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October 2019

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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SQIFF Shorts: Some Like it Rough

October 5, 2019 @ 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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WERX @ Civic House Glasgow

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
£5
A grey background with a slightly abstract blurry black and gold figure with heels. Top right is written WERX

Introducing WERX, a collaboration between Vogue Scotland X SQIFF and Glasgow's own club night by and for the ballroom scene, allies and pals, get ready to dress to the 10s! DJs to be announced. This night is open to folx from all backgrounds, experiences, sexualities,…

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SQIFF Shorts: You Gotta Have Faith

October 6, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:10 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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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Vision Portraits

October 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A black man sits on a subway carriage seat. He has short black hair, his eyes are closed, he holds a white cane, and he wears a dark jacket.

Vision Portraits is a vivid and hypnotic exploration by filmmaker Rodney Evans illuminating the compelling stories of four visually impaired artists - photographer John Dugdale, dancer Kayla Hamilton, writer Ryan Knighton, and the filmmaker himself. Evans contrasts their journeys with his own personal and professional…

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We Are Parable presents: Dirty Computer: An Emotion Picture by Janelle Monae

October 6, 2019 @ 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A black woman - Janelle Monae - is in close up looking just beyond the camera. She has black hair in pigtails and wears multi-coloured eye make-up, bright red lipstic, and a pearl collar. Just behind her another black woman can be seen. They are both sitting in an open top car.

As part of their season “The Art of the Black Visual Album” We Are Parable partner with SQIFF to present a special screening of Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer visual album or, as she calls it, “emotion picture.” Set in a dystopian nightmare, Jane 57821 (played…

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SQIFF Shorts: Gross Out

October 6, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A white man with short mousy hair sits on a sofa eating something unseen off a plate he is holding. He looks startled. Behind him is a light wall with a white, blue, and green framed picture on it.

With supposed tolerance and acceptance of LGBT people in western public life comes enforced sanitisation and respectability. Straight society pats itself on the back for allowing (some of) us to get married and feature in shiny corporate advertising but is still repelled by our bodies…

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Black History Month: Portrait of Jason

October 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Black and white close up of a black man, Jason Holliday, gazing directly at the camera with a sly perhaps annoyed look. He has short black hair and glasses, and holds a cigarette in his hand.

Portrait of Jason shows sex worker and entertainer, Jason Holliday, recounting his life story for filmmaker Shirley Clarke. Jason is the sole on-screen presence in the film. He narrates his life story to the camera, behind which Clarke and her partner at the time, actor…

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Black History Month: Calalai: In Betweenness + shorts

October 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Two Bugis women from southern Indonesia sit next to each other in a wooden building with red awning. One has a white shirt and headscarf and appears to be in prayer. The other woman wears a black and white tshirt with a tiger on it and is looking down.

Calalai: In Betweenness by filmmaker Kiki Febriyanti depicts women in South Sulawesi Bugis culture, which for centuries has accepted gender diversity as implicit, believing humans consist of 5 genders, one of them being calalai. The film takes a closer look at the definition of femininity…

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