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October 2019

LGBT Health & Wellbeing Community Filmmaking

October 6, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white person bathed in red light and shadow looms out of the dark, grinning with light playing about them.

LGBT Health & Wellbeing is a charity promoting the health, wellbeing, and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Scotland and providing support, services, and information. Two of the organisation’s groups have recently created collectively-made short films, which we will showcase at this…

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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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Free - £8
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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Free
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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December 2019

Quiet Heroes with Glasgow Zine Library

December 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Glasgow Zine Library, 636 Cathcart Road
Glasgow, G42 8AA United Kingdom
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£3 - £5
An all red background with 'Quiet Heroes' and 'Sundance' written in white letters and two barely sketched white figures in white.

Join us for a screening of Quiet Heroes at Glasgow Zine Library's new space in the Southside of Glasgow. Quiet Heroes documents one doctor’s fight against stigma, shame, and ignorance through the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the heartland of America’s west. This screening is…

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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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April 2020

Sqifflix: Fighting for Justice

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - May 27 @ 5:30 pm
Free
A person with dark hair and long earrings wearing a flowery dress and lace gloves is in front of a brick wall and flowers. They hold a sign which reads, 'in Palestine.'

Click here to access the full programme. In our very first Sqifflix outing we showcase activist short films in which people fight for their right to exist and against oppressive forces. The movies cover identities including Deaf, Disabled, and Two Spirit, battle against patriarchy, white…

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Sqifflix: Funny Stuff

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - May 27 @ 5:30 pm
Free
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Click here to access the full programme. Funny Stuff features comedy shorts with queer narratives and musings involving love potions, a mystery trail of takeaway food, Fisher Price characters brought to life, cyborgs, and zombies! All films have English language subtitles or captions. See notes…

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