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September 2017

Looking Awry: Don’t Look At Me That Way (Edinburgh)

September 23 @ 3:40 pm - 5:10 pm
Edinburgh Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
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Hedi is the new neighbour of Iva, who is raising her daughter Sophia by herself. The two women start a relationship and Iva is desperately in love. However, when Iva's estranged father appears, Hedi is strongly attracted to him. Director and star Uisenma Borchu crafts…

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SQIFF Opener: The Misandrists

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Queer film legend Bruce LaBruce's newest feature dives headlong into the world of the Female Liberation Army hiding out in the heart of Gerwomany. Led by Big Mother, the FLA indoctrinates its young recruits to take up the struggle of freeing all female people through…

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Tax on Me

September 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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In the last few years, local authorities in Scotland have increased care charging, obliging people with disabilities to pay more than others to achieve the same basic human rights. Tax on Me is a hip-hop music video by filmmaker Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi and media coop responding…

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We Are Failing

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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“Failing is something queers do and always have done exceptionally well…” Jack Halberstam’s 2011 book The Queer Art of Failure explores how failure can be embraced as a form of resistance to the demands of heterosexual, capitalist society. At this event, we celebrate and assert…

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Feminist Porn Night III

September 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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After suffering a wrongful death in 1914, former US slave Marie Scott - now a vampire - got a second chance at living to gain vengeance and live forever. This type of life comes with a price, though, and like everyone else, Marie must pay.…

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Looking Awry: Representing Bisexual* Desires On Screen

September 30 @ 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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In LGBT+ politics and activism bisexual people are often left out of the conversation. To consider bisexual people - our lives, our desires, and the difficulties we face - enriches our understanding of sexuality, foregrounding issues that we otherwise might not consider. This is eye-opening…

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Collect:if Presents: Gaysian Superheroes

September 30 @ 2:45 pm - 4:05 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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A focus on the work of two British-South Asian queer women filmmakers across different generations. Activist and director Pratibha Parmar’s work centres on gender, race, and LGBT issues. Her groundbreaking Khush (1991), for instance, portrays lesbian women and gay men in India and the Indian…

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Sad Girl Cinema

September 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Sad Girl Cinema is an ongoing documentary film project exploring mental health narratives in screen culture created by queer writers Claire Biddles and Bethany Rose Lamont and designed by Maggie Webster. Sorted into three themes: therapy, the mental health ward, and tortured geniuses and tragic…

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SQIFF Shorts: Defiant Dykes

September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Proudly presenting dykes defying society, each other, themselves, and the demands and expectations of both hetero and queer culture. A feisty granny drags her granddaughter out of the closet, 3 Butch/Femme and Stud/Fem lesbian couples from working-class backgrounds share fragments from their lives, a 17-year-old…

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Looking Awry: Nowhere

September 30 @ 9:15 pm - 10:45 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Described by director Gregg Araki as "A Beverly Hills 90210 episode on acid,” Nowhere follows 18-year-old Dark Smith through a day in the teenager’s life in LA. Dark fails to get the emotional support he craves from girlfriend Mel, who is also involved with a…

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