TV Binge Watch Double Bills: United We Fan + Queer Squee
Wed Jul 24, 19:00
Film,Q+A, Mirth,Marvel & Maud, £7
An evening celebrating the heights of queer TV fandom, the characters and shows we obsess over, and the lengths we’ll go to save them!
7pm United We Fan
9pm binge watch squee
£5 for one part, £7 double bill
seating is unallocated
UNITED WE FAN
Dir. Michael Sparaga | Canada | 2018 | 90min
Ordinary people going to extraordinary lengths to save the television shows and television characters they’re obsessed with, in this documentary that also highlights the ill-begotten fates and premature gay deaths that have plagued film & TV. United We Fan highlights the heroic power of organised fandom for shows like Star Trek (the legendary Bjo and John Trimble), Cagney and Lacey, Chuck, Quantum Leap,Roswell (TV series), Jericho, Longmire, Person of Interest, Veronica Mars, Designing Women, among others.
(English language with subtitles for HoH)
----- 30min interval -----
Binge Watch Squee
Clips and chat to fuel your obsession with the shows and characters worth shouting about, including Buffy, Xena, Deep Space Nine, Firefly, Shadow Hunters, The Good Wife. Introduced by Buffy superfan Dom Top, with audience participation highly encouraged. Who do you stan?
+ short film REAL |Dir. Cass Dennis | Australia | 2018 | 10min
This is a short film for anyone who ever became strangely drawn to and obsessed with a TV character before coming out, with all the feels when they are unceremoniously done away with.
about Dom Top
Pint-sized pop rocket Dom Top is familiar sight around the London LGBTQ+ scene, as one fourth of the acclaimed queer comedy quartet Sex Shells and a resident DJ at fiesta phenomenon Daddy Issues. By day he also works as a consultant with Youtube’s Culture and Trends department, allowing him to put his formidable knowledge of pop princesses and 90s TV & movies to good use. A hardcore Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan since 1997, having even hosted quizzes about the show, he spends most of his free time rewatching all 144 episodes ad nauseum and trying desperately to get Sarah Michelle Gellar’s attention on Instagram.
The screening room and downstairs bar in Mirth, Marvel and Maud has step-free access when entering through the venue's beer garden, but no wheelchair accessible toilet is available. The foyer bar and dining room do not have step-free access.
For any venue specific access questions, contact Mirth, Marvel and Maud on 02085208636
United We Fan will be screened with HoH subtitles.
this event is part of FILM FEELS: OBSESSION
This Summer Film Feels: Obsession sees cinemas, festivals event producers and pop ups around the UK exploring the enduring appeal of Obsession on screen. Supported by the British Film Institute (BFI) and delivered via the Film Audience Network, this Major Programme offers audiences from the South Coast to the Scottish Highlands a chance to explore and enjoy thematic programmes, events and films driven by an obsessive love for independent cinema.