THE MISANDRISTS

In association with Brighton CineCity Festival and the Scottish Queer International Film Festival.

The film will have closed captions (English subtitles especially for D/deaf or hard of hearing attendees). 

THURSDAY 23 november - duke's at komedia - 9pm

Director: Bruce LaBruce. 2017. Germany. 91 minutes. 

Underground queer film legend Bruce LaBruce (The Raspberry ReichHustler WhiteGerontophilia) makes an explosive return in a story of a dissident lesbian feminist cult hiding out in the heart of "Gerwomany". The group, which calls itself the Female Liberation Army, is led by Big Mother, an influential leader who publicly pretends to be the headmistress of a convent school for abused and delinquent girls. The FLA indoctrinates its young recruits to take up the struggle of freeing all female people through a mix of revolutionary porn-making, song about taking down the patriarchy, and even a sneaky dancing nun. But does the FLA's brand of radical feminism hide some darker and more exclusionary beliefs? 

"Anyone who ever dreamed of joining a dissident lesbian cult has no choice but to accept The Misandrists as LaBruce's personal gift" - IndieWire

This project is supported by Film Hub South East with National Lottery funds distributed by the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN).