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SQIFF Shorts: Gay as in Hysterically Funny
December 9, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree – £8
What does it mean to make fun of yourself and your community as an LGBTQ+ person? This programme examines queerness and onscreen comedy, including short films by Raymond Yeung, Jordan Firstman, and Alli Logout, and episodes from Ingrid Jungermann’s classic webseries, F to 7th. Featuring self-loathing and loathable gay men, butch lesbians in denial, and queer femmes in their own carefree universe.
Followed by a panel discussion on queerness and comedy featuring comedian Rosie Jones and more guests tbc.
Screening as part of QFN’s Gay as in Hysterically Funny tour for BFI Comedy Genius.
Comedy Genius is a celebration of comedy on screen, led by BFI, the Independent Cinema Office and BFI Film Audience network, supported by funds from the National Lottery. QFN is a strategic Film Hub Wales project and receives support from the BFI Film Audience Network.
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Films are in the English language with English language subtitles/captions. BSL interpretation for panel discussion.
Films contains some visual ideas but have a lot of dialogue, so are relatively suitable for blind and partially sighted audiences. Large print versions of handouts available.
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Yellow Fever (27m)
Dir: Raymond Yeung, Year: 1998
A fun and astute look at the self-imposed prejudices of a gay Chinese-British man. Anglophile Monty is looking for his perfect man, but only white British men need apply. That is until the attractive Jai Ming moves in next door and the two men seem to connect. Can Monty overcome his prejudices? Writer-director Raymond Yeung’s debut short is a light-hearted comedy of manners.
F to 7th: Season 1, Episode 2 “Tweener” (5m)
Dir. Ingrid Jungermann, Year: 2013
An internally homophobic gay struggles to find herself in a world where sexuality and gender have left her old-fashioned lesbianism behind. In “Tweener,” Ingrid tries to deny her butchness when barred from a lesbian bachelorette party, whilst cheering on her softball team, the Wet Lips, alongside her misogynistic dyke friend.
Call Your Father (20m)
Dir. Jordan Firstman, Year: 2016
On Josh and Greg’s first date, they quickly realize that the generational divide between them is the least of their worries. The infuriatingly mixed messages from a cute but potentially sociopathic millennial force an older man to choose between hopping into bed with him and bailing, in this darkly comical satire on entitled twenty-somethings.
F to 7th: Season 1, Episode 3 “Interchangeable” (12m)
Dir. Ingrid Jungermann, Year: 2013
Geeky and sensible Ingrid meets a woman online, who invites herself over for a hot night of passion, but what happens when both of them want to ‘be the man’?
Lucid Noon, Sunset Blush (32m)
Dir. Alli Logout, Year: 2015
17-year-old bb gay Micha has just moved into The Palace – a basement full of queer femme Dominatrix, lovers and misfits. They are beautiful, carefree and as young as the night. An alternative, comedy narrative of queer sex workers of colour.