Saturday 28 Jan, 22.15 pm, London Short Film Festival, Rio Cinema, London, book ur tickets
Read our Culture Club piece by B. Ruby Rich on Érica Sarmet’s A WILD PATIENCE HAS TAKEN ME HERE (2021).
Programme (61 mins):
CDF intro with Barrelstout
Dayglo (You Know, You Know) (Bev Zalcock & Sara Chambers: Pitbull Productions, 2011, UK 3m)
Focii (Jeannette Iljon, 1974, UK, 9m11)
A Wild Patience Has Taken Me Here (Érica Sarmet, 2021, Brazil, 26m)
Fingers and Kisses (Shu Lea Cheang, 1995, Japan, 4m35)
Girl Power (Sadie Benning, 1993, US, 15 mins)
+ a superstar surprise…
Hurry on home to our programme of shorts that puts the digit in digital, with queer connections in all directions: intergenerational, across distance, across media. Full of DIY spirit, these films create a continuity from 1974 to 2021: an experimental mood that moves bodies to music, reaching across the cut and through the frame to find each other. Use everything, especially ur fingers!
Barrelstout celebrate X Ray Spex with wild, food-dyed film. Jeannette Iljon directs mirror selves whose fingers touch (and more), in Brazil an older dyke with a motorbike meets Insta queers for rage & love. Shu Lea Cheang vox pops & bed hops with Tokyo’s 90s dykes and Sadie Benning redefines both grrrl & film, donning Brando’s jacket. And there’s a special superstar closing film…