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December 2018

Walking:Holding

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Space, London Road, 257 London Road
Glasgow, G40 1PE United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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What does your town look like from someone else's perspective? What's it like to hold hands with a complete stranger and walk through the city centre? Performance art and mobile technology converge in Walking:Holding, a meditative documentary that journeys through urban landscapes exploring identity and intimacy in…

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A Deal With The Universe

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Documentary A Deal with the Universe is filmmaker Jason Barker's debut feature. Autobiographical and made entirely from personal archive and home video diaries, the film follows Jason's incredible story of how he came to give birth to his child, charting over 15 years of his…

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SQIFF Shorts: Gay as in Hysterically Funny

December 9 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free - £8
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What does it mean to make fun of yourself and your community as an LGBTQ+ person? This programme examines queerness and onscreen comedy, including short films by Raymond Yeung, Jordan Firstman, and Alli Logout, and episodes from Ingrid Jungermann’s classic webseries, F to 7th. Featuring…

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Shakedown

December 9 @ 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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Rafiki

December 9 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Free - £8
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“Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them,…

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Document presents: The Gospel of Eureka

December 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Evangelical Christians and drag queens collide in the southern, Arkansas town of Eureka Springs, home to both a massive amphitheatre performing the Passion Play every year and a local gay bar with a tradition of gospel-inspired drag. Despite chasms in political and religious viewpoints, the…

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Queer Arab Lives: My Brother The Devil

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:55 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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A life of crime for Hackney gang member, Rash, looks set to change after a chance meeting with a successful photographer shows him a more honest existence away from drugs and fast cash. However, as he looks for a way out of the game, younger…

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SQIFF 2018 Closing Night: White Rabbit

December 9 @ 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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SQIFF Shorts: Tender Anguish

December 9 @ 8:15 pm - 9:25 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Harika Özer is an impoverished trans sex worker whose family sought refuge from Siirt to Manisa in Turkey in the 80s. Raf, a young queer man in the UK, struggles to find his place amongst the crowd in a dive gay bar. Icarus arrives in…

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East Asian Focus: Alifu The Prince/ss

December 9 @ 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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