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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 Schools: Real Boy

September 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free
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“I just want to be loved by my family,” says Bennett, a 19-year-old trans man. “But for my family, it’s not as simple as that.” Ben’s mum is having a hard time coming to terms with her child’s transition. His dad and sister no longer…

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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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Workshop: Filmmaking with Lasse Långström

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free
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Lasse Långström's films - including Folkbildningsterror and Who Will Fuck Daddy?, both screening in the Festival - are always personal, political, and unlike anything else you're likely to see.  Collaborating with groups of friends, his work is always inventive and anarchic - and often really…

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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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SQIFF Shorts: Are We Queer Yet?

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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A selection of shorts asking if - and challenging the notion - that we are really queer yet. We follow LGBTQ+ people forging their own space in society and building new worlds. New communities emerge unapologetically, from creation of the trans flag to voguing on…

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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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