An Unashamed Claim to Visibility: films about queerness + dis/ability, CCA

an unashamed claim to visibility

Thu 26 April 2018

7pm, Free/ £1/ £3/ £5/ £7 + £1 booking fee, Theatre
18+ / F-rated
Book Online / 0141 352 4900

As queer communities strive to embrace intersectional politics, those with a disability or functional diversity are often left behind. Despite the higher prevalence of disability among LGBTQIA+ communities, disabled, D/deaf, visually impaired, learning disabled, and/or chronically ill queers are often excluded from queer spaces and queer screens. More recently, a growing body of work is redressing this balance and bringing previously invisible stories to the forefront of the conversation.

This programme presents an exciting selection of work by and about functionally diverse filmmakers exploring the intersections of queerness and disability. From beautifully-rendered tales of forbidden love to how to get jiggy in (accessible) bathrooms, this collection of hilarious, agonising, erotic, tender, and sexy shorts represents an unashamed claim to beauty, desire, autonomy and, above all, visibility.

Content note: discussion of violence, including sexual violence.

Part of a Queer Film Network (QFN) tour. QFN is a strategic Film Hub Wales project and receives support from the BFI Film Audience Network.

All films with English language captions for D/deaf and Hard of Hearing access. Hearing loop available. BSL interpretation for introduction and discussion. Audio description available. Large print versions of handouts available. Comfy seating (beanbags) available. Relaxed event with people welcome to move around and make noise. The Theatre will be no more than two thirds full of people to allow more room for >movement.

Please email or text/phone Helen on 07735 273 245 if you require a comfy seat (beanbag) or front row seat reserved.

Centre for Contemporary Arts
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD

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