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Sqifflix: Gender Revealing

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - June 7 @ 5:00 pm

Free
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In our programme Gender Revealing filmmakers and characters play with and question gender norms and expectations. A genderqueer AFAB person experiments with male-pattern baldness, Exa Zim narrates their life growing up trans, ‘faux’ drag queens Sergina and Venus Dimilo strut their stuff, and trans and genderless bodies float and move in unusual ways.

All films have English language subtitles or captions. See notes for below for each film’s language/s, level of accessibility for blind and partially sighted people, age recommendation, content notes, and if the film contains flashing lights or sound levels that might be disturbing for some. These notes are also found on each film’s page on vimeo.

The films are all free to watch with thanks to the filmmakers. Click here to donate to LGBT Unity Scotland to support LGBTQIA+ refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrants.

Jean (6m) [click here to watch]
Dir: Anna Stypko, Country: USA, Year: 2013
A delightful eccentric has a haircut that transcends age and gender expectations. Set in the run-down Kensington neighbourhood of Philadelphia, local artist Jean talks about her shoes, hairstyle choices, and why she changed her name.

Language/s: English

Accessibility for blind and partially sighted people: Limited voiceover/dialogue and mixture of bright and dark images.

Sound design access notes: Some loud and abrasive music.

Age recommendation: 12+

Content note: Depiction of misogyny, homophobia, ableism, and mild violence.

Phone Me Don’t Write (3m) [click here to watch]
Dir: Elly Clarke, Country: USA/Germany, Year: 2013-15
A short film (and song) about love, sex, loneliness, and relationships in the era of instant communications.

Language/s: English

Accessibility for blind and partially sighted people: Only song lyrics, otherwise all visual, mix of bright and dark images.

Age recommendation: 12+

Content note: Discussion of sex

Alexa to Exa (17m) [click here to watch]
Dir: Exa Zim, Christian Marsh, Country: USA, Year: 2015
A very personal documentary film about about transcending assigned identity.

Language/s: English

Accessibility for blind and partially sighted people: Lots of voiceover; mostly bright images.

Sound design access notes: Sudden loud music and abrasive sound effects.

Age recommendation: 15+

Content note: Discussion of homophobia, illness, mental health issues, and suicide.

I Want to See You from a Different Perspective (3m) [click here to watch]
Dir: Elly Clarke, Country: Canada/UK, Year: 2014
A song about trying and failing to change a person you are in a relationship with.

Language/s: English

Accessibility for blind and partially sighted people: Only song lyrics, otherwise all visual, mix of bright and dark images.

Age recommendation: 12+

Content note: None

Venus (6m) [click here to watch]
Dir: Faye Carr-Wilson, Magenta Sharp, Country: UK, Year: 2016
Venus is a short documentary exploring gender roles within the drag community.

Language/s: English

Accessibility for blind and partially sighted people: Some voiceover/dialogue and some visual ideas and storytelling; mixture of bright and dark images.

Age recommendation: 12+

Content note: Discussion of ableism

Instantaneous Culture (3m) [click here to watch]
Dir: Elly Clarke, Country: Germany, Year: 2013-14
A ballad about love in a time of mobile phones, about wanting, longing, desiring but not really getting. Talk versus action, song versus stillness, and some great lingerie to go with it.

Language/s: English

Accessibility for blind and partially sighted people: Only song lyrics, otherwise all visual, mix of bright and dark images.

Age recommendation: 12+

Content note: None

Leg, Arm, Head (11m) [click here to watch]
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.

Language/s: English

Accessibility for blind and partially sighted people: No dialogue – just sound effects and music; bright images.

Age recommendation: 15+

Content note: Depiction of sex.

Float (5m) [click here to watch]
Dir: Sam Berliner, Country: USA, Year: 2015
Float is a celebratory experiment shot completely underwater and depicting trans and genderqueer folk swimming naked set to music by musician Rae Spoon.

Language/s: No spoken language

Accessibility for blind and partially sighted people: No spoken language, only music and sound effects; quite bright images.

Age recommendation: 12+

Content note: Depiction of nudity

The Race (4m) [click here to watch]
Dir: Soyoon Kim, Country: South Korea, Year: 2015
Tiny, genderless figurines dance to J S Bach as their environment gives way and glitches out.

Language/s: No spoken language

Accessibility for blind and partially sighted people: No spoken language, only music and sound effects; bright images.

Sound design access notes: Some abrasive sound effects.

Age recommendation: 12+

Content note: Depiction of homophobia, misogyny, biphobia, butchphobia, and classism.

Details

Start:
May 7 @ 5:00 pm
End:
June 7 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://vimeo.com/showcase/7104527

Organizer

SQIFF