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Fringe! Flings: Rebel Dykes Preview + Panel

Wed Jun 23, 18:30

Film,Q+A, Genesis Cinema, £7.5

23 June 2021 •••

We can't think of a better film than Rebel Dykes to hail our return to real life, in-the-flesh cinema. It's the kick-ass lesbian documentary of the year. Taking the punk aesthetic to the max, Rebel Dykes cuts and pastes archive footage, animation, and interviews to successfully recreate the look and feel of London in the '80s. The film centres a group of sex-positive, lesbian, anarchist squatters living at the edges of the '80s' feminist movement: Greenham Common, BDSM club nights, anti-Thatcher demos, and direct action on Clause 28. Rebel Dykes provides a glimpse of a London where it was possible to truly live outside the system.

We'll then be joined by the filmmaker team for an intergenerational dyke panel. Watch this space!

Fringe! Flings, an ongoing affair with queer ciema at Genesis, is back with a Preview screening of Harri Shanahan and Sian Williams' REBEL DYKES.

Rebel Dykes | dirs. Harri Shanahan, Sian Williams | UK 2021 | 82'

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