Opening Night: Les Démons de Dorothy + 2 other dirty cinematic trips
Tue Nov 9, 20:20
Film,Q+A, Rio Cinema, £13.5 / £10.5 con
This year’s film programme is glistening with camp, gore, sex, fantasy, gender glamour, and lesbian sadness. One film that exemplifies all of this is Les Démons de Dorothy, the new short film by Alexis Langlois, renegade director of Terror, Sisters!
THE DEMONS OF DOROTHY | dir. Alexis Langlois | France 2021 | 28’
A moody lez and a bit of a loser, frustrated burgeoning filmmaker Dorothy has been told to make real, mainstream films instead of stupid queer comedies.
Naturally, she reacts by downing Heinekens and bingeing her fave TV show, Romy the Vampire Slayer, magically summoning otherworldly, prosthetic, big-breasted, and frankly fabulous incantations of her very own personal demons. Take a ride with them on a Y2k pink motorbike through a sapphic cinematic dream world.
TRINKETS and DARK THOUGHTS | dir. Alexis Langlois | France 2016 | 27’
The most realistic afters ever shown in cinema. Tired drag queens mix with debauched grannies, drunken vagrants, soft dicks, and shy virgins over the course of a morning.
YOUR YOUNG YEARS WILL DRY YOUR TEARS | dir. Alexis Langlois | France 2017 | 32’
A short musical about inconsolable babydyke Billie finding (some) hope through literature.
short film before the main programme:
TAKE ME | dir. Luca Asta | UK 2020 | 3’
A neighbourhood ode to the sweaty basements we’ve been missing.