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SQIFF Shorts: Defiant Dykes
September 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree – £8
Proudly presenting dykes defying society, each other, themselves, and the demands and expectations of both hetero and queer culture. A feisty granny drags her granddaughter out of the closet, 3 Butch/Femme and Stud/Fem lesbian couples from working-class backgrounds share fragments from their lives, a 17-year-old from a West Bank settlement goes to a gay club for the first time, a child visits their working-class butch great aunt, a Deaf couple get into a storming signing fight on their honeymoon, and a rapper and breakdancer explores their identity.
Krissy Mahan, director of My Aunt Mame, Roman Manfredi, director of Everything That I’m Not, and Azara Meghie & Kai Fiáin, filmmakers of Breaking Down My Translation will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening. If you require BSL interpretation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
ACCESS: Level access at entrance of CCA with lift up to first floor for Theatre space. Accessible toilets available. Various languages with English subtitles/captions. BSL interpretation for Q&A. Hearing loop.
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Dir: Susan Jacobson, Country: UK, Year: 2015
Rita is about to kick the bucket but before she does she’s got one last job to do: drag her granddaughter out of the closet.
My Aunt Mame (9m)
Dir: Krissy Mahan, Country: UK, Year: 2015
A funny/sad dramatization of a woman’s childhood visits to her working-class butch great aunt, and what happened when she came out to her mom, told through Fisher-Price people in homemade sets.
Dir: Ronit Meranda, Country: UK, Year: 2015
Lucy and Johanna are on their honeymoon. Johanna is partially, and Lucy profoundly, Deaf. They have a storming argument and signing allows them to be carefree about quarrelling in public.
Pony Tale (9m)
Dir: Moran Nakar, Country: Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Year: 2016
17-year-old Adva goes on a night journey from her life in a West Bank settlement to fulfil her fantasy of kissing and fucking a woman.
Everything That I’m Not (15m)
Dir: Roman Manfredi, Country: UK, Year: 2017
Everything That I’m Not centres the relationships of 3 Butch/Femme and Stud/Fem lesbian couples from working class backgrounds.
Breaking Down My Translation (5m)
Dir: Azara Meghie & Kai Fiáin, Country: UK, Year: 2015
A rapper and breakdancer describes feeling alienated by middle class queer culture and explores their identity.