Welcome to Culture Club

Selina Robertson Writing

This may be a virtual thinking space but we’re creating it as a reminder of how we’re always all connected via the vital dialogue art creates. Join in the dialogue. Join us on our femme-tastic trawl through culture. 

Chantal Akerman and assistant director Marilyn Watelet share a kiss on the cheek at the US premiere of Jeanne Dielmann, in a photograph taken by the film's cinematography Babette Mangolte..

Culture Club: Reading More on Chantal Akerman

Selina Robertson Writing

For no reason we can think of, everyone is currently EXTREMELY EXCITED about Belgian-Jewish lesbian filmmaker Chantal Akerman, and about time too! We’ve been reading all about her (again), and wanted to share some of our faves here.

A collage of two digital images in a 16 mm film frame with the sprockets visible. In the image on the left, a person wearing a white blouse, with long dark hair and a faint moustache looks down. In the image on the right, the same person is seen in silhouette, raising an arm, against a purple-toned background. A corset is just visible over their blouse.

Culture Club: Making HUG ME PROPERLY

Selina Robertson Writing

By Olivia Morrison. Hug Me Properly (2021) is a short experimental documentary, shot on 16mm film, following the lives of a queer community on a night out. They discuss how their loved ones and their lives during a pandemic have changed and how their community is more important than ever.

A white person with a full red-blonde beard, wearing a shirt and suit jacket, looks off camera. There are images superimposed over them.

Culture Club: Watching Maja Borg’s Films

Selina Robertson Writing

By So Mayer. Future My Love, Maja Borg’s feature, destabilised both past and future, excavating memories of futures once imagined and not realised – setting even what seems settled, the past, free to change.

The image shows two slim white women lying next to each other on a sandy beach in Folkestone. One woman lies on her front, she is wearing a blue bikini and white hat, she is looking down at the other woman. Her face is not visible to the camera. The other woman lies on her back, and wears a red, high-waisted bikini. She is touching her face with her hand, her face is obscured from the camera.

Culture Club: Our Screen History with Screen Archive South East

Selina Robertson Writing

The Our Screen Heritage Project has been working to acknowledge and address this queer absence in the screen archive. As part of the project, the Prides of Margate and Folkestone have worked with Screen Archive South East (SASE) to not only find footage to add to their collection but they have also gathered new queer stories and memories on film.