Closing Night | No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics
Sun Nov 14, 20:30
Film, Genesis Cinema, £10.50 / £8, 5.50 con
From Come Out Comix to Fun Home, via Dykes to Watch Out For and Brown Bomber & The Diva, cartoons come to life on screen through this celebration of LGBTQI+ comics, zines and graphic novels.
No Straight Lines profiles five pioneers of the queer comics scene from the 1970s onwards – Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Jennifer Camper, Rupert Kinnard, and Mary Wings – who have used their work to discuss everything from the AIDS crisis and workplace discrimination to the search for love and a good haircut.
NO STRAIGHT LINES | dir. Vivian Kleiman | USA 2021 | 78
CW: discussion of AIDS, homophobia & death
short before the feature:
MODERN QUEER HEROES | dir. Kate Jessop | UK 2020 | 5’
Who are your queer heroes? A celebration of LGBTQI+ artists and culture-makers working in our modern era, nominated and animated by 14 LGBTQI+ artists from around the world.
animators and subjects:
Dann Parry — Christine and The Queens
Lily Ash Sakula — LadyPhill
Kate Jessop — Alison Bechdel
Robert Duncan — Frank Ocean
Rosa Wan — Travis Alabanza
Sam Gurry — Judith Butler
Holly Murtha — Fox Fisher
Leo Crane — Denise Ho
Laura Jane Hodkins — Janelle Monáe
Terry Wragg/Leeds Animation Workshop — Gregg Araki
Gemma Green Hope — Chardine Taylor Stone
Ada Güvenir – George Micheal
David Dalalfeunte — Munroe Bergdorf
Cheng-Hsu Chung — Natalie Wynn
Both films have closed captions (CC),
and there is BSL Interpretation for the extended introduction.