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SQIFF Shorts: The Gayz

September 29, 2017 @ 1:45 pm - 2:40 pm

Free – £8

‘The gaze’ is a term used in visual media to mean the way viewers look at images and onscreen characters look at each other, traditionally in critique of male-centred and patriarchal movie-making. So what happens when the act of looking in films is queered? Featuring Campbell X’s new experimental short, DES!RE, foregrounding lust for masc AFAB people, The Naked Body, in which a director documents how people relate to nudity and their own body, Leg, Arm, Head, depicting a highly controlled dancer exploring her identity, and Harding & his camera, an ambiguous ‘love story’ told through the 1930s archive of a British archaeologist in Palestine.

Rob Eagle, director of Harding & his camera will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening. If you require BSL interpretation for the Q&A, contact [email protected] to make arrangements.

ACCESS: Level access at entrance of CCA with Cinema space on ground floor. Accessible toilets available. Various languages with English subtitles/captions. Hearing loop.

Ticket prices on a sliding scale according to your circumstances. Choose between FREE, £2, £4, £6, or £8 (prices include CCA booking fee) according to what you can afford. See our ticketing information for more details.

To book, please use the button below or call CCA box office on +44 (0)141 352 4900.

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DES!RE (9m)
Dir: Campbell X, Country: UK, Year: 2017
An experimental film exploring desire for transmasculine, butch, stud, and masculine of centre (MOC) people assigned female at birth.

The Naked Body (23m)
Dir: Diego Carvalho Sá, Country: Brazil, Year: 2016
In this hybrid of documentary and fiction a director documents how people relate to nudity and their own body. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, the director gets involved with one of his subjects.

Leg, Arm, Head (11m)
Dir: Scout Stuart, Country: UK, Year: 2016
A highly controlled dancer moves away from the discipline and uniformity of ballet to explore her own identity.

Harding & his camera (12m)
Dir: Rob Eagle, Country: UK, Palestine, Israel, Year: 2017
An ambiguous ‘love story’ documentary told through the 1930s archive of a British archaeologist who took a camera on his digs in the British Mandate for Palestine and fell in love with his Bedouin assistant.


September 29, 2017
1:45 pm - 2:40 pm
Free – £8
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