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October 2019

Brief Story from the Green Planet

October 3, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - 10:55 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white man with short dark hair and a yellow jacket, white woman with long blonde hair and a red and white striped jacket, and Latina woman with long dark hair and luminous pink jacket stand in a field looking directly at the camera.

Three childhood friends in Buenos Aires are stuck in a rut. Gutsy trans performer Tania is disillusioned with her profession, club kid Pedro can only connect via dancing, and depressed waitress Daniela has given up on finding love. Their lives are turned upside down when…

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See Me Proud presents: Mental Health Shorts

October 4, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A drawn or painted face of a person with white background, blue outline of eye and eyebrows and a hand covering their face, pink hair, and green and yellow shading over the top and right of their face.

We know that mental health issues disproportionately affect LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities, who often experience difficulties in accessing support. To create space for discussion and representation of these topics, we’ve curated a collection of insightful and powerful shorts in partnership with See Me Proud. Topics…

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SX presents: What Brings You On Here?

October 4, 2019 @ 3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A black man looks directly at the camera. He has a small moustache and is wearing a brown flat cap, red and white shirt, and tan with white collar jacket. Behind him is a park railing and trees.

Filmmaker and poet Ross Wilcock presents films focusing on the experiences of gay men with online dating. A history of gay sex and cruising from the 70s to the internet takeover of today. Dissatisfaction with emotionless encounters and the yearning for something more. Meeting up…

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Moroni for President

October 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A brown man in light purple shirt, waistcoat, and tie with short dark hair, beard, and glasses stand with his hand in his pocket, looking up to the side. Behind him is a silver car with election posters on it, desert, and trees.

The Navajo Nation is the largest Native American reservation in the United States. Every four years, the Navajo tribe elects its president, whom is considered to be the most powerful Native American in the country. In the midst of a frenzied electoral campaign, Moroni for President…

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From Zero to I Love You

October 4, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Close up of the head and naked shoulders of a white man with short dark hair. He is looking whistfully to the side and his hair is caught by sunlight also coming through the tree tops behind him.

This captivating relationship comedy begins when Peter bumps into handsome but married Jack in a gay bar. They begin a passionate affair and Peter woes the fact he always seems to end up with married men, a scenario bringing its own special set of tensions.…

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SQIFF Shorts: Queer Islam with Hidayah

October 5, 2019 @ 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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SQIFF Shorts: Queer Scotland

October 5, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Seamore Neighbourhood Cinema, 304 Maryhill Road
Glasgow, G20 7YE United Kingdom
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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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