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September 2017

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

September 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
belmont filmhouse, 49 Belmont St
Aberdeen, AB10 1JS
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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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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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Looking Awry: Don’t Look At Me That Way (Glasgow)

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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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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SQIFF Shorts: Sketches

September 28 @ 1:45 pm - 2:35 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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A young man gets a job in Canada’s busiest gay bathhouse, a cartoonist from Rio de Janeiro draws members of the trans community to help deal with his own issues, the gender and disability politics of toilets are explored, a purifying ritual bath performed by…

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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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Play the Devil

September 28 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Greg is a studious 18-year-old from a working-class Trinidadian neighbourhood. He dreams of attending university thanks to a scholarship but his plans are put at risk by James, a wealthy married man who becomes sexually obsessed with him. When Greg pushes back against James, is…

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Chavela

September 28 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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£5.50
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Co-directors Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi interweave candid stories told by Mexican ranchera singer Chavela Vargas and those closest to her in this multi-faceted biographical film. An incomparable performer, she was also a lesbian woman who defied all social expectations, revolutionising music and challenging the…

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A Womb of Their Own

September 28 @ 8:45 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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How do people who don’t experience themselves as simply female or male handle a culture that offers only these two identities? A Womb of Their Own introduces a charismatic, funny, thoughtful group of masculine-of-centre-identified people who go through pregnancy. Each individual and couple navigates gender…

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SQIFF Shorts: The Gayz

September 29 @ 1:45 pm - 2:40 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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‘The gaze’ is a term used in visual media to mean the way viewers look at images and onscreen characters look at each other, traditionally in critique of male-centred and patriarchal movie-making. So what happens when the act of looking in films is queered? Featuring…

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