Mascara Film Club: Queer London 01

Thursday 12th February 2020 – 7pm – 10pm

On the eve of the feast of St Valentine, Queer London Film Club presents six works on guilt, desire and sex. Abney Park becomes a site of Lesbian goth cruising, the Nuns of Perpetual Indulgence beatify Derek Jarman, the frog man applies talc to a rubber suit, the feds storm a bar and arrest Jimmy Sommerville, and Oscar Wilde takes to the dock.

Programme:

6pm | Doors

7:30pm | First set of shorts

Sex Lies and Religion, Annette Kennerley, 1993, 7 mins
Catholic Guilt, Martine Thoquenne, 1986, 4 mins
21st Century Nuns, Tom Stephan, 1994, 10 mins
It’s a Sin, Derek Jarman, 1987, 5 mins
Dressing for Pleasure, John Samson, 1977, 20 mins
Watch Out – There’s a Queer About!, Andy Lipman & Phillip Timmins, 1980, 8 mins

8:30pm | 15 mins break

8:45pm | Feature: The Trial of Oscar Wilde, Silvia Narizzano,1960, 50 mins

9:35pm | 15 mins break

9:45pm | First set of films repeated in reverse (palindrome)

Watch Out – There’s a Queer About!, Andy Lipman & Phillip Timmins, 1980, 8 mins
Dressing for Pleasure, John Samson, 1977, 20 mins
21st Century Nuns, Tom Stephan, 1994, 10 mins
It’s a Sin, Derek Jarman, 1987, 5 mins
Catholic Guilt, Martine Thoquenne, 1986, 4 mins
Sex Lies and Religion, Annette Kennerley, 1993, 7 mins

10:45pm | Dancing and music until late (playlist ‘your church make me vomit into the vertiginous abyss’ by Gabriella Massey)

Money raised from the bar will help fundraise for the project ‘That and a Signal’ an artist-run initiative bringing contemporary art directly into secondary schools and also the Albert Kennedy Trust, a charity that supports #lgbtq+ young people in the UK who are homeless or living in hostile environments.

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