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October 2020

Watch Party: Cracks in the Patriarchy

October 7, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 10:20 pm
Free - £8
Close-up of a person with long dark hair's chest. They are holding open their red zip-up jacket to reveal green writing on their chest which reads, "Aborto Legal."

Through comprehensive interviews focused on seven individuals from different backgrounds, this documentary examines the LGBTQI+ community in Buenos Aires, Argentina. History and biography meld with the fiercely political as we learn of several overlapping struggles in the vast city. From the fight for gender recognition…

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Watch Party: Tongues Untied

October 8, 2020 @ 8:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Free - £8
Two Black men are naked from the waist up in front of a white sheet with sketches of rocket and other items on it. One has an arm around the other's shoulder and they both look directly at the camera.

In his own words, Marlon Riggs aimed to shatter the “nation’s brutalizing silence on matters of sexual and racial difference” with his 1989 film Tongues Untied. A challenging and captivating work, many of Riggs’ key messages still resonate with the Black queer experience in the…

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Watch Party: Water Makes Us Wet: An Ecosexual Adventure

October 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free - £8
Two people, one with long bright red hair and dramatic black attire and one with short hair dressed butch casual, stand hand in hand knee deep in a lake with a hill filled with trees beyond it.

With a poetic blend of curiosity, humour, sensuality, and concern, this film chronicles the pleasures and politics of H2O from an ecosexual perspective. Travel with Annie, a former sex worker, Beth, a professor, and their dog Butch, in their E.A.R.T.H. Lab mobile unit, as they…

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Watch Party: Fabiana

October 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free - £8
A white woman with long dark hair, glasses, a dark vest, and a cigarette hanging out her mouth sits in a truck with a large wing mirror beside her face and a blurred countryside landscape in the background.

For over three decades, Fabiana has lived a nomadic life as a trans woman trucker in Brazil. She has crossed the vast country hundreds of times over, never staying anywhere for too long. Confident and adventurous, she’s at home amongst the mostly-male truckers she encounters,…

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Watch Party: Blindsided

October 11, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free - £8
A blurred image of a park with people walking in it and trees and buildings in the background. The image is circular, surrounded by black.

A documentary narrative about Patricia Livingstone, a deafblind, lesbian artist facing a series of losses and gains. The film weaves intimate, real time scenes shot over the course of eight years with home videos and photographs, relaying the story of a woman whose spark did…

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Watch Party: The Cancer Journals Revisited

October 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:10 pm
Free - £8
A Black person with short dreadlocks and a stripy top sits on a rug on top of a wooden floor in a room with an ornate fireplace behind them. We see them through blurred audience members looking on.

The Cancer Journals Revisited is prompted by the question of what it means to re-visit and re-vision Black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde’s classic 1980 memoir of her breast cancer experience today. At the invitation of filmmaker Lana Lin, who was diagnosed with breast cancer…

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February 2021

Pride & Protest: Live Watch Party + Q&A with director Blaise Singh

February 20, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pay what you can
Four people are in a moving, open topped car with their hands in the air, smiling and shouting in a celebratory way.

Pride & Protest is a documentary about QTIPOC communities and activists in Britain today and struggles surrounding the politics of desire, self-care, and found family. In the wake of the Birmingham protests against LGBTIQ+ relationship education in primary schools, director Blaise Singh follows various queer…

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October 2021

Sanctuary shorts in association with SQIFF + Q+A

October 3, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online
Free
An image split into two with the top half a brick wall with lights projected onto it, and the bottom half an old style photo of someones ass as they embrass another person on some stairs.

This community-curated programme* explores the acceptance of identity, self, and of the world around us, while highlighting the universal experience of being queer–with a special focus on being lesbian. The films’ instinctive narratives show the lows of being ‘othered’, and the highs of finding a…

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Workshop: Identity & Documentary with Scottish Documentary Institute

October 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free
A group of people sitting in a brightly lit cinema chatting and looking towards the stage. In the foreground there is a person with long blond hair and a green jumper and a person with shorter black hair and a white vest. The atmosphere is warm and buzzing.

Join us to explore the notion of identity through the medium of short documentary, with guest filmmakers working in animation, broadcast, and creative documentary. Organised in partnership with Scottish Documentary Institute, this workshop is aimed at emerging filmmakers and artists who are developing projects around…

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Closing Film: Changing the Game with LEAP Sports Scotland SOLD OUT

October 10, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD United Kingdom
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Free - £8
A close up of two white people wrestling. One is laying on top of the other, who is shouting. They both wear protective head gear and sports tunics. The image feels dynamic and active.

**Please note this event is now sold out – we may be able to release more tickets nearer the screening. CCA Box Office are operating a waiting list for sold out events - please contact them directly to be added to this!** Changing the Game…

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