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Then & Now
Mar
24
2:30 PM14:30

Then & Now

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Ticket prices range from £2 - £3

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How far have we really come? In a short film programme that ponders history and the future of a fragmented world, we’ll go on a journey to understand what we’ve endured in order to galvanise us to stand again the inequalities and injustices we still face.
This shorts programme is part of a double bill with Femxle Gaze

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Body Electric + CineQ After Hours
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Body Electric + CineQ After Hours

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Ticket prices range from £5 - £8.50

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This special event blends film with the fun of a really good dance. Body Electric will run from 9pm until 10:30pm, with CineQ After Hours taking place afterwards and into the early hours of the morning.

Body Electric
Modesty comes in many forms, but it’s most appreciated when matched by a generosity of spirit. “Body Electric,” Marcelo Caetano’s debut as feature director, is a character study of a 23-year-old gay man who hasn’t figured out what he wants out of life, realized with sensitivity as well as a complete lack of pretension. Affection for the protagonist remains constant as he flows between groups, accumulating lovers who become friends, and searches for a way through the kind of healthy uncertainty that too often, in less understanding hands, is presented as a negative trait. Although the focus occasionally wanders, “Body Electric” is a satisfying, warmhearted film whose understated charms leave a pleasant glow. It’s a pity viewership will largely be limited to LGBT outlets, since mainstream festivals would also get a charge from its low-key current. - Variety

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Shakedown
Mar
23
3:00 PM15:00

Shakedown

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£7/£6 conc

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SHAKEDOWN is the story of Los Angeles’ black lesbian strip club scene and its genesis. Owned and operated by women, underground and illegal in nature, the club Shakedown is the darker, faster, younger iteration of this dance culture. The film is a window into this world. Shakedown emerged from a post-RIOTS, post-OJ, post-integration but still very racially divided Los Angeles. In this divided city Shakedown is an independent, all black and all female cash economy.

SHAKEDOWN chronicles the explicit performances and personal relationships of the party’s dancers and organizers including Ronnie-Ron, Shakedown Productions’ creator and emcee; Mahogany, the legendary “mother” of the community; Egypt, their star performer; and Jazmine, the “Queen” of Shakedown.

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BFI NETWORK x CineQ: Filmmaker's Brunch with Campbell X
Mar
23
12:30 PM12:30

BFI NETWORK x CineQ: Filmmaker's Brunch with Campbell X

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£3

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So you want to make films? What films do you want to make?
Who do you want to see your films? Where do you want them to be shown?Campbell X will take you through an outline of the process, from script to screen, helping you to tap into your own creative powers.Bring your ideas and your passion for storytelling.

Campbell X is an award-winning filmmaker who’s debut feature film, the queer urban romantic comedy STUD LIFE which became a festival favourite. Stud Life is distributed by Wolfe Video, Peccadillo Pictures and is screening on Netflix USA. It received a number of awards and accolades on its release. Campbell directed and produced the short film DES!RE, is one of the directors on the webseries SPECTRUM LONDON and is the director of documentary VISIBLE which opened the Scottish Queer Film Festival in December 2018. Campbell is the director of the hit webseries DIFFERENT FOR GIRLS.

This event is supported by BFI NETWORK a UK-wide collaboration between the BFI and film organisations and venues around the country, with a mission to discover and support talented filmmakers, writers and artists working across different disciplines at the early stages of their careers, helping to develop their storytelling abilities in film.

Campbell is one of the originators of Wahala Film Fund, a completion fund for short films made by Queer People of Colour which centre stories about QTIPOC people.

(Light brunch is included in the price)

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Rafiki
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Rafiki

£9/£8.10 conc

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Kena (Samantha Mugatsia) and free spirit Ziki (Sheila Munyiva) both dream of a life beyond the stifling confines of their conservative Nairobi neighbourhood. From the moment the two young women meet, the connection is clear and their budding friendship blossoms into something more serious, forcing these star-crossed lovers to make an impossible choice between happiness and safety. 

Adapted from a Ugandan short story, Monica Arac de Nyeko’s Jambula Tree, a national ban was enforced on Rafiki for its supposed ‘intent to promote lesbianism in Kenya, contrary to the law’. Such intolerance only serves as a testament to the unabashed courage director Wanuri Kahiu demonstrates in telling queer stories in a country where gay sex is still a punishable offence. 

The screening will be preceded by a CineQ drinks reception held in the bar from 7pm.

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