Join us for three special screenings of a femme fave, THE GOLD DIGGERS, Sally Potter’s swoonsome queer romance (and Marxist musical) as part of Birds Eye View’s QUEERIOUS programme with #FilmFeelsCurious!
If you’re in London, join us on Sun 17th at our beloved Rio for a Q&A with the one and only Sally Potter.
You can enjoy a delicious brand-new short by Sissy Screens, ARE YOU STILL WATCHING?, at all screenings!
Get more information and book tickets! See you there x
- Showroom, Sheffield / Sun 13 July, 6pm – followed by post-screening discussion around collective filmmaking and watching with Club Des Femmes’ So Mayer, Jackie Stacey (Sexuality Summer School) and Birds’ Eye View’s Melanie Iredale
- GFT, Glasgow / Thurs 14 July, 8.15pm – Introduced by Club Des Femmes’ Ania Ostrowska and Birds’ Eye View’s Xuanlin Tham
- Duke’s at Komedia, Brighton / Thurs 14 July, 7.30pm – Introduced by Birds Eye View’s Cristina Garciá
- QFT, Belfast / Fri 15 July, 8.50pm
- Rio, London / Sun 17 July, 3.45pm – Screening on 35mm / Introduced by Club Des Femmes’ So Mayer and Birds’ Eye View’s Melanie Iredale, virtual Q&A following the film with Sally Potter
THE GOLD DIGGERS by Sally Potter (UK 1983, 89’, cert U)
Sally Potter’s ground-breaking debut explores themes of power in relation to capitalism and sexuality from a feminist and collaborative perspective. The film was written and produced by Lindsay Cooper, Rose English and Sally Potter, and made with an all-women crew, all of whom were on equal pay. Featuring ‘swinging sixties’ icon Julie Christie and Colette Laffont as two star crossed lovers, this musical and comic adventure tells of their inter-connected quests to understand the nature of money and the feminine ideal in a story that simultaneously subverts and sends up the Hollywood narrative.
ARE YOU STILL WATCHING? by Sissy Screens: Tali Polichtuk & Kitty Chrystal (Australia 2021, 6’)
Forced into near-isolation during Melbourne’s COVID-19 lockdown, 20-year old Jamie keeps themselves entertained bingeing on queer film and TV. What begins as mere escapism turns sensual when they start having sexual delusions involving their favourite queer characters. Fantasy and reality merge as they recount their erotic encounters to their physician and receive an unusual diagnosis. Are You Still Watching? captures lockdown boredom and being perpetually horny and the emancipatory power of the queer imagination, told through vibrant animation.
Check out the whole Queerious programme coming to cinemas this July, and the Queerious selection on the BFI Player. Plus you can read Kit Bithell’s response!
The Gold Diggers captures glimpses of gender deviance and butch and femme identity, as queerness is presented as a rebellion against capitalism and patriarchy.
Queerious is part of Film Feels Curious, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.