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September 2017

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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Tax on Me

September 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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In the last few years, local authorities in Scotland have increased care charging, obliging people with disabilities to pay more than others to achieve the same basic human rights. Tax on Me is a hip-hop music video by filmmaker Kiana Kalantar-Hormozi and media coop responding…

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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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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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‘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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SQIFF Shorts: Are We Queer Yet?

September 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A selection of shorts asking if - and challenging the notion - that we are really queer yet. We follow LGBTQ+ people forging their own space in society and building new worlds. New communities emerge unapologetically, from creation of the trans flag to voguing on…

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SQIFF Shorts: Daddies

September 29 @ 6:15 pm - 7:20 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Why is making an emotional connection with your father so hard, especially for queer men? In Bleach, trans man Jay sets out in search of Shane, his estranged father and macho boxing gym owner. Dads sees 20-something Scott finding his Sunday morning hangover interrupted by…

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SQIFF Shorts: Switching Teams

September 30 @ 1:15 pm - 2:35 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A trans woman is pursued by a charming cis man who is not the kind individual he first seems. A trans skater from Sheffield switches roller derby teams in order to live more authentically. A teenager and their traditionally-minded father struggle to find common ground…

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Collect:if Presents: Gaysian Superheroes

September 30 @ 2:45 pm - 4:05 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A focus on the work of two British-South Asian queer women filmmakers across different generations. Activist and director Pratibha Parmar’s work centres on gender, race, and LGBT issues. Her groundbreaking Khush (1991), for instance, portrays lesbian women and gay men in India and the Indian…

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Sad Girl Cinema

September 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Sad Girl Cinema is an ongoing documentary film project exploring mental health narratives in screen culture created by queer writers Claire Biddles and Bethany Rose Lamont and designed by Maggie Webster. Sorted into three themes: therapy, the mental health ward, and tortured geniuses and tragic…

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SQIFF Shorts: Defiant Dykes

September 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Proudly presenting dykes defying society, each other, themselves, and the demands and expectations of both hetero and queer culture. A feisty granny drags her granddaughter out of the closet, 3 Butch/Femme and Stud/Fem lesbian couples from working-class backgrounds share fragments from their lives, a 17-year-old…

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