• Mon, 27-05-2019 at 19:15
  • Fabrica
    40 Duke St
    BN1 1AG Brighton
FILM: VISIONARY WOMEN - Queerama - Fabrica - Brighton

DOORS & BAR 7.15PM, Event Starts 7.45pm £5 general / £3 concessions (60+, unemployed) / Free for under 25’s and carersPresented by Fresh PerspectivesThroughout May, Fabrica hosts a series of co-curated screenings that highlight the contributions that women filmmakers have made to British cinema. Visionary Women will put on centre stage the work of some extraordinary female creators, many of whom have been - and continue to be - undervalued or misunderstood. Inspired by Serge Attukwei Clottey and the Brighton Festival programme, these screenings celebrate themes of activism and creative change by way of Britain’s more diverse cinematic histories. Covering a wide selection of genres, styles and cultural experiences, Visionary Women will celebrate short, documentary and feature film.Join us for the final screening of our Visionary Women season, for an evening of film and discussion championing queer lives on screen. In Queerama (2017, 70 mins, Rated 15), director Daisy Asquith tells a story of a century of queer experiences using archive footage from 1919 to the present. Scenes from popular cinema, newsreels and amateur film are combined with a stunning soundtrack by John Grant and Hercules & Love Affair to give an intimate view into the relationships, desires, fears and expressions of queer folk in the 20th century.Before the feature we will be screening Juliet Jacques’ short film You Will Be Free, a reflection on ‘embodiment, the afterlife and political responses to the HIV/AIDS crisis’. Jacques is a writer and filmmaker whose work about culture, politics, gender and sexuality has been featured in many mainstream publications, including The Guardian. We will be joined by Khalid Na from Eyes Wide Open, a Brighton-based queer cinema programme, to discuss the visibility of queer, trans and non-binary lives in cinema, archives and the media.This is last in a series of screenings on Mondays in May looking at VISIONARY WOMEN. We are also screening:The Ladies' Bridge (6 May)The Otherside of the Underneath (13 May) Welcome II the Terrordome (20 May) We recommend booking in advance for this event as places are limited. Bookings can also be made in during gallery opening hours by speaking to a member of the gallery team or at Fabrica during office hours. Once paid for, tickets are non-refundable.Online bookings will close 1 hour before the event starts - unless ‘Sold Out’ there is likely to still be tickets available on the door.Any alcohol brought into the premises will be confiscated as this breaches our premises licensing. We are a charity and an affordable bar will be open at the venue.