Chupan Chappai

Saadat Munir & Saad Khan

 

Alex & Ali

Malachi Leopold

 

Purging

Nabeela Vega

 

Looking for Jiro

Tina Takemoto

 

Future Perfect

Camerin Cobb

 

Sight

Thirza Cuthand

 

Fort/Da

Joshua Vettivelu

 

Happy Together

Wong Kar-Wai

 

Kuma Hina

Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson

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Welcome to GLITCH 2015! 

 We are a glitch in the system

Our lives deny the lies

Our complexity is dissent

We fight for love

 

 A QUEER/ TRANS/ INTERSEX/ PEOPLE OF COLOUR FILM FESTIVAL.

Scroll down for the full programme.…….

Programme PDF

Entry to all events is FREEAll films are subtitled/ All live events are BSL interpreted.

*Venue: CCA, 350 Sauciehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

Directions

*Please arrive early as tickets need to be presented 15 mins before the screening, otherwise your seat will be made available to all!

*Regretfully the Afterparty no2 venue, The Flying Duck, is NOT accessible & is down a flight of stairs.

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PROGRAMME

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Thursday 19th March GLITCH’s Glorious Opening!  

Friday 20th      Saturday 21st      Sunday 22nd   Monday 23rd      Tuesday 24th      Wednesday 25th      Thursday 26th

Friday 27th     Saturday 28th – Climactic Closing !  Afterparties

 


 

 

 Thursday 19th March, 7 – 9.45pm

GLITCH’s Glorious Opening Night!

Arrive early to enjoy free hospitality for ticket holders.

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*Andra Simons, Bermudian poet and author, performs spoken word accompanied by selected video footage.

QTIPOC SHORTS:

What I Love About Being Queer | Dir Vivek Shraya | Canada | 2012 | 18 mins 23

34 beautiful Queers. One big question.

Mitraa | Dir. Ravi Jadhav | India | 2014 | 35 mins

Based on the story, Mitrāchi Goshta (A Friend’s Story, 2001), written by renowned writer Vijay Tendulkar, Mitraa is set in mid 1940s India and concerns a strong young woman’s struggle with her peers views of her sexuality.

Sins Invalid: An Unashamed Claim to Beauty | Dir. Patty Berne | USA | 2013 | 33 mins

Sins Invalid witnesses a performance project that incubates and celebrates artists with disabilities, centralising artists of colour and queer and gender-variant artists. Since 2006, its performances have explored themes of sexuality, beauty, and the disabled body, impacting thousands through live performance. Including interviews with cast members and project director, the film features performances by Nomy Lamm, Cara Page, Maria Palacios, ET Russian, Antoine Hunter, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha , seeley quest, Mat Fraser and Rodney Bell.

Deviance | Dir Aron Hart | USA | 2014 | 5 mins 26

Stimulating workplace reveries…

*Vivek Shraya, Toronto based filmmaker, musician and author, performs some music & reads from his acclaimed book She of the Mountains’.

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Friday 20th March

6:30 – 7:30 pm

*Lupe | Dir. Jose Rogriguez Soltero | USA |1966 | 49 mins 5

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A neglected underground classic, only digitised from 16mm last year, charts the multi-faceted life of Mexican actress Lupe Vélez. Puerto Rican director Soltero was a significant part of the New York underground film movement and of creating new queer aesthetics that influenced later and better known film directors. Here Lupe’s times of sex work, Hollywood stardom, crushing romance, suicide and ascension to the spirit world are portrayed in a gorgeous colour saturated dime-store baroque. All accompanied by an eclectic soundtrack that includes Cuban boleros, the Supremes, Vivaldi, Elvis and Spanish flamenco.

Holy Forest of memory and lossdrifting from the beauty of a tree to an evening Marian procession in the Philippines.

 

8 – 9:30 pm

QTIPOC  Shorts 1

(Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour)

*Artist and Filmmaker Jamika Ajalon will be present for Q & A

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Holy Mother | Dir. Vivek Shraya | Canada | 2014 | 7 min 15

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Ache in My name | Dir. Vivek Shraya| Canada | 2011 | 2 min 16

Is a name how it’s pronounced or how you pronounce it?

White birch blues | Dir. Jamika Ajalon | Germany/Uk | 2014 | 1 min 46

Sonic poetry. I took sanctuary under   white birch branch…

Sight | Dir. Thirza Cuthand | Canada | 2014 | 3 min 35

Sight illustrates the story of the filmmaker’s experience with temporary episodes of migraine related blindness and her cousin’s blindness later in life.

*contains description of self harm

Trying to Leave My Body | Dir. M. Lamar | USA | 2013 | 5 mins 26

A song fron M Lamar’s album that echoes the agonised journey of African peoples imprisoned in trans-atlantic slave ships, and mourns the devastation.

With animation by Sabin Calvert.

{Deliverance} Of A Serpent Daughter Possessed by an Alphabet of Funeral Flowers | Dir. Gui-Gui Yang | USA/UK | 2013 | 14 min 14

This is the tale of a serpent girl. No sooner is she born from the ocean depths than she is accosted by those who fear the power of living beings.

Juck | Concept Cajsa Godee, Emelie Enlund & Tarika Wahlbergc| Sweden | 2013| 3 min 37 

JUCK is Swedish for “hump”. JUCK is about freedom of expression, sexuality, having fun and expanding perspectives on femininity and gender.

Fort/ Da | Dir. Joshua Vettivelu | Canada | 2014 | 1 min 51

Freudian sea games

The locations of the m/othership | Dir. Jamika Ajalon | Germany/UK | 2009 | 20 mins

An experimental visual introduction to the idea of black women as Fugitive Archetypes of Resistance using Sci-fi as a reference…..beginning as a live installation – integrating live sounds, with digital video loops –  now transformed into a single screen video.

 

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*From The Film Makers Cooperative, NYC

 

Saturday 21st March

1 – 2:15 pm

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(Queer, Trans, Intersex People of Colour ) 

Ashes | Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Thailand | 2012 | 20 mins

Ashes contemplates love, pleasure, and the destruction of memory. The surroundings of everyday life are shared with extreme intimacy. For Apichatpong, Thailand, while full of beauty, is slowly collapsing into darkness.

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**Vigil 5.4 | Dir. Paul Wong | Canada | 2010 | 8 min 29

At the 2002 Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver Paul Wong recorded Rebecca Belmore’s performance commemorating the the lives of missing and murdered aboriginal women who have disappeared from the streets of Vancouver.

Anedonia | Dir. Thirza Cuthand | Canada | 1999 | 9 min 30

**Anhedonia doesn’t play to the back of the church. It shoots directly to the point with poetry and images that evoke controversy in one mind set and passion in another. Depression and suicide are met head on with Cuthand’s honesty. Anhedonia shocks people into opening their eyes to the source of the illness in the Aboriginal community.

*Contains descriptions of suicidal thoughts

**A Nation Is Coming | Dir. Kent Monkman | Canada | 1996 | 24 mins

**…[drawing] upon various Native prophecies to reflect on how technology, ‘advancement’, and disease have changed both the land and the lives of those who lived here. Against images of fire, viruses and the bleakness of modern civilization, a Ghost Dancer is resurrected: a symbol of the ill fated Lakota prophecy that promised the restoration of the vanishing buffalo herds and the traditional way of life. The dancer assumes different forms as he finds his way through memories and visions; some are apocalyptic and full of dread, while others, like the Ojibway prophecy of the Eighth Fire, are more hopeful and suggest a new beginning.

 

 

3:45 – 4:45 pm

QTIPOC  Shorts 3 

 I Am the Transcender | Dir. Nicola Desouza | Nepal | 2013 | 2 mins

“Bhumika Shrestha has been incarcerated by the police, threatened with deportation and questioned at airports but she still holds no contempt or ill feelings towards the world. Her message is short bot one of love and hope”

On the Road Again | Dir. Azra K | Scotland | 2013 | 9 min 37when the child was a childasian boyfriend

A cut-up poem/memoir about the filmmaker’s drive for movement & desire.

**My Asian Boyfriend | Dir. Wayne Yung| Canada | 2006 | 1 min

Buy yourself ‘an Asian Boyfriend’…

Single White Male | Dir. Vivek Shraya | Canada | 2010 | 2 min 20

Vivek Shraya’s first short film, a study of a brown body in (queer) white spaces.

**Shooting Geronimo | Dir. Kent Monkman | Canada | 2011 | 11 min 11

On the homoerotic gaze of the coloniser.

Purging | Dir Nabeela Vega | USA | 2013 | 1 min 32

“Nabeela Vega uses a split screen to create tension between simultaneous actions as the artist adorns, effects and purges fluid from their body in a ritual of cleansing and sacrifice. The body is referenced and explored as a temple within Indo-islamic traditions.”

When the Kid Was a Kid | Dir. Anahita Ghazvini Zadeh | Iran | 2011 | 17 mins

A group of children living in the same block explore what it means to be an ‘adult’.

 


5:30 – 8:30 pm

QTIPOC SHORTS 4 Panel Discussion Session

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I’m not your Inspiration: Maki Yamazaki | Dir. Sandra Alland | Scotland | 2014 | 9 min 47

“The third of Sandra Alland’s short films about queer &trans* Deaf & disabled artists in Scotland. Musician and visual artist Maki Yamazaki discusses visible and invisible disabilities, barriers to access for disabled and trans* artists, and the intersection of race, gender and ability. Featuring Maki’s performances, recordings and visual art.”

Flow | Dir. Yau Ching | China | 1993 | 38 min 40

This experimental documentary uses the life stories of a Chinese woman artist to explore alternatives to dominant versions of history. Growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution, she first came to the U.S. to study, and then, after the government crackdown, to live. FLOW’s narratives of the Cultural Revolution are constructed from her extremely personal and often satirical points of view. Yau Ching writes, ” Her memory haunts her and blocks her from being assimilated by the dominant American society. She lives in this ‘between-world dilemma,’ deprived of the privileges of being fully identified either as a native or as a westerner.”

The Worlds of Bernice Bing | Dir. Madeline Lim | USA | 2013 | 35 mins

Riding the waves of American History, the worlds Of Bernice Bing explores the life, activism and art of this Abstract Expressionist painter, Beat-era existentialist, Bhuddist, feminist, activist, and Chinese-American lesbian. This poignant documentary is a lush tribute to Bernice Bing, the little known foremother of Asian-American avant garde art.

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Followed by panel led discussion on how being a queer and/or trans and/or intersex person of colour inter-relates with surviving and thriving creatively.

Panel: Maki Yamazaki, Raju Rage, Raisa Kabir,  and Rosie Lewis. Chaired by Zou Zhou.

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To Be Takei | Dirs. Jennifer M. Kwot, Bill Weber | 2014 | 93 min

Short: Looking For Jiro | Dir. Tina Takemoto | USA | 2013 | 5 min 50

Warp the popcorn! We’re going to space… Famous for treking beyond the final frontier as Lt. Sulu this documentary charts actors George Takei’s determined journey through earthly obstacles. As a Japanese American citizen, he was imprisoned as a young child alongside his family in the interment camps set up by the US government during the second World War. These early experiences follow Takei as he navigates the complexities of being simultaneously an Asian American, a gay man, an actor and a political activist never short on puns and panache. Includes outrageous flaming of William Shatner!

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A Nation is Coming, Ashes, When the Kid was a Kid, My Asian Boyfriend, I’m not your Inspiration, The Worlds of Bernice Bing, To Be take, Looking for Jiro – photo by Maxwell Leung

**From V Tape, Toronto

 

Sunday 22nd March

1 – 2:45 pm

Audre Lorde – the Berlin Years 1984-1992 | Dir. Dagmar Schultz | Germany |2012 | 79 min

Short: Berlinherosurban | Dir. Jamika Ajalon | Germany/UK | 2013 | 1 min 45

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Introduced by Rosie Lewis, a practising artist and projects co-ordinator at the Angelou Centre – a black run women’s centre in Newcastle.

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Filmed during the final years of her life this documentary focuses on author Audre Lorde’s influential literary and political legacy in Germany, especially its effects within the black German diaspora. As an internationally famous black lesbian writer and political activist Audre Lorde continues to positively affect contemporary queer politics beyond her untimely death from cancer. This film shows playful sides to her, capturing her laughter and times with her partner, as well as revealing her more of her political insights and anger at oppression.

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Berlinherosurban: work in progress- experimental documentation of public intervention on street signs in berlin – the names of celebrated colononisers were replaced with names of afro-german artists/activist who lived between the 1930-70s.

 

3:15 – 4:30 pm

 The Aggressives | Dir. Daniel Peddle | USA | 2005 | 75 minThe_Aggressives_thumbOne

Documentary shot over five years following six young women of New York who identify as aggressives, which like all queer identities defies easy categorisation: masculine, tough, something of the boi, butch, some pass as male, others as high femme by day…All of them have relation or involvement with the predominantly black ballroom scene. Some of them walk the runway, offering up construction worker realness and taking home trophies. Though often life isn’t easy for young queer women of colour they carry themselves with dignity.

 

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5 – 7 pm

QTIPoC Collective Creativity on Tour – Films, Presentation and Participatory Discussion Session – Navigating QTIPoC Emerging Practices: In Conversation with Collective Creativity.

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Join Raisa Kabir, Evan Ifekoya and Raju Rage, members of the Collective Creativity Arts Collective from London for a roundtable of documentation, representation and conversations around QT*IPoC emerging practices.

*This is a community building sessions that seeks to connect QT*IPoC artists and creatives, to share ideas, space and resources.

 

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7.30 – 8:30pm

QTIPOC Shorts 5

*Artist Joshua Vettivelu will be present for an Artists Talk

Waltzing Tomatoes | Dirs. Coffee + Sponge | UK | 2014 | 4 min 15

A man and a woman hold something fragile and squishy between them.

**60 Unit Bruise | Dir. Paul Wong | Canada | 76 – 2008 | 5 min 25

An occasion and an art piece that still resonates through time with an additional poignancy given the devastation of AIDS.

* footage of needles penetrating flesh

Magnetics | Dir. Jeepneys | USA | 2014 | 4 min 43

Life pulsates. Magnetics features a mutated alien bird creature dancing between multiple universes, groping for all of our senses though vibrant, permutating landscapes.

The Homecoming: A Short Film About Ajamu | Dir. Topher Campbell | UK | 1997 | 17 mins

This film follows and interviews the warm and engaging photographer Ajamu. It highlights the important significance of his skilled photography and his nuanced representation of black gay men.

Future Perfect | Dir. Cameron Cobb | Canada | 2014 | 1 min

Mysterious light-filled nest, interweavings and future predictions.

*contains images that may not be suitable with those with light-sensitive conditions

Project/ed | Dir. Raju Rage | Uk | 2015 | 4 mins

A haptic moving image narrative consisting of projected archival images depicting South Asian migration onto a gendered non-conforming body.

We Come From Earth, We Come from space | Dir. Black Salt Collective | USA | 8 min 37

Black Salt calls on ancestral and embodied knowledge with the intention of creating vibrant future in which complex identities can co-exist. Originally a performance component this short features footage from 6 hours of tape filmed on location throughout the Southwest and the homesites of one member.

 

**From V Tape, Toronto

 

Monday 23rd March

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Mama Rainbow | Dir. Popo Fan| China | 2012 | 80 Min

For Chinese parents, finding out that their kid is gay usually presents a major tragedy, with the big majority utterly unable to accept the homosexuality of their son or daughter. However, during recent years a fresh rainbow wind has been blowing over the Chinese mainland: a pioneer generation of Chinese parents has been stepping up and speaking out on their love for their gay kids.

This documentary features six mothers from all over China, who talk openly and freely about their experiences with their homosexual children. With their love, they are giving a whole new definition to Chinese-style family bonds.

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8:30 – 10 pm

Happy Together | Dir. Wong Kar Wai | China |1997 | 96 Minhappy_together

A film to be returned to …this profoundly beautiful and award winning film follows the complex relationship dynamics between a gay male couple from Hong Kong. In an attempt to alter the at times fraught exchange of love and pain between them they travel to start anew in Buenos Aires. The interweaving of their frequent breakups and reconciliations and their lives in a country new to them are explored with cinematic virtuosity. Wong Kar Wai demonstrates a superlative ability to portray a meshing of the passage of time and intense emotion through the cinematic form.

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Tuesday 24th March

 7 – 8.45pm

Out In the Night | Dir. Blair Dorosh – Walther | USA |2014 | 75 min

Shorts: Absence: no fats, no femmes, no Asians | Dir. Celeste Chan | USA | 7 min 17

**Red Lips (Cages for Black girls) | Dir. Kyisha Williams | USA | 17 min 47

Boi Oh Boi | Dir. Thirza Cuthand | Canada | 9 min 32

 On a night out in a gay friendly neighbourhood four young black dykes underwent a homophobic attack. They fought back but were vilified for this in the media as a ‘Gang of Killer Lesbians’ and subsequently imprisoned. This award winning documentary shot over a period of several years follows the struggle of them, their families and community supporters for justice.

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Abscence: Fiercely honest, ABSENCE is a quest – for community, for visibility, for that queer fat API femme-utopia.

Red Lips (Cages for Black girls): black. queer. sexy. slut. cherry. red. locked up. locked down. black. whore. red lips. justice explores black/racialized/criminalized/queer/trans/ identity and its relationship to the prison industrial complex. It articulates links between interpersonal and systemic violence- while celebrating the (sexy) ways in which we survive and celebrate ourselves.

 Boi Oh Boi: After a long period in life identifying as a Butch Lesbian, Cuthand considers transitioning to male but after a considerable amount of thought and discussion, Cuthand changed her mind and decided to remain a Butch Lesbian. In a nod to her two spirited ancestors, she mentions that she would have been able to make up her own gender had colonization not happened.

 

*Stills (L /R) Out In the Night, Red Lips (Cages for Black Girls), Boi Oh Boi

**From V Tape, Toronto

 

 

Wednesday 25th March

6:30 – 7:30 pm

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This insightful documentary looks at the less known and often misunderstood terrain of Indian LGBT community. It weaves together heartrending stories of LGBT people victimised and subjugated by the law, the family and society, as well as hopeful stories of youngsters who have come out of the closet bravely. By placing it in context of the historic struggle of the LGBT community in India, and juxtaposing personal stories with critical analysis of issues by activists and advocates the film offers a compelling inside view of Indian LGBT lives.

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8 – 9:30 pm

Alex and Ali Alex and Ali | Dir. Malachi Leopold | USA | 2014 | 84 min

In 1967 Alex, a teacher with the US peacecorps, travels to Iran, meets Ali and falls in love. After ten years spent together in Iran the political regime forces Alex to return to the US. Over the next thirty-five years the two men continue to exchange loving letters until deciding to reunite in Istanbul. The nephew of Alex, director Malachi Leopold, accompanies him and documents their reunion.

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*contains descriptions of torture/ bring hankies

 

 

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 6 – 7:30 pm

**Dal Puri Diaspora | Dir. Richard Fung | Canada | 2012 | 80 min

Award winning documentary shot in Toronto, Trinidad and India follows the remarkable journey through time and space of this iconic receipe, lining colonialism, migration and the globalisation of tastes. From the home fires of India on the plains around the Ganges dal puri travelled with indentured workers to southern Caribbean colonies of the British and Dutch Empires, to Trinidad, though to the USA changing ingredients and identity along the way. A testament to the power of sound, smell and taste to evoke memories…

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*Ticket holders of this screening will receive a discount from our most delicious sponsors Babu Bombay Street Kitchen in West Regent Street.

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8 – 10.15pm

Chupan Chuppai: Hide and Seek | Dirs. Saadat Munir, Saad Khan | Denmark | 2013 | 68min

Short: Will This change? | Dirs. Anurupa Prakash, Lok Prakash | Bangladesh | 2014 | 27min

Director Saadat Munir – initiator of the Aks Film + Dialogue Festival for Sexual Minorities in Pakistan – will be present for Q & A alongside a special guest.

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This award-winning documentary follows the lives of four transgender and gay people in contemporary Pakistan. Revealing interviews explore both their pleasures and struggles with love, family, money, campaigning and the laws of the land. This informative and moving film shows Khawaja Sra’s (the term now preferred to Hijras) keeping alive the practice of traditional dance forms and the giving of blessings. Despite recent important and positive reforms to Pakistani law all who are classed as sexual minorities still face societal prejudice and many are actively engaged in campaigning for changes.
Will This Change looks at the lives of a number of transwomen & transgendered people  and gay men living in rural Bangladesh, contrasting with the mainly city & Pakistan based Khwaja Sra’s in ‘Chuppan Chappai’.

 

*Stills (L /R) Chuppan Chappai x2, Will this Change?

**From V Tape, Toronto

 

Friday 27th March

5 – 6:15 pm

Voltrans | Dirs. P.Ulaş Dutlu, Özge Özgüner | Turkey | 2014 | 60min

& Short: Draft Day | Dir Josh Kim | Thailand | 2013 | 9 min 18

Voltrans takes its name from the first transman/genderqueer project in Turkey. Many thought provoking, insightful interviews and inspiring DIY community organising create a moving impression of the power of self-organisation. As well as providing a new view into contemporary Turkish society it really shows how a small group of people coming together can change both their own lives and society for the better.

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In Thailand, all males turning 21 must participate in the military draft lottery. Drawing a black card grants exemption. Drawing a red card results in two years of military service. DRAFT DAY follows two girls, who were born as males, as they participate in the drafting process.

 

 

 

 

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6:45 – 8 pm

 QTIPOC  Shorts 6

Imbuzi – Why freedom | Dir. Jamika Ajalon 

Workshop which Jamika Ajalon and artists from the gugulective (Gugulethu, capetown SA) ran in nov 2010…. participants included youth (artisists/thinkers) from capetown and gugeletu

Badass Nigga | Dir. M. Lamar | 2014 | USA | 4 min 11

*contains scenes of light BDSM & male nudity

Baldwin’s Nigger | Dir. Horace Ove | Uk | 1968 | 45 mins

In 1969, one year after the assassination of Martin Luther King in the USA, the West Indian Student Centre is crammed with people, mostly black and predominantly male, waiting with palpable excitement to hear the words of esteemed author James Baldwin and comedian Dick Gregory.

Savage | Dir. Wendy James | USA | 2014 | 16 mins 9

Sara Maris, a young teacher at a predominantly Black high school in Brooklyn. After witnessing her troubled student, James, get beaten by a school officer, she becomes determined to try to save him.

 

 

 

8:30 – 10 pm

Fucking Different XXY | Various Dirs |Production – Kristian Petersen | Germany | 2014 | 83 mingritGrind5

This sizzling interlinked shorts compilation features shorts by trans directors following a brief to make a film about something that is alien from their own gender concepts. Seven short films – Jesse Dir. Buck Angel, Convincing Authenticity Dir. J. Jackie Baier, Grit and Grind Dir. Felix Endara & Sasha Wortzel, Transaction Dir. Kay Gamellen, A Woman With A Past Dir. Gwen Haworth, Internal Body Shots Dir. Jasco Viefhues and Mor Vital Dir. Mor Vital – explore sexuality, the impact of binary concepts of gender, S & M play, pleasure, dating, sex work, the depth there can be in touch and more…. The film’s motto – Break stereotypes, create confusion and celebrate diversity!

Trailer (contains full nudity/NSFW)

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*Stills (L/R, T/B) James Baldwin, M Lamar, Grit and Grind

 

 

*Saturday 28th March – GLITCH’s Climactic Closure!

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12 – 5pm, Creative Lab, top floor  (with BSL interpretation)        BSL

Open Barbers For Glitch audience members – show your ticket*

Free haircutting service for all lengths, genders and sexualities – open to GLITCH audience members – from the lovely queer and trans friendly (& professionally experienced) Open Barbers. Let the lovely Felix and Grey restyle your tresses, manes & no3’s…..

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God loves Uganda | Dir. Roger Ross Williams | 2013  | 83 min

With Introduction

Shown with the support of Ankur Productions

This powerful exploratory documentary takes viewers inside the evangelical Christian movement in both the US and Uganda. Through verité, interviews, hidden camera footage and with unprecedented access it juxtaposes this powerful western Christian movement and the consequences it brings to contemporary African culture, specifically Uganda. Promoting an increasing level of homophobia in Ugandan society has devastating consequences not only for LGBTIQ people but for more tolerant Christians who attempt to stand in opposition to this oppression.

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2 – 3:30 pm

 Kumu Hina | Dirs. Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson | Hawai’i | 2014 | 77 min1403950407

Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his dreams, and a young girl can rise to become a leader among men. Welcome to Kumu Hina’s Hawai’i. During a momentous year in her life in modern Honolulu, Hina Wong-Kalu, a native Hawaiian māhū, or transgender, teacher uses traditional culture to inspire a student to claim her place as leader of the school’s all-male hula troupe. But despite her success as a teacher, Hina longs for love and a committed relationship. Will her marriage to a headstrong Tongan man fulfill her dreams? An incredible docu-drama that unfolds like a narrative film, KUMU HINA reveals a side of Hawai’i rarely seen on screen.

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*contains a short scene where a wild pig is tied up

 

 

 

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4 – 5pm

QTIPOC  Shorts 7

*Filmmaker Wayne Yung will be present for a Q&A 

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Drone | Dir. Sharlene Bamboat | Canada | 2012 | 1 min 53

A simple yet devastating performance.

Invisible | Dir. Topher Campbell | Uk | 2012 | 3 mins

A collaboration between the director and choreographer Jean Abreu, INVISIBLE is a meditation on freedom, loneliness, paranoia and surveillance culture.

Speculum Orum | Dir. M. Lamar | USA | 2014 | 4 min 31

Slaves on the ships that refused to eat were force fed. An exploration of the different ways this legacy moves through the bodies of black and white people.

*contains depictions of force feeding using torture devices used on slaves in america.

I’m Starving | Dir. Yau Ching | China | 1999 | 13 mins

An erotic, consuming hunger that transcends boundaries of space and time informs the relationship between a woman and a ghost who lives with her.

**1000 Cum Shots | Dir. Wayne Yung | Canada | 2003 | 1 min

A fast paced meditation on race and gay pornography.

In The Ladies Lounge | Dir. Fadia Abboud | Australia | 2007  | 12 mins

Two contemporary Lebanese Australian dykes come across an old poster from Beirut in 1926 of two women dressed in suits.. Some things have changed, some things haven’t.

*contains brief nudity

**Group Of Seven Inches | Dir Kent Monkman | Canada | 2005 | 7 mins 35

Group of Seven Inches borrows from the diaries of 19th century painters of “Indians,” George Catlin and Paul Kane, turning their dismissive writings on the “romantic savage” upside down and inside out. Miss Chief Eagle Testickle (the outrageous alter ego of Cree artist Kent Monkman), forces innocent naked white men to become her figure models, seduces them with whiskey and…

Lonely and Hungry | Dir. Veronica Nguyen | USA/Uk | 2013 | 5 min 45

The true story of a woman who defended herself with a dildo against the law.

*contains a colourised backdrop of a masturbating woman, mainly hidden by large text

Voguing Train | Dir. Kemar Jewel |  USA | 2014 | 3 min 19

The beautiful ballroom of life…Watch the closing doors!

 

 

g2g106 – 7.30 pm

Gerontophilia | Dir. Bruce La Bruce | Canada | 2013 | 82 min

A romance, a road movie, a gentle comedy, a tale of love, loss and sexual taboos. Don’t worry – it’s still Bruce La Bruce! Ever had a loved one in stuck in a not so caring institution and wished it could all be different – well this is a film for you…

Trailer

 

8 – 10pm

GLITCH’S Climactic Closing

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Attention – fans! Presentation and analysis of films and occasions past by Ms.Vaginal Davis. Dr. Davis is the internationally revered intersexed doyenne of intermedia arts and sciences. She takes public discourse to Dementia 13 levels as she spells out the queer and blatino experience in her own inimitable fashion creating new words out of thin air and crashing bull-in-a-China-Shop style over notions of propriety and reality.

BSL BSL interpreted

 

 

 

*Stills (L/R, T/B) The open Barbers by James E Smith, Kuma Hina,

1000 cumshots, Voguing Train, In the Ladies Lounge

Geron, images from www.vaginaldavis.com

 

 

HOUNDIN

AFTERPARTIES, 10pm – midnight/ midnight – 3am

*From 10pm to midnight we’ll be at the Saramago Cafe Bar outside the cinemaThe Saramago Terrace Bar upstairs is also all fully accessible.

*After midnight we move to ‘Houndin The Streets at The Flying Ducksadly not accessible at all & down a flight of stairs.

GLITCH Ticket holders get £3 entry!

*Flying Duck, 142 Renfield Street, G2 3AU – Entry via door on West regent Street, opposite Cineworld

 

 

 

 

 

**All print material provided by the distributor,  V Tape
452-401 Richmond St. W, Toronto ON M5V 3A8, tel: 416 351-1317, fax: 416 351-1509

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