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The Owls at GFAF

November 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Two OWL (older, wiser lesbian) couples accidentally kill a younger woman and hide the body but their dark secret comes back to haunt them in Cheryl Dunye’s experimental, collaborative movie, The Owls. Featuring Dunye’s trademark, self-reflexive style where both characters and actors create video diaries adjacent to the main narrative, The Owls also attempted collective filmmaking with cast and crew encouraged to pitch in ideas.
Those involved form a roll call of lesbian film excellence with Guinevere Turner, Lisa Gornick, V.S. Brodie, and Dunye playing the ageing, bitter queers, and Sarah Schulman, Alex Juhasz, and Campbell X amongst others working behind the scenes. Dunye’s fourth feature film as director is an under-appreciated examination of lesbian culture and aesthetics with a good dose of crime movie genre fun thrown in. 
The film will be introduced by SQIFF’s Helen Wright. Screening as part of Glasgow Feminist Arts Festival, taking place 15 to 18 November.

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Film in the English language with English language subtitles/captions for access. Hearing loop available.

Film relies to some extent on visual material to convey ideas but contains a lot of explanatory dialogue. Large print versions of handouts available.

CCA has good access for wheelchair users. Click here for more details on venue access.

Comfy seating (bean bags) available. If you would like to reserve this, please contact access@sqiff.org.


November 17, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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0141 352 4900