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Nothing to Lose

Sat Nov 16, 18:30

Film,Q+A, Barbican Cinema, £13.5 / £12 con

An unapologetic and infectiously joyful documentary celebrating fat bodies in motion that dismantles cultural projections about empowerment, sexuality, and who gets to take up space. Born as a dance performance from the desire to bring fat, queer bodies on to the stage, Kate Champion, artistic director of Australian dance company Force Majeure, enlists filmmaker and activist Kelli Jean Drinkwater to collaborate on assembling a troupe of dancers with larger bodies to devise a dance piece from their lived experience. The collaboration resulted in Nothing to Lose, a celebrated artistic movement piece that was the breakout hit at 2015’s Sydney Festival.

Drinkwater brings to life the troupe’s incredible bonding experience as they work through the choreographic process, challenge unaddressed issues of fatphobia in the queer community, engage in conversations about publicly being fat and enact beautiful moments of self-reclamation. The screening will be followed by a panel with filmmakers Kelli Jean Drinkwater, Liberty Antonia Sadler and special guest Scottee.

dir. Kelli Jean Drinkwater | Australia | 2018 | 65min

Shorts before the feature
BODIES LIKE OCEANS | dir. Kat Cory | USA | 2019 | 12min
Deep-dive into the lush and undulating world of self-described queer fat Southern freak photographer Shoog McDaniel.

WITHOUT SHAME | dir. Liberty Antonia Sadler | UK | 2018 | 2min
Self-love is revolutionary! A queer fat femme revels in her body giving two fingers up to body shamers.

All films in this programme have English subtitles.

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