Q&A

Queer Futures

Directed by: Sasha Wortzel, Brit Fryer, Noah Schamus, Twiggy Pucci Garçon, Lindsey Dryden
Runtime: 1h 5min Certificate: TBC

Details

Directed by: Sasha Wortzel, Brit Fryer, Noah Schamus, Twiggy Pucci Garçon, Lindsey Dryden
Runtime: 1h 5min Certificate: TBC
Topics: Personal Stories

Queer Futures is a collection of four short films which centre joy and connection to radically imagine future visions of queer life.

These diverse films explore fat beauty and liberation, gender affirming healthcare, nonbinary ballroom culture, and the anonymous connections of a decades-old LGBTQ hotline.

Followed by a Q&A with Lindsey Dryden, director of The Callers, and special guests from Switchboard LGBT.

Programme:

How to Carry Water / dir. Sasha Wortzel / 15 mins

This punk rock fairytale doubles as a portrait of Shoog McDaniel — a fat, queer, and disabled photographer working in and around northern Florida’s vast network of freshwater springs, the state’s source of precious drinking water. For over a decade, Shoog’s photographs have transformed the way fat people view themselves and how a fat phobic society views fat bodies. Bringing Shoog’s photography to life, the film immerses audiences in a world of fat beauty and liberation, one in which marginalized bodies — including bodies of water — are sacred.

The Script / dir. Brit Fryer / 15 mins

Blending personal interviews with dramatized genre recreations, The Script explores the complicated relationship between trans and nonbinary communities and medical providers regarding gender affirming care. With a playful approach toward experimentation, the film invites its participants and its audience to examine the limits of language and the nature of performance in building safe and affirming futures.

MnM  / dir. Twiggy Pucci Garçon / 15 mins

MnM is an exuberant portrait of chosen sisters Mermaid and Milan, two emerging runway divas in the drag ballroom community. Celebrating their joy, siblinghood, and unapologetic personas, the film explores the power and beauty of being nonbinary in a community that prizes gender ‘realness.’

The Callers / dir. Lindsey Dryden / 20 mins

A love letter to queer possibility, The Callers tells the stories of people who have called Switchboard LGBT, England’s oldest LGBTQ+ phone helpline for over 50 years, seeking guidance on everything from where to find the nearest leather bar to how to come out, impress a new lover or mend a broken heart.

This screening will be Open Captioned.

Screening times and booking

Thu 25th Jul 18:30
Q&A

Please note: There are only 5 mins of trailers before our screenings

Prices

Q&A: £12.50 (£10 concessions)

Please note: There are only 5 mins of trailers before our screenings

Prices

Q&A: £12.50 (£10 concessions)