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Braw Butches

October 1, 2016 @ 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Gender Troubles The Butches 5

Where are all the butches? What portrayals of lesbianism are acceptable and who is erased? Tender, funny, and thought-provoking, Gender Troubles: The Butches explores these questions through a series of interviews and testimonials with butch-identifying women, looking at the strange dichotomy of being both hypervisible in everyday life and invisible when it comes to media representation. Director Lisa Plourde’s documentary shows us there’s a lot more to butch identity than plaid shirts and tool belts.

Screening alongside a short or two and featuring a discussion on butch and masculine queer identities with poet and activist Jo Johnson, filmmaker and spoken word artist Azara Meghie, and My Genderation’s Naomhán O’Connor.

ACCESS: Slope up towards door with a ramp at entrance and then level access and accessible toilet on ground floor where Cinema space is (Glasgow Women’s Library). Films screening with subtitles for D/deaf and hard of hearing access. Hearing loop available. BSL interpretation for discussion. All films in English language.

£5 / £4 conc / Free for unemployed and asylum seekers. Festival pass £40 / £30 conc. All prices include booking fee.

To book tickets, please use the button below or call Glasgow Women’s Library on 0141 550 2267.

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Dir: Paige Gratland, Sam McWilliams, Country: USA/Canada, Year: 2015

Deana McGuffin is a third generation New Mexico boot maker, hand-crafting wearable pieces of art. When she is approached by a Canadian artist and a San Franciscan tattooer to create a gay themed cowboy boot, a story unravels of a unique collaboration that takes them to the heart of cowboy country in Northern Texas.

Boi Oh Boi (10m)
Dir: Thirza Cuthand, Country: Canada, Year: 2012

Thirza Cuthand reflects on her fluctuation between a feminine and a masculine gender, including reflections on mental health and colonisation.

I am a Woman (3m)
Dir: Kay Fi’ain, Azara Meghie, Country: UK, Year: 2016

In I am a Woman, break dancer and spoken word artist Azara Meghie demands to be accepted as a woman, despite presenting in what is considered a masculine manner.


October 1, 2016
1:15 pm - 3:30 pm
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