an unashamed claim to visibility

FILM PROGRAMME

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Just Me

Dir. Matthew Kennedy | 2014 UK | 2’54

Fresh, frank and low-fi,  Matthew Kennedy's performance of selfhood tackles labelling and prejudice towards queerness, being femme, and having a learning disability.

t: @Mrwk91 | http://diaryofaspinsterwitch.tumblr.com/

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Venus

Dir. Faye Carr-Wilson | 2016 UK | 5'41

"I think of my drag as kind of a big Fuck You to everyone," says the incandescent Venus Dimilo in this forthright documentary portrait about taking up the space you deserve.

f: @venusdimilofilm | t: @faye_film @venus_dimilo | i: @venus_dimilo

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Funny Girl

Dir. Rosina Andreaou | 2017 UK | 6'10

Exploring the on and offstage comedy of Rosie Jones, this documentary questions stereotypes about disability, sexuality, and being a Northerner.

f: @rosina.andreou @rosiejonescomedian | t: @RosinaAndreou @josierones | i: @rosinaandreou @josierones

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Faggotgirl Gets Busy In The Bathroom

Dir. Krissy Mahan | 2016 USA | 3'39

Mahan’s disability-rights campaigning, alter-ego butch dyke genderqueer superhero Faggot Girl relentlessly crusades for greater accessibility, arguing that access is a queer issue. In this episode they demonstrate why public bathrooms are a crucial frontier in the fight for equality, and how hot sex and accessibility principles share common ground.

t: @dykeumentary | f: dykeumentaryfilms | www.dykeumentary.com

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Hold Music

Dir. Michael McNeely | 2017 Canada | 9’44

Dealing with customer service agents can be frustrating at the best of times, but when you’re deaf-blind this experience can quickly become the Fifth Circle of Hell. In this funny and frank film, Michael McNeely navigates incompetence, prejudice and downright absurdity - when all he really wants to do is take his boyfriend to the theatre.

t: @michaeldmcneely

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Bars

Dir. Christine Bylund | 2013 Sweden| 8'14

The bittersweet story of love between two girls in a Swedish residential home for young people with disabilities, this performed monologue is brimming with sensuality as it questions who is allowed to love.

f: @KittinVittamin | t: @KittinVittamin | i: @kittinvittamin | https://dolorespodcast.wordpress.com

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Rick

Dir. Jan-Peter Horstmann | 2017 Germany| 15'33

Ricco Müller was crowned Mr Gay Switzerland in 2009 and now finds a home under the bright lights of the adult film set as Rick Lous, coming into himself away from the limitations that society has tried to put on him as a gay, D/deaf person.

f: @RICKdocfilm @JPHorstmann | t: @HorstmannJP @RickLousxxx @Filmuni

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Sins Invalid: An Unashamed Claim to Beauty In The Face of Invisibility

Dir. Patty Berne | 2013 USA | 33'00

A provocative and unflinching documentary shining a light on Sins Invalid, a performance project on disability and sexuality that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralising artists of colour and queer and gender-variant artists. Featuring performances by Nomy Lamm, Cara Page, Maria Palacios, ET Russian, Antoine Hunter, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha , seeley quest, Mat Fraser and Rodney Bell.

f: @sinsinvalid | t: @sinsinvalid |  i: @sinsinvalid | www.sinsinvalid.org