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October 2019

Cassandro, the Exotico!

October 5 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A white woman with dark hair in a pink and white headscarf and a white and green outfit holds a 16mm camera up to a white man with short blond hair, wearing bright make-up, a pink, white, and black skimpy wrestling outfit, and a green medalion. Behind them is a stretch of road.

Cassandro is a well-known lucha libre wrestler known for his extravagant gayness and equally spectacular wrestling moves. Shot on 16mm over the course of 5 years, Marie Losier’s film follows a champion coming to terms with his increasingly ailing body. We bear witness to Cassandro's…

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Luke+Jack present: Unicorns’ Den Film Pitch

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Four black and wooden chairs and a small black table sit ominously in a spotlight surrounded by black.

We are delighted to present SQIFF’s first film pitching session supported by Glasgow’s queer-friendly erotic boutique, Luke+Jack. We invite filmmakers to enter the Unicorns’ Den and pitch their short film project on the theme of Queer Desire. The winner - adjudicated by our panel of…

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Stonewall Scotland presents: Before Stonewall

October 5 @ 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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SQIFF Shorts: Some Like it Rough

October 5 @ 9:00 pm - 10:25 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Black and white grainy archive image of a man with white tshirt and tight jeans with his hands handcuffed behind his back.

We delve into the varied practices of BDSM and societal attitudes towards this age-old erotic preference, which continues to be subject to stigmatisation and censorship. In Lasting Marks, one of sixteen gay men put on trial for taking part in consensual sadomasochism in late 80s…

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Pity Party Film Club presents: Evil Come, Evil Go

October 5 @ 9:15 pm - 10:45 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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Pity Party Film Club presents a rare screening of Walt Davis' lesbian sexploitation opus Evil Come, Evil Go. Sister Sarah Jane (Cleo O'Hara) is hellbent on ridding the world of evil, sex-obsessed men. Taking to the streets of Los Angeles, she quickly befriends a gullible…

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WERX @ Civic House Glasgow

October 5 @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
£5
A grey background with a slightly abstract blurry black and gold figure with heels. Top right is written WERX

Introducing WERX, a collaboration between Vogue Scotland X SQIFF and Glasgow's own club night by and for the ballroom scene, allies and pals, get ready to dress to the 10s! DJs to be announced. This night is open to folx from all backgrounds, experiences, sexualities,…

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Rainbow Families presents: Beauty and the Beast Singalong

October 6 @ 12:15 pm - 2:25 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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 @ 12:30 pm - 2:10 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
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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Workshop: Sound for Screen with Seamus Stewart-Skinner

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
Extreme black and white close up of the face of a white person scrunching up their eyes as if smiling, wearing a woolly hat and headphones.

Join Seamus Stewart-Skinner as he delivers a Sound Department 101 for beginners, combining a brief history of sound in cinema with hands on teaching of how sound is captured on set. Explore and be inspired by the ingenuity of early sound designers who created the…

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Lemebel

October 6 @ 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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