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December 2018

SQIFF Shorts: Deaf Perspectives

December 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A showcase of work by and about Deaf queer filmmakers and artists. Films include Dickie Hearts’ latest short, zombie spectacular The Deaf vs The Dead; a documentary about Deaf gay porn actor, Rick; a film-poem, featuring Donna Williams, about translation between British Sign Language and…

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East Asian Focus: The Story of the Stone

December 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Scottish Youth Theatre, The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street
Glasgow, G1 1TF United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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A queering of a tale from classical Chinese literature, thoroughly modernised and relocated to the midst of Taipei's gay community. After the death of his boyfriend, Lin heads to the city, where he starts up a new relationship with waiter Josh. But their love is quickly…

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Pink Excavation

December 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Pink Excavation is Natasha Lall's first feature length film. With Lall as the narrator and cameos from local queers Mina Baird and Junie Latte, this DIY film explores the preservation of queer histories in Glasgow, 2518. Pink Excavation sees Lall excavate 90s-00s technological relics that…

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QWPS presents: Queer The Screen

December 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Queer Words Project Scotland presents a preview of some of the stories and poems featured in We Were Always Here, an anthology of weird, queer Scottish writing being published in February 2019 by 404 Ink. Experience a selection of stories and poems influenced by film…

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Tomorrow Never Knows

December 8, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:10 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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A sensitive documentary looking at the life and death of Shar Jones, a transgender person with early onset Alzheimer's Disease, and the difficult choice he and his wife Cynthia Vitale faced as the couple struggled to figure out how to proceed amidst his chaotic decline.…

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Luke & Jack present: Bishop Black Retrospective

December 8, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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We are excited to bring Berlin-based actor and performer Bishop Black to SQIFF to present a retrospective of his amazing and varied work. Bishop has worked with some of the most prodigious and provocative directors in queer porn including Shu Lea Cheang, Erika Lust, Morgana…

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Nitrate Kisses

December 8, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Scottish Youth Theatre, The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street
Glasgow, G1 1TF United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Pioneer of lesbian cinema Barbara Hammer weaves striking images of four gay and lesbian couples with footage of an unearthed, forbidden, and invisible history, searching eroded emulsions and images for lost vestiges of queer culture. Questions of historic representation are examined through addressing the margins,…

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Leitis in Waiting + Lady Eva

December 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Scottish Youth Theatre, The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street
Glasgow, G1 1TF United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Tonga, an island group in the South Pacific, has long considered trans women, known as leitis, an integral part of its culture, often carrying significant social status. But recent Western religious influences have seen their identities being increasingly challenged. This documentary traces their proud cultural history and…

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Walking:Holding

December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Space, London Road, 257 London Road
Glasgow, G40 1PE United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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What does your town look like from someone else's perspective? What's it like to hold hands with a complete stranger and walk through the city centre? Performance art and mobile technology converge in Walking:Holding, a meditative documentary that journeys through urban landscapes exploring identity and intimacy in…

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A Deal With The Universe

December 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Documentary A Deal with the Universe is filmmaker Jason Barker's debut feature. Autobiographical and made entirely from personal archive and home video diaries, the film follows Jason's incredible story of how he came to give birth to his child, charting over 15 years of his…

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