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October 2017

Document Presents: FREE CeCe!

October 1, 2017 @ 1:00 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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On her way to the store with a group of friends, trans woman Chrishaun Reed “CeCe” McDonald was brutally attacked and in defending her life, a man was killed. After a coercive interrogation, CeCe was incarcerated in a men’s prison in Minnesota. An international campaign…

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What (the Fuck) is Lesbian Cinema? + The Book of Gabrielle (Edinburgh)

October 29, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Edinburgh Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
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The Book of Gabrielle is a clever dramedy about an intimate yet platonic relationship that develops between a female graphic artist and an older male erotic novelist. Saul delights in Gabrielle’s description of her past affairs and ongoing relationship with her younger girlfriend, Olivia (Anna…

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December 2018

SQIFF 2018 Opening Night Shorts

December 5, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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We kick off our 2018 edition with an exciting and boundary-pushing programme of contemporary LGBTQ+ shorts from around the world. Headlining is VISIBLE, created by Campbell X and Kayza Rose, who explore QTIPOC (queer trans intersex people of colour) histories, challenging mainstream perceptions and sanitisation of legacies, and celebrating complexity, multiplicity, myths, gossip, and legends.  …

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A Girl At My Door

December 7, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Promising police cadet Young-nam is sent to work in a small seaside village after her lesbian relationship is outed to her bosses in Seoul. Here, she meets a bullied teenager, Sun Dohee, and quickly becomes her trusted friend and defender. But as Young-nam looks further into Dohee's…

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Dykes, Camera, Action! + BOOM BUST: Feminist Filmmakers Blowing Up the Canon

December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Lesbians didn't always get to see themselves on screen. But between Stonewall, the feminist movement, and the experimental cinema of the 1970s, they built visibility, and transformed the social imagination about queerness. Filmmakers Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan,…

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DESIRES AND RESISTANCE | UNEARTHING TRANS LEGACIES

December 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Anonymous sexual encounters and flirtations with the camera, dress-up with Flawless Sabrina, and a night at the Stonewall Inn with Marsha P. Johnson: this programme proposes alternative modes of retrieving and disseminating a trans* past through an erotic gaze. Addressing an erasure of trans* legacies,…

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SQIFF Shorts: Queer Scotland

December 8, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:10 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Our 2018 Scottish shorts programme contains another exciting range of work by and about LGBTQ+ people and communities within our (un)fair land. Among the imagery and themes included are the search for community and intimacy, trans embodiment, anti-queer conditioning, erotic fantasies in rural landscapes, lost…

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Shakedown

December 9, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:15 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Owned by women, underground and illegal in nature, the club Shakedown was an independent, all black lesbian strip club operating in LA from the late 90s. Director Leilah Weinraub’s film chronicles the explicit performances and personal relationships of the party’s dancers and organisers, including Ronnie-Ron, Shakedown Productions’ creator and emcee; Mahogany, the legendary “mother” of the community;…

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SQIFF 2018 Closing Night: White Rabbit

December 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:40 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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Recently single, Korean-born LA artist Sophia Lee - played by performance artist Vivian Bang (who also co-wrote the screenplay with director Daryl Wein) - devotes herself to her public performance art, whether it’s a provocative Korean perspective in the park on the LA Riots or…

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East Asian Focus: Alifu The Prince/ss

December 9, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:10 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A set of intersecting queer Taiwanese stories about love, identity and loss. Alifu, a member of an indigenous Paiwan community, is selected to succeed her father as the head of her tribe, but hasn't yet come out to her family as trans. She is attracted to Chris, a…

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