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SQIFF Shorts: Sketches

September 28, 2017 @ 1:45 pm - 2:35 pm

Free – £8

A young man gets a job in Canada’s busiest gay bathhouse, a cartoonist from Rio de Janeiro draws members of the trans community to help deal with his own issues, the gender and disability politics of toilets are explored, a purifying ritual bath performed by Jewish brides is reinterpreted by two men, a gay guy dissects his family members over an awkward Sunday lunch, and a queer oddball seeks approval from their black peers despite a serious lack of hip-hop credentials. Presenting a spectrum of cute, inventive animated queer shorts from around the world.

We will be joined by filmmaker Carrie Hawks, director of black enuf*, for a Q&A after the screening. If you require BSL interpretation for the Q&A, contact [email protected] to make arrangements.

ACCESS: Level access at entrance of CCA with Cinema space on ground floor. Accessible toilets available. Various languages with English subtitles/captions. Hearing loop.

Content note: animated depiction of self-harming, mention of suicide, brief, covert reference to bloodplay.

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.

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Tailor (10m)
Dir: Cala dos Anjas, Country: Brazil, Year: 2017
Tailor is a young cartoonist from Rio de Janeiro who started drawing cartoons to express issues around being trans he was facing and tell the stories of other transgender people.

Mikveh (6m)
Dir: Adrian Garcia Gomez, Country: USA, Year: 2016
In this reinterpretation of the mikveh – a purifying ritual bath performed by Jewish brides about to marry – the filmmaker and his husband’s immersions are disrupted by a government which refuses to recognise their marriage.

Sunday Lunch (13m)
Dir: Celine Devaux, Country: France, Year: 2015
Jean is at a Sunday brunch observing his infuriating extended family whom he tries to love despite their endlessly frustrating behaviour.

The Night Cleaner (5m)
Dir: Blair Fukumura, Country: Canada, Year: 2016
As the night cleaner in Canada’s busiest gay bathhouse, Travis has his work cut out for him. With good humour he shyly takes us on an amusing and sometimes harrowing tour through his nightly duties.

The Toilet (3m)
Dir: David Moore, Country: UK, Year: 2017
An animated short resulting from a cross-disciplinary, arts-based research project at Sheffield Hallam University exploring the toilet as a place of exclusion and belonging.

black enuf* (22m)
Dir: Carrie Hawks, Country: USA, Year: 2016
A queer oddball seeks approval from their black peers despite a serious lack of hip-hop credentials and a family that ‘talks white.’ This animated documentary takes you on a quest for belonging.


September 28, 2017
1:45 pm - 2:35 pm
Free – £8
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Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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