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June 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
(Daisy Asquith, UK, 2017, 70 min)
Using only archival footage from the British Film Institute dating back to 1919, filmmaker Daisy Asquith recounts #LGBTQ history and its evolution as seen in the UK media throughout the 20th century in this celebratory film. In this stunning compilation, Asquith gives a new breath to forgotten works through creative editing and placement. For instance, she creates mirror effects where scenes depicting rejection, contempt, and humiliations, are countered by scenes of intimacy, love, and desire. Interestingly, Queerama sets out to show the viewer how far LGBTQ rights and depictions in the media have come but also how fragile these successes are. Accompanied by a lush soundtrack that features Hercules & Love Affair, Goldfrapp, and John Grant, Queerama sets a unique tone that is both introspective and emotional, a true cinematic feast.
“Daisy Asquith’s labour of love Queerama is both a heartening celebration of progress and a cautionary reminder of all the broken lives and lonely hearts trampled along the way.” – Allan Hunter, Screen Daily