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SQIFF Shorts: Are We Queer Yet?

September 29, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:40 pm

Free – £8

A selection of shorts asking if – and challenging the notion – that we are really queer yet. We follow LGBTQ+ people forging their own space in society and building new worlds. New communities emerge unapologetically, from creation of the trans flag to voguing on a roof in New York. One character states, “We are powerful, we are those bitches, we are confident, we are not the victim, bitch, we are the predator. It is our time, you live in our world. Either you respect it or you don’t.” Together we are bringing about change. You are not alone and you belong. Let’s find our queer future.

After the films, novelist Zoë Strachan – whose Anthology of Scottish LGBT Writing, Out There, carved space for a new generation of queer voices – will be in conversation with filmmaker Asten Holmes-Elliott.

ACCESS: Level access at entrance of CCA with Cinema space on ground floor. Accessible toilets available. Various languages with English subtitles/captions. Hearing loop. If you would like to attend and require BSL interpretation for the discussion, please email info@sqiff.org and we will book this for you.

Ticket prices on a sliding scale according to your circumstances. Choose between FREE, £2, £4, £6, or £8 (prices include CCA booking fee) according to what you can afford. See our ticketing information for more details.

To book, please use the button below or call CCA box office on +44 (0)141 352 4900.

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Headless (7m)
Dir: Sebastian Sdaigui, Country: USA, Year: 2017
A candid portrait of three hedonistic queer performers living in New York.

Umbrella (16m)
Dir: Rhys Ernst, Country: USA, Year: 2017
The story of four transgender individuals who are fighting for their rights and to be recognised. A Scottish premiere from the producer, and now director, of the series Transparent.

Dir. Paige Gratland, Sam McWilliams, Country: Canada, USA, UK, Year: 2015
Deana McGuffin is a third generation New Mexico boot maker, handcrafting wearable pieces of art.

Ribbons (9m)
Dir: Brandon Cordeiro, Country: USA, Year: 2016
Provincetown, a small harbour village in Massachusetts, was already home to a LGBT community for a few decades when AIDS devastated its population in the mid-1980s.

More films tbc.


September 29, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:40 pm
Free – £8
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Centre for Contemporary Arts
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Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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