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Watch Party: Tongues Untied

October 8 @ 8:30 pm - 10:15 pm

Free - £8
Two Black men are naked from the waist up in front of a white sheet with sketches of rocket and other items on it. One has an arm around the other's shoulder and they both look directly at the camera.

In his own words, Marlon Riggs aimed to shatter the “nation’s brutalizing silence on matters of sexual and racial difference” with his 1989 film Tongues Untied. A challenging and captivating work, many of Riggs’ key messages still resonate with the Black queer experience in the USA and Europe.

There will be a discussion about the themes raised after the screening. Curated by Harvey Dimond. Presented in partnership with Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) for Black History Month.

Tickets are on a sliding scale of FREE, £2, £4, £6, or £8. To book, click the button below. You can book a ticket up to one hour before the start time. We will send out a Zoom link for the event to ticket holders a day or two beforehand.

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This screening has an age recommendation of N/C 15+.

The film has English audio with English language captions. BSL interpretation and live captioning provided for introduction and Q&A.

The film is 55 minutes long with a brief introduction at the start, a 5 minute comfort break after the film, and a Q&A lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Content notes tbc.

We have a limited access fund to assist people with no or limited internet access to attend the Festival. If you would like to take this up, please contact info@sqiff.org.

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Tickets for most live events are on a sliding scale of FREE, £2, £4, £6, or £8. Our sliding scale allows you to choose what to pay based on what you feel you can afford. No evidence or proof of circumstances is required. If you can afford to pay more, we really appreciate it as we rely on this income to pay queer people fairly for their work and keep the festival going.


October 8
8:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Free - £8
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