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October 2019

LUX Scotland presents: where did we land + Fi Dem I & II

October 2, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:50 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Three black people with dreadlocks, all of their faces partically cut off by the framing in a black and white image.

London-based curator and artist Rabz Lansiquot screens their new moving image essay where did we land, an ongoing experiment interrogating the effect of images of anti-black violence produced and reproduced in film and media, and parts 1 and 2 of artist Zinzi Minott’s Fi Dem…

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Kattumaram

October 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A brown man with his back to camera, short dark hair, a white shirt, and red and white checked clothing item over his shoulder, looks out to sea from a sandy beach with palm trees.

Kattumaram depicts the Tsunami-affected lives of middle-aged Singaram and his orphaned niece Anandhi and nephew Mani. Singaram works hard as a fisherman to provide for his family and tries to arrange a groom for his niece, who rejects all proposed alliances. Anandhi instead falls for…

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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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SQIFF Shorts: Queer Spaces

October 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A brown person with short dark hair, a dark hoodie, and bag over their shoulder stands in a subway carriage looking down to the side with people sitting behind them.

How does queer visibility transform physical and symbolic space? What roles do specific spaces have in altering the way that we navigate and represent ourselves in public? Why are alternatives to heteronormative space important for our communities? In this collection of shorts, we explore what…

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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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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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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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Free - £8
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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Rainbow Families presents: Beauty and the Beast Singalong

October 6, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 2:25 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A dark image with a large beastlike creature dancing with a smaller woman in sillouette under a spotlight and in a smoky space.

Sing along with Emmas Watson and Thompson and Ewan McGregor in this romantic fairytale with a queer twist. Belle, a bright, beautiful, and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns…

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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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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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Lemebel

October 6, 2019 @ 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street
Glasgow, G3 6RB United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white person, Pedro Lemebel, with white facial and dark eye make-up stares at the camera. His head is engulfed by red feathers.

Pedro Lemebel’s sharp, poetic texts and provocative performances make him one of South America’s most significant artists. Under Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile, Lemebel expressed things most wouldn’t dare. For the country’s left-wing opposition, his queerness made him an awkward figure as he exposed their machismo…

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February 2020

SQIFF Shorts: Out of the Archives!

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - February 28 @ 8:00 pm
Grainy image of two men standing in front of book shelves. They both have short blonde hair. One wears a demin jacket and is crossing his arms and smiling. The other wears a black jacket with collar turned up and is looking to the side.

As part of LGBT History Month Scotland 2020, SQIFF presents a programme of short films looking back into largely unseen and undiscovered aspects of the history of queer Scottish representation in the 20th century. Featuring archival documentaries and short films by queer filmmakers, screenings will…

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