eyes wide open blog

Enjoy some of the writing from our committee, collaborators, and friends, about or related to our cinematic programme. 

snap: pioneers of american queer cinema

by Jacob Engelberg

"Might we snap at the realisation that queer liberation is yet to occur?"

Post-Pride Playlist

by Team EWOC

"Brighton Pride 2017 might be over but queer culture doesn't end at pride! So, we at Eyes Wide Open Cinema created a playlist that celebrates queer voices and queer classics. "

DISPLACED BISEXUALITY & naff camp

by Joseph Ronan

"The ‘futuristic’ alien bisexuality which corrupts/liberates Brad and Janet is not from the film’s future, but rather from film past...Rocky Horror finds a radically bisexual future within a denigrated past of the B-movie."

what's eating ali?

 

by Jacob Engelberg

"The complex ways in which social and cultural pressures shape a forbidden love like Emmi and Ali’s overlap greatly with the concerns of “queer”. To engage in queer analysis is to ask how and why a society regiments our desires." 

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 the magician of cinema

 

by Eliott Mussi

"one can see the young artist portraying his own subconscious mind during a dream sequence, projecting through the dreamscape an array of violent, and at times homoerotic, desires."

MEETING ORLANDO

 

 

by Kate Wood and Catherine O'Sullivan

"As viewers, we cannot help but notice her. Orlando has milky skin, flame-red hair and almost alien-like features. And then there’s that gaze – direct, playful, two beams of light from another century. "

LIVIN' IN YOUR OWN PRIVATE IDAHO

 

by Catherine O'Sullivan

"On the page, his character was initially written as straight. Phoenix wanted to complicate it. How queer."