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SHORTS: A HOLE NEW WORLD WITH YOU

Sat Nov 16, 13:30

Film, Rose Lipman Building, Free

Queer people have always imagined a world different from our own where we can live and love freely. The oft quoted Jose Munoz’ ‘Cruising…’ says, ‘Queerness is not here yet’, and in these trying times, LGBTIQA+ folk lovingly remind one another that imagining a positive future, a brave new world, is necessary for survival. So is laughter; so are experiments. It’s necessary to feed and care for our minds and souls, especially precious in a climate of inhumanity in mainstream culture and society. These films employ joy to seek out new ways of being, forge new and celebratory spaces to inhabit, and throw away the rule book, forcing us to dream big. Here is home.

QUEERING DI TEKNOLOJIK | dir. Timothy Smith | UK | 2018 | 9min
Continuing the Queer Babel series, an AI bot speaks to the new world in a voice and language made from all of us.

THE GENEISIS OF BUTCH & FEMME | dir. Krissy Mahan | USA | 2015 | 6min
You may have seen this Fisherprice comic genius in previous years, here they are with the genesis story of a beloved queer dynamic.

BLACKN3SS (NEGRUM3) | dir. Diego Paulino | Brazil | 2018 | 22min 
‘The more they talk about me the bigger my ass gets’. Liberation, Afro futurism and iconography light up the new world that Black queer Brazilians are creating for us all in this fiercely inventive documentary.

PXSSY PALACE | dir. Laura Kirwan Ashman | UK | 2019 | 7min 
A dreamlike, inspirational, and irresistible look into the intentional QTIPOC party.

STINKHORN | dirs. Hilary Harp and Suzie Silver | USA | 2019 | 13min
This psychedelic and perverse part-animated Western descends into magical pony play. Rural queer imagination unleashed.

THIS IS FOR US | dir. Shanel Edwards | USA | 2019 | 7min
Shanel Edwards and friends create a beautiful dome filled with black fem magic, beauty, acceptance and joy.

SYLVIE | dir. Clem Hue | France | 2019 | 22min
In the suburbs of Toulouse, a group of queers and migrants squat in a pink house searching for traces of the previous occupants, and wrestle with the memory of a crime.

ETERÉA (BEHIND THE SCENES DOCUMENTARY) | dir. Tino Monetti | Brazil | 2019 | 9min.  8 performers from different queer collectives of São Paulo talk behind the scenes of a music video dripping in stunning queer defiance.






All films in this programme have English subtitles and the Q&A will be BSL interpreted.

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