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October 2019

SQIFF Shorts: Queer Islam with Hidayah

October 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Close-up of one set of hands washing the foot of another person with water in a basin below.

A series of shorts made over several decades following queer Muslim characters as they navigate familial relationships, romantic love, and their careers. A budding filmmaker collaborates with his conservative Muslim father on a film about an iconic Muslim actor. The love between a disabled Muslim…

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Transfinite

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Two drawn or painted people of colour standing facing each other. One with their back to us is painted orange-yellow with a grey vest and red and green stripes on their uppers arms. The other facing us is pink with a purple flower headband and a yellow vest. The background is a torquoise-white shade.

Transfinite is a sci-fi omnibus feature film by Neelu Bhuman composed of seven standalone short stories where supernatural trans and queer people from various cultures use their powers to protect, love, teach, fight, and thrive. Most of us have been in situations where we feel…

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SQIFF Shorts: Queer Scotland

October 5 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Two people stand legs apart in a dancing pose surrounded by concrete, behind them a reflection caused by sunlight and windows. One person with short black hair and a dark jacket and trousers has their arm around the neck of the other person, who has short dark hair, a grey tshirt, and dark trousers, in dance pose.

We present a round-up of the excellent, idiosyncratic new queer filmmaking produced within Scotland. We welcome the return of filmmakers who have screened at SQIFF before including Michael Lee Richardson, Wei Zhang, Siri Rødnes, Eleanor Capaldi, and Natasha Lall, and are excited by a whole…

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A Dog Barking at the Moon

October 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:35 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A Chinese woman's face in close is seen upside down as she lies on a green sheet in a hospital bed. She wears a blue surgical cap and wires are seen across her bare shoulders.

In director Zi Xiang's exceptional feature debut - a Teddy Jury award-winner at the Berlin Film Festival - decades of open secrets and resentment create chaos within a Chinese family. When she brings her white western boyfriend for a visit to China, pregnant Huang Xiaoyu…

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Cassandro, the Exotico!

October 5 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white woman with dark hair in a pink and white headscarf and a white and green outfit holds a 16mm camera up to a white man with short blond hair, wearing bright make-up, a pink, white, and black skimpy wrestling outfit, and a green medalion. Behind them is a stretch of road.

Cassandro is a well-known lucha libre wrestler known for his extravagant gayness and equally spectacular wrestling moves. Shot on 16mm over the course of 5 years, Marie Losier’s film follows a champion coming to terms with his increasingly ailing body. We bear witness to Cassandro's…

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Stonewall Scotland presents: Before Stonewall

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Seamore Neighbourhood Cinema, 304 Maryhill Road
Glasgow, G20 7YE United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Two smiling men in army uniforms have their arms around each others shoulders in an old black and white image.

On June 27 1969, police raided The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York. In a spontaneous show of support and frustration, the city’s queer community rioted for three nights, an event often considered the birth of the modern LGBT Rights Movement. Revealing and…

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SQIFF Shorts: Some Like it Rough

October 5 @ 9:00 pm - 10:25 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Black and white grainy archive image of a man with white tshirt and tight jeans with his hands handcuffed behind his back.

We delve into the varied practices of BDSM and societal attitudes towards this age-old erotic preference, which continues to be subject to stigmatisation and censorship. In Lasting Marks, one of sixteen gay men put on trial for taking part in consensual sadomasochism in late 80s…

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Pity Party Film Club presents: Evil Come, Evil Go

October 5 @ 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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Pity Party Film Club presents a rare screening of Walt Davis' lesbian sexploitation opus Evil Come, Evil Go. Sister Sarah Jane (Cleo O'Hara) is hellbent on ridding the world of evil, sex-obsessed men. Taking to the streets of Los Angeles, she quickly befriends a gullible…

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Rainbow Families presents: Beauty and the Beast Singalong

October 6 @ 12:15 pm - 2:25 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A dark image with a large beastlike creature dancing with a smaller woman in sillouette under a spotlight and in a smoky space.

Sing along with Emmas Watson and Thompson and Ewan McGregor in this romantic fairytale with a queer twist. Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns…

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SQIFF Shorts: You Gotta Have Faith

October 6 @ 12:30 pm - 2:10 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A black person with hair up in a bun and blue jumper lies on a bed leaning over a brown person with long dark hair and a pink jumper. There is a pink cushion and flowery wallpaper behind them.

Short films exploring what it means to have faith as a queer person today. A seemingly pious Hasidic man living a secret double life faces a challenge when his two worlds collide. A chaplain from Cheshire sets up a helpline for gay farmers and is…

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