GLITCH Film Festival 24 March – 1 April 2017  at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
Entry to all events is free!

Tickets available at welcome desk 1 hour before start of film. First come, first served.

Tickets and Information

GLITCH 2017 OPENING

 

6pm Friday 24th March, Intermedia Gallery, Top floor

 Daniel Baker Exhibition opening 

 This exhibition features works that play with the duality of display and concealment often found in Romani visuality and by doing so evokes the disruption that remains central to contemporary Roma experience. The complex navigations of visibility highlight both the emancipatory value and the risky politics of being seen.

 Daniel Baker will give an artist’s talk at the CCA Cinema 5pm Saturday 25th March.
Drinks will be served courtesy of Barefoot Wines

 

 

7:15 pm Friday 24th March @ CCA Theatre

 Moonlight | Dir. Barry Jenkins | 110 mins | USA | 2016

Trailer

Moving through three life eras of one man, characterised by his evolving names of “Little”, “Chiron” and “Black.” Some constants in the life of Chiron are his close relationship with childhood friend Kevin, his mother and the passing cruelty and lingering friendship of strangers. In a world where it’s existence is effectively forbidden his sexual desire for men is turned inwards and hidden. This important and award winning film explores complexities of contemporary black masculinity in the US through the prism of lovingly observed specificities. The lush score, at times dreamy imagery and the choreography of movement of people through the shots expand on the commanding central performances.

With Shorts Programme Preview

Semiotics of Sab | Dir. Tina Takemoto | 5:35mins | USA |2016
This experimental film essay explores the poetics of identity through an oblique portrait of gay Japanese American actor Sab Shimono, whose work on stage and screen spans more than five decades. The grammatology of his career attests to conflicting lexicons of race, representation, and selfhood.

An Ecstatic Experience| Dir. Ja’Tovia Gary | 6:11mins | USA | 2015
UK Premiere
Enlivened with animation this short reflects on the ongoing struggle for black liberation in the US and how its continuous absence is simultaneous to moments of ecstacy and profound vision.

The CCA Cinema is downstairs & the Theatre is upstairs on the 1st floor.

 

11:45pm Saturday 25th March @ CCA Cinema

Portrait of Jason | Dir. Shirley Clarke | 105mins | USA | 1967

Condemned by some for an exploitative approach to it’s subject and defended as a masterpiece of cinema verite by others, this is a documentary filmed Jason Holliday – cabaret performer, black gay man, sometimes sex-worker, party-goer, philosopher and taker of drugs – over a 12 hour period. Alternately loquacious, witty, profound and sad Jason tells of his life as black gay man in 1960’s America – from orgies to being a houseboy.

 

 

12pm Saturday 25th March @ CCA Theatre

Persistence of Memory – Shorts Programme

Named from the thought-provoking science fiction short this programme centres the power of memory. Its resonance, eclipse, distortion and persistence. The fracturing effect of both its loss and presence. And the resilience that its retention and exploration can bring.

 Natalie Tsui will be present for a Q&A

Emit | Dir. Sammaria Simanjuntak | | 3:54mins | Indonesia | 2016

Love unwinds in a spool of memory.

 Persistence of Memory | Dir. Natalie Tsui | 15:48mins | USA | 2015

Do you have memories so painful you would choose to obliterate them if you could? To choose the loss of all memories of love entwined with pain? This film raises both the personal and societal implications if technology made this possible.

Ribbons | Dir. Brandon Cordeiro | 8:46mins | USA | 2015

The sight of a ribbon on the brought forward by the tide turns a man’s thoughts back to his childhood experience of a memorial on the beach.

Ruins | Dir. Mauricio Saenz | 5:21mins | USA | 2014

Mexican artist Mauricio Saenz moves amongst old building ruins in a desert landscape. This video explores the parallels between the construction of physical walls and the creation of social barriers and by evoking the memory of what has fallen reminds that what exists now will come to be destroyed in the future.

See My Dreams Come True | Dir. Vernon Jordan III | 5:48mins| USA | 2016

A young black filmmaker is visited in his dreams by ancestral children who, through their magical alteration of time and joyous playful spirits, remind him to honour his own creativity.

Two Snakes | Dir. Kirsten Li | 9:30mins | Canada | 2015

This beautiful mixture of animation and documentary explores diasporic desires for foundational myths. As the narrator searches through layers of ancient tales that endure into the present they speak of seeking a home in reclaimed ancestry and seeking a self in re-appropriated narratives and finding fragments instead…

Aline | Dir. Anna Karima | 3:19mins | USA | 2016

Aline is an homage to Aline Sitoé Diatta, a Senegalese heroine and fighter against the French colonial rule. Diatta was also a priestess. In this piece her image and story tell a story about black womanhood.

 

1:40pm Saturday 25th March@ CCA Theatre

Jack Waters – 16mm Retrospective 

 Jack Waters will be present for Q&A after the screening of Jason and Shirley.

Jack Waters, visiting professor at Hampshire College, is an internationally famous queer legend (e.g. exhibiting at Whitney Museum Of American Art, National Gallery of Art etc.) who has carved a multifaceted artistic, playful and rebellious life encompassing dance, film, performance and curation.

 

 

1:40pm Saturday 25th March @ CCA Cinema

Enactone | Dir. Sky Deep | 51mins | Germany | 2016

 After suffering a wrongful death in 1914, former US slave, Marie Scott became a vampire and gained a second chance to live forever and gain vengeance. But her extended life comes with consequences that must be accounted for. Enactone is a glimpse into queer, erotic vampire rituals of pleasure and atonement. The question is, can Marie Scott resist the most prime orgasmic blood in her quest toward becoming the next lair mistress?

Winner of Best Feature at Porn Film Festival Berlin

 

2:50pm Saturday 25th March @ CCA Theatre

Jason and Shirley | Dir. Stephen Winter | 79 mins | USA | 2015

Q&A with Scriptwriter and lead actor Jack Waters

A rebellious response to Portrait of Jason this film recreates the narrative of the 1967 original 12 hour shoot from an imagined standpoint of Jason himself. Tavia Nyong’o wrote in the Guardian: “For generations of queer men of color who have been horrified by Holliday’s on-screen fate, Jason and Shirley offers a reinvention of a historical moment that sought to consign them to the roles of mascots and scapegoats.”

 

 

3:15 pm – Saturday 25th, CCA Cinema 

I Can See Clearly Now – Shorts Programme

An Ecstatic Experience| Dir. Ja’Tovia Gary | 6:11mins | USA | 2015

UK Premiere

Enlivened with animation this short reflects on the ongoing struggle for black liberation in the US and how its continuous absence is simultaneous to moments of ecstacy and profound vision.

Dancer As Insurgent | Dir. Simon Schultz | USA | 17:26mins | 2015

UK Premiere

Chicago-based dancer and activist Benjamin Hart (part of the Black Lives Matter Movement and the New York and Chicago Ballroom Scene) reflects on the relation between art and activism. He asks: What can this art form teach us about the ways that our community is struggling (and) also the ways our community has struggled for a very long, long time?

Shudo | Dirs. T-Anh Bach, Charles Badiller & Hugo Weiss |2:02mins| France | 2015

Fresh wounds remind of old caresses.

Golden Golden | Dir. Erica Cho | USA | 14:46mins | 2016

UK Premiere

Two broke 20-somethings visit a fortune-teller and – gazing into their co-joined crystal balls – have new visions of desiring and becoming, across Asian, Black, and Latinx imaginaries.

Black is Blue | Dir. Cheryl Dunye |USA | 21mins | 2014>Black works as a security guard in an apartment complex whilst living out of his car. In his new life as a man there are many elements to cause uncertainty, but through a confrontation with a former lover he gets a clearer, stronger sense of who he is.

 

 

5pm Saturday 25th March @ CCA Theatre

 Tchindas | Pablo García Pérez de Lara & Marc Serena | 94 mins | Cabo Verde | 2015

 This documentary that plays like a feature captures life on the lovely island of São Vicente as the year revolves though the passionate creation of carnival. Tchindras (queers) play key roles in making this joyous fiesta happen and are held in love and respect in their community. A glimpse into a magical and little known part of queer life in Africa.

 

 

5pm Saturday 25th March @ CCA Cinema

 Daniel Baker – Artist’s Talk

The artist Daniel Baker will discuss his work in relation to his ongoing examination of Gypsy visual culture. During the talk Baker will reflect upon the influence that growing up as part of a Romani Gypsy community has had on his studio practice and its implications for his ongoing research into Gypsy aesthetics. Through his work Baker encourages us to look again at objects, narratives and persons that might usually be overlooked in order to find meanings that we might not expect. His work consciously reflects his upbringing by drawing upon a diverse range of media and process to generate dialog between vernacular craft and contemporary art. As well as acting as a way of thinking about identity and belonging Baker’s drawing together of marginal and mainstream practices poses questions about the nature of prejudice and resistance.

 

 

weekends still7pm Saturday 25th March @ CCA Theatre

 Weekends | Dir. Lee Dong-ha | 98mins | South Korea | 2016

This uplifting documentary tells the story of G-Voice, Korea’s first gay men’s chorus. Charts the up and downs of members lives, loves and back stage dramas. Combines lots of musical footage with showing the growing confidence of the group as they support each not only other in their personal lives but to sing out against homophobia and other social injustices…kinda makes you want to join a chorus group

 

 

7pm Saturday 25th March CCA Cinema 

Twenty-Eight Nights and a Poem | Dir. Akram Zaatari | 105mins |Lebanon / France |2015

Akram Zaatari’s latest film Twenty-Eight Nights and a Poem explores the work of photographer Hashem el Madani, who has run a commercial photography studio in southern Lebanon for the last five decades. After spending years photographing people in front of their shops, in public squares or at the beach, el Madani opened the studio in response to his community’s desire to appear before the camera. Moving between el Madani’s studio in Saïda and the Arab Image Foundation – an image archive in Beirut now housing the majority of el Madani’s photographic collection – the film examines the changing sites, status and function of photographic practice and preservation though various analogue and digital media.

 

9:30 pm Saturday 25th March @ CCA Theatre

 Hanky Code: The Movie | Dirs. Periwinkle Cinema | 90mins | USA | 2015

Riffing off the Hanky Code (display of differently coloured back pocket hankies by gay men in the 1970’s to show sexual preferences) 25 short films by queer and trans filmmakers tell stories across a spectrum of colours, fetishes, genders and styles.

The CCA Cinema is downstairs & the Theatre is upstairs on the 1st floor.

 

12pm Sunday 26th March @ CCA Theatre

 Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things | Dirs. Mark Kenneth Woods & Michael Yerxa | 71mins | Canada | 2016

With Directors Q&A

 An Inuit woman profiled in the film, Jesse Mike explains that “two soft things rubbing against each other” is the literal translation of an Inuktitut term for lesbian relationships, while “two hard things rubbing against each other” signifies gay male sexuality. This documentary offers fascinating insight into attitudes to queer sexuality in contemporary Inuit society and traces the violent legacy of colonialism that eclipsed an earlier Inuit embracing of polygamy and same sex relationships.

Aviliaq: Entwined | Dir. Alethea Arnaquq-Baril | 15mins | Canada | 2014

 Aviliaq: Entwined is set in a 1950’s arctic outpost camp, and tells the story of two Inuit lesbians struggling to stay together in a new world run by outsiders.

 

10 – 12pm Sunday 26th March @ CCA Cinema

International QTIPoC Film festival Network Meeting

 This is an inaugural meeting of an international network of LGBTIQA+ People of Colour Film Festivals hosted by GLITCH Film Festival and called by GLITCH, Aks Film, Art & Dialogue Festival and Transition International Queer Minorities Film Festival.

To book attendance please email us at glitch AT digitaldesperados (dot) org

 

 

 2pm Sunday 26th March @ CCA Theatre

 Miss Bulalacao | Dir. Ara Chawdhury | 90mins | Phillipines | 2015

Living in a slow sleepy fishing village a young drag queen, Dodong, (sensitively portrayed by artist Russ Ligtas) enters a barangay gay pageant looking lovely. Instead of applause he is met with hostility from his father, who chases him into the jungle, where he sobs to a lone bright star. What follows is the strangest night in his entire life, and an even stranger nine months when he realises he is pregnant.

 

 

2pm Sunday 26th March @CCA Cinema

 Poshida: Hidden LGBT Pakistan | Dir. Faizan Fiaz | 25mins | Pakistan | 2015

Trailer

One of the first documentaries to examine LGBT life in Pakistan gives an even handed coverage of the LGBT spectrum with both trans, gay and lesbian people interviewed – sometimes with their faces blurred to protect their identities, sometimes openly. Poshida also offers historical and cultural context for the simultaneous existence of both acceptance and violent rejection in Pakistani society of Kwhaja sra (queer/trans people).

Followed by panel discussion featuring Neeli, trans community organiser from Pakistan who played a key role in bringing in laws in Pakistan that recognise the human rights of a “third gender”, Filmmaker & journalist Faizan Fiaz, Dr. Amanullah De Sondy Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Islam at University College Cork and Saadat Munir, Director of Aks Film, Art & Dialogue Festival, the first film festival for sexual minorities in Pakistan.

 

4pm Sunday 26th March @ CCA Theatre

 #BKKY | Dir. Nontawat Numbenchapol | 75mins | Thailand |2016

Trailer

The director interviewed 100 teenagers aged 17- 19 in Bangkok and then created this cool feature that blends documentary style with dramatic intersections. All sorts of passions, preoccupations and questions about sex, gender and life choices are coming up and get talked about with open minds and hearts. A captivating and vividly imaginative work that encapsulates the experience of growing up in modern Bangkok. #Queer #Thai #Youth

 

 

4pm Sunday 26th March CCA Cinema

Conflict is Not Abuse – Shorts Programme

A shorts programme examining the concept of safety in relation to art, community organising, violence, humour and sexuality.

Followed by live skype Q&A with Philip Huang.

A series of playfully challenging shorts from performance artist Philip Huang confronting homophobia, sexism and racism and celebrating the frolicking unicorn in us all.

Mugged | Dir. Philip Huang | 1:35mins | USA | 2011

my mother and her sister always argued in arabic, i never understood what was said | Dir. Rami Geroge | 5:04mins | USA | 2016

Experimental short traces the intimate legacy of civic and familial violence across nation states.

Butoh on Bart | Dir. Philip Huang |1:05mins | USA | 2012

Philip Huang’s Pep Talk for Artists | Dir. Philip Huang | 3:38mins | USA | 2010

The Lunar Homosexual Agenda | Dir. Philip Huang | 2:04mins | USA | 2010

diaspora/situations | Dir. Tarek Lakhrissi | 9:45mins | Canada | 2016

UK Premiere

Kai Cheng Thom reflects on their diasporic inheritance as a Chinese- Canadian trans woman and how this flows powerfully through their art.

“Can You Kick Me in the Crotch?” | Dir. Philip Huang | 0:55mins |USA |

Primavera Rosa en Mexico | Dir. Mario de la Torre | 23mins | Mexico | 2016

Whilst gay marriage has been legalised, Mexico has the second highest rate of murders committed against the LGBT population in the world. It is in this context that brave activists risk their lives to bring change.

Philip vs. Prop 8 Church | Dir. Philip Huang | 1:19mins | USA | 2010

Cherish! Alicante, Spain! | Dir. Philip Huang | 0:35mins | USA | 2016

Cakes Da Killa: No Homo | Dir. Ja’tovia Gary | 13mins | USA | 2013

The Reviews Are In! | Dir. Philip Huang | 1:15mins | USA | 2008

Unicorn! | Dir. Philip Huang | 0:45mins | USA | 2010

Gay Asian Nazi | Dir. Philip Huang | 0:48mins | USA | 2016

 

 

5:45pm Sunday 26th March @ CCA Theatre

Check It | Dirs. Dana Flor & Toby Oppenheimer | 91mins | USA |2016

Trailer

“In my life to be a gay person waking up everyday it’s a survival thing.”

Check It captures the panache and peril of life in a 200 strong gay gang forged by vulnerable black teens who have been beaten and raped and are determined to fight back. Taking the words fierce and fabulous to the max they are unruly, loving, flaming family to each other. Often finding themselves on the wrong side of the law, as a gang they have retaliated with at times extreme violence whilst holding each others’ backs.

 

 

6pm Sunday 26th March – CCA Cinema

 Intimate Growth – Shorts Programme

A Girl Named Kai | Dir. Kai Ling Xue | 8:30mins | Taiwan | 2004

 Using Super-8 and 16mm footage young filmmaker Kai Ling Xue opens her diary to us and reveals her personal journey at a time of great change.

The Threshold | Dir. Nishant Roy Bombarde | 30mins | India | 2016

Will young Pankaj who yearns after dance, mehndi and jewellery have the freedom to choose what he loves?

Oishi Diaries | Dir. Jairus Marcelo | 5:05mins | Phillipines | 2014

UK Premiere

Two girls and some shrimp. 

We Were Waves Once | Dir. Asli Umut Demirbilek | 15:54mins | UK | 2014

How do you write an obituary for someone you had a relationship with that’s complicated beyond words?

Bet (Featuring Mereba) | Dir. Jalan and Jibril Durimel | 5.53mins USA | 2016

Shot on shot on a vintage Bolex H16, this film is simultaneously a plea for acceptance of queer lives in the Carribean and an affirmation that black men deserve to be loved.

 

 

7:45pm Sunday 26th March @ CCA Theatre

Trailer

 Big Father, Small Father & Other Stories | Dir. Phan Đăng Di | 100mins| Vietnam | 2015

It is the late 90’s and an atmospheric portrait emerges of life on the banks of the Saigon River, Vietnam. Vu, a photography student, moves into a stilted house above the water and develops a crush on Thang who works as barman where the beautiful ballerina Van dances at night. Cha và Con và creates a mostly gentle and often beautiful, evocation of gender roles, homosexuality and doing what you have to do get by in Vietnam.

The CCA Theatre is on the 1st floor

 

6pm Monday 27th March @ CCA Theatre

Tropical Malady | | Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul | 118mins | Thailand | 2004

Trailer

 Tropical Malady is a film of astonishing lyric power that explores, in myth and reality, the nature of love. A film in two segments – the first a romance between two men, and the second a mysterious tale about a soldier lost in the woods, bedeviled by the spirit of a tiger shaman. Tropical Malady won the 2004 Jury prize at Cannes and is now highly critically acclaimed for it’s lush and haunting imagery. Initially at Cannes however some viewers were so frustrated by it’s mysterious abstract nature and slower pacing that they left or booed the film.

 

 

8:15pm Monday 27th March @ CCA Theatre

 Cemetery of Splendour | Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul | 122mins | Thailand | 2016

Trailer

 A film that is like a poem. Both mysterious and yet specific.

Thai soldiers lie unable to awake from a mysterious sleeping condition. Beneath the hospital lies another realm. Goddesses explain that the improvised hospital is buried on an ancient cemetery for kings and soldiers who continue to battle drawing down the energy of sleeping soldiers as they do so. Weerasethakul evokes the magically fluid nature of time and space, conveying a multiplicity of planes of existence.

The CCA Cinema is downstairs & the Theatre is upstairs on the 1st floor.

 

6pm Tuesday 28th March @ CCA Theatre

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four | Dir. Deborah S. Esquenazi | 91mins | USA |2016

Trailer

Four young Latina lesbians were effectively subject to a modern day witch-hunt. Imagine waking up to find yourself falsely convicted of child rape by a jury on the basis of your sexuality and race. Demonised in the press before the case ever went to court, their conviction for gang rape occurred at the tail end of the satanic sexual abuse fervour that gripped America during the 1980’s & 90’s. The documentary picks up their stories after they have been in prison for almost a decade and follows their struggle to be freed.

8pm Tuesday 28th March @ CCA Theatre

Kiki | Dir. Sara Jordenö | 94mins | USA | 2016

Trailer

KIKI follows members of the predominantly black contemporary ballroom scene in NYC. Whilst still teenagers themselves young people become house mothers and fathers, guiding all their group members not only to excel on the dance floor but to gain self love and become conscious community members.

 

 

8pm Tuesday 28th March @ CCA Cinema

A Place of Decorum

A short Shorts programme

UK Premiere

A shorts programme featuring work by African filmmakers guest curated by Moses Serubiri – a curator, photographer and writer.

http://curatorsintl.org/collaborators/moses-serubiri

Keep In Touch | Dir. Dope Saint Jude featuring Angel- Ho | 4:19mins| South Africa | 2015

Wait, Lorraine | Dir. FAKA | 5:50mins | South Africa | 2015

A Wemmer Pan African Introduction To Siyakaka Feminism Performance | Dir. FAKA |4:25 mins | South Africa | 2015

The Cruxifix II | Dir. crazinist artist (Va Bene Elikem Fiatsi) | 4:24mins | Ghana | 2014

The Black Boy and The Tree | Dir. Shikeith Nieree | 4:49mins | US | 2015

Black Queer Affection | Dir. Abdi Osman | 9:30 mins| Canada | 2014

The CCA Cinema is downstairs & the Theatre is upstairs on the 1st floor.

 

6pm Tuesday 28th March @ CCA Theatre

 Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four | Dir. Deborah S. Esquenazi | 91mins | USA |2016

 Four young Latina lesbians were effectively subject to a modern day witch-hunt. Imagine waking up to find yourself falsely convicted of child rape by a jury on the basis of your sexuality and race. Demonised in the press before the case ever went to court, their conviction for gang rape occurred at the tail end of the satanic sexual abuse fervour that gripped America during the 1980’s & 90’s. The documentary picks up their stories after they have been in prison for almost a decade and follows their struggle to be freed.

 

8pm Tuesday 28th March @ CCA Theatre

 Kiki | Dir. Sara Jordenö | 94mins | USA | 2016

 KIKI follows members of the predominantly black contemporary ballroom scene in NYC. Whilst still teenagers themselves young people become house mothers and fathers, guiding all their group members not only to excel on the dance floor but to gain self love and become conscious community members.

 

 

 

8pm Tuesday 28th March @ CCA Cinema

A Place of Decorum

A short Shorts programme

UK Premiere

A shorts programme featuring work by African filmmakers guest curated by Moses Serubiri – a curator, photographer and writer.

http://curatorsintl.org/collaborators/moses-serubiri

 

Keep In Touch | Dir. Dope Saint Jude featuring Angel- Ho | 4:19mins| South Africa | 2015

Wait, Lorraine | Dir. FAKA | 5:50mins | South Africa | 2015

A Wemmer Pan African Introduction To Siyakaka Feminism Performance | Dir. FAKA |4:25 mins | South Africa | 2015

The Cruxifix II | Dir. crazinist artist (Va Bene Elikem Fiatsi) | 4:24mins | Ghana | 2014

The Black Boy and The Tree | Dir. Shikeith Nieree | 4:49mins | US | 2015

Black Queer Affection | Dir. Abdi Osman | 9:30 mins| Canada | 2014

The CCA Cinema is downstairs & the Theatre is upstairs on the 1st floor.

 

6pm Wednesday 29th March @ CCA Theatre

You’ll Never Be Alone | Dir. Alex Anwandter | 81mins | Chile | 2016

An award winning film, based on true events, explores the concept that it is not gay men who are perverse but society itself. After his gay teenage son suffers a violent attack, Juan, a withdrawn manager at a mannequin factory struggles between paying his son’s exorbitant medical bills and his last attempt at becoming partners with his boss. As he runs into unexpected betrayals the film explores both the complexities of how violence manifests in society and gender fluidity whilst simultaneously offering a profound sense of hope and possibility.

 

 

 

8pm Wednesday 29th March @ CCA Theatre 

The Same Difference | Dir.  Nneka Onuorah | 78mins | USA | 2015 

Documentary focusing on roles – stud & femme – amongst black lesbians in the US and how these can be restrictively enforced by the community itself. Featuring interviews with queer celebrities like actresses Felicia “Snoop” Pearson from The Wire and Lea DeLaria from Orange Is the New Black….

#DeepLez With Shorts:

Women’s Work | Dir. Ja’Tovia Gary | 5:55mins | USA | 2014

A documentation of the creative process of Simone Leigh, a Brooklyn based sculptor and video artist.

I Am a Woman | Dirs. Kay Fi’ain & Azara Meghie | UK | 3:28mins | 2016

Scottish Premiere

An exploration of gender through a butch female experience, built around a spoken word piece by Azara Meghie.

They That Live In Me | Dir. Aritza Ríos Álvarez M*ara | 7mins | Ecuador | 2016

Aritza celebrates the powerful living legacy her queer mother, aunt and godmother have instilled in her.

 

 

Miss Major parade8pm Wednesday 29th March @ CCA Cinema

 MAJOR! | Dir. Annalise Ophelian | 90mins | USA | 2016

 MAJOR! is a documentary film exploring the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy – a feisty veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and founder of the TGI Justice Project (Trans, Genderqueer, Intersex). To many in her community she is simply “Mama”. If history is held within us, embodied in our loves and losses, then Miss Major is a living library, a resource for generations to come to more fully understand the rich heritage of the LGBTIQA+ Rights movement.

The CCA Cinema is downstairs & the Theatre is upstairs on the 1st floor.

 

6pm Thursday 30th March @ CCA Theatre

 Turning the Gaze – Shorts Programme

Q&A with director Faraz Shariat

The predominant current in western filmmaking is for people of colour to be either invisible or the subjects of white filmmakers. This programme explores turning the gaze.

Semiotics of Sab | Dir. Tina Takemoto | 5:35mins | USA |2016

This experimental film essay explores the poetics of identity through an oblique portrait of gay Japanese American actor Sab Shimono, whose work on stage and screen spans more than five decades. The grammatology of his career attests to conflicting lexicons of race, representation, and selfhood.

I am your Son | Dir. Faraz Shariat | 20mins | Germany | 2015

Remembering the journey of his immigrant parents.

 Love Letter/Prēma Lēkha | Dir. Neelu Bhuman | 5 mins |USA | 2015

An abstract film exploring gender and race through the power of erotics and love.

Scar Tissue | Dir. Nish Gera | Holland | 13:38mins| 2016

UK Premiere

After fleeing Aleppo, Sami takes refuge in Amsterdam where a chance encounter brings him face to face with Johan – self-assured, direct and sensual…

The Dichotomous Trilogy | Dir. Faraz Shariat |15:26mins | Germany | 2015

A three-part film that unfolds different possibilities in the life of a right wing man.

 

 

8:15pm Thursday 30th March @ CCA Theatre

 Sex, Spirit, Strength | Dir. Courtney Montour | 45mins | Canada | 2015

With Director Q&A

Indigenous peoples face some of the highest rates of sexual and physical violence, substance abuse, HIV and suicide in all of Canada. But statistics never tell the whole story.

With the respectful lens of Mohawk filmmaker Courtney Montour Sex, Spirit, Strength follows two young Indigenous men. Michael, a former addict who lived a high-risk lifestyle that left him with permanent scars, hopes his activism work will discourage other young people from going down the same path. Jack, a transgender gay man, is committed to bringing pride back to two-spirit identity through education and activism.

It’s Not Your Fault | Dir. Raven Davis | 4mins | Canada |2015

Conveys the violence of online hate speech to First Nations peoples in Canada.

The CCA Cinema is downstairs & the Theatre is upstairs on the 1st floor.

 

4:30pm Friday 31st March @ CCA Theatre

Persistence of Memory – Shorts Programme

Named from the thought-provoking science fiction short this programme centers the power of memory. Its resonance, eclipse, distortion and persistence. The fracturing effect of both its loss and presence. And the resilience that its retention and exploration can bring.

Emit | Dir. Sammaria Simanjuntak | | 3:54mins | Indonesia | 2016

Love unwinds in a spool of memory.

 Persistence of Memory | Dir. Natalie Tsui | 15:48mins | USA | 2015

Do you have memories so painful you would choose to obliterate them if you could? To choose the loss of all memories of love entwined with pain? This film raises both the personal and societal implications if technology made this possible.

Ribbons | Dir. Brandon Cordeiro | 8:46mins | USA | 2015

The sight of a ribbon on the brought forward by the tide turns a man’s thoughts back to his childhood experience of a memorial on the beach.

Ruins | Dir. Mauricio Saenz | 5:21mins | USA | 2014

Mexican artist Mauricio Saenz moves amongst old building ruins in a desert landscape. This video explores the parallels between the construction of physical walls and the creation of social barriers and by evoking the memory of what has fallen reminds that what exists now will come to be destroyed in the future.

See My Dreams Come True | Dir. Vernon Jordan III | 5:48mins| USA | 2016

A young black filmmaker is visited in his dreams by ancestral children who, through their magical alteration of time and joyous playful spirits, remind him to honour his own creativity.

Two Snakes | Dir. Kirsten Li | 9:30mins | Canada | 2015

This beautiful mixture of animation and documentary explores diasporic desires for foundational myths. As the narrator searches through layers of ancient tales that endure into the present they speak of seeking a home in reclaimed ancestry and seeking a self in re-appropriated narratives and finding fragments instead…

Aline | Dir. Anna Karima | 3:19mins | USA | 2016

Aline is an homage to Aline Sitoé Diatta, a Senegalese heroine and fighter against the French colonial rule. Diatta was also a priestess. In this piece her image and story tell a story about black womanhood.


6pm Friday 31st March @ CCA Theatre

 Mommy is Coming | Dir. Cheryl Dunye | 64 mins | USA | 2012

Our spring sizzler sex romp… Touches on taboos and offers up lots of dyke/transboi/queer sexual shanigans. Another classic from the groundbreaking director Cheryl Dunye, this time revelling in a camp B-movie aesthetic reminiscent of Bruce la Bruce. #QTIPoC

 

 

8pm Friday 31st March @ CCA Theatre

 M.Lamar in Concert

 A live multimedia performance from M.Lamar counter tenor, pianist and performance artist. M. Lamar is a composer who works across opera, heavy metal, performance, video, sculpture and installation to craft sprawling narratives of radical racial and sexual becomings.

 

The NY Times: “…the composer M. Lamar offers a bracing alternative to the dispiriting traffic in blandly competent art clogging the New York gallery system these days. Surrealistic, campy and ferociously expressionist, Mr. Lamar’s multimedia work is a heady blend of music, performance, film and political allegory that grapples with the legacy of slavery in America”.

 

 

6pm Friday 31st March @ CCA Cinema

 The Younger | Dir. Chen Hao | 50mins | Taiwan | 2015

A searing debut from talented first time filmmaker Chen Hao explores the life of a young man as he cares for his grandmother with Alzheimer’s disease, turns to massage parlour work to make ends meet and quests for love. Chen Hao takes the risk of playing the central role and excels.

The CCA Cinema is downstairs & the Theatre is upstairs on the 1st floor.

 

11:45am Saturday 1 April @ CCA Theatre

I Am Not Your Negro | Dir. Raoul Peck | 95mins | USA | 2016

Based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House and narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, this award-winning film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

12pm Saturday 1st April @ CCA Cinema

El Canto del Colibrí | Dir. Marco Castro-Bojorquez | 53mins | USA | 2015

Much like the seldom-heard song of the hummingbird, the voices of Latino fathers are rarely heard addressing LGBTQ issues. But in this film, these voices are amplified in a groundbreaking documentary – the first of its kind.

Through raw, heartfelt testimonies, El Canto del Colibrí delves deeply into issues of immigration, prejudice, and isolation, while thoughtfully asking questions of these men’s communities, culture, and even their religious beliefs. The result is a powerful lesson on solidarity.

 

 

1:30pm Saturday 1st April @ CCA Theatre

Ovarian Psycos | Dirs. Joanna Sokolowski & Kate Trumbull-LaValle | 72mins| USA | 2016

The Ova’s are a powerful group of women of colour based out of East LA. Straddling push-bikes they take to the streets en masse, wearing bandana face masks, to confront violence against women, poverty and racism.

We are honoured and excited to welcome one of the Ova’s – Xela – in person at GLITCH 2017!

Followed by a panel discussion featuring Xela Macias – Ovarian Psycos founder member, Camille Kumar – Young Women Services Manager (West London Rape Crisis) of Women and Girls Network, Mridul Wadhwa – Information and Education Officer at Shakti Women’s Aid & Training & Volunteer Co-ordinator at Rape Crisis Scotland and Dorett Jones – filmmaker and Development and Training Manager at Imkaan.  The panel will be chaired by Rosie Lewis, Assistant Director of TheANgelou Centre, Newcastle and chair of Digital Desperados.

 

Nothing About Us Without Us | Dir. Dorett Jones | 12mins | UK | 2016

Women of colour activists protest the cuts to services that support women of colour against violence.

 

 

1:30pm Saturday 1st April @ CCA Cinema

 Queer Bollywood – a guided tour by Dr. Rajinder Dudrah

 Join Dr. Rajinder Dudrah, Professor of Cultural Studies & Creative Industries, as he takes you on an illustrated journey through the history of popular Hindi cinema from a queer perspective. Dudrah will discuss queer representations both explicit and implied, homoerotic storylines, camp queens, cross-gendered drag and the influence of Bollywood on the LGBT community and vice versa.

 

 

4pm Saturday 1st April @ CCA Theatre

Handmaiden | Dir. Park Chan-Wook | 145 mins | South Korea | 2016

Set in 1930’s era Korea under Japanese colonial rule in a mansion house with an extensive pornographic library, the visually sumptuous gaze of this erotic thriller introduces us to a complex of characters all pursuing their own secret agendas.

“You know what’s expected of a maid like you?” young Sook-Hee is told as she is introduced as handmaiden to secluded heiress, Lady Hideko. In fact her role is duplicitous as she is a pick-pocket accomplice to a con-man plotting to defraud Lady Hideko of her inheritance.

 

 

4pm Saturday 1st April @ CCA Cinema

 Strange Love (Ajeeb Aashiq)| Dir. Natasha Mendonca | 75mins | India | 2016

Through process-based filmmaking Ajeeb Aashiq explores the lives of working class gender outlaws, sex-workers, rebellious women, desire and friendship. The film invests less in narrative progression but instead allows the story to unfurl by exploring the physical and emotional landscapes of three main characters: Rani – feminist singer and spoken word artist, Amal ­ a trans rickshaw driver and Mumbai city itself.

 

 

6pm Saturday 1st April @ CCA Cinema

Cruising – Shorts Programme

With respect to the memory of George Michael

Moon Trail | Dir. Alexandre Grégoire | 7mins  | Canada  | 2015

Four young gay men chat about cruising & safer sex in a Montreal heatwave.

Nightlife | Dir. Harune Massey | 9:47mins | Pakistan | 2014

Two very young male sex workers in Lahore wait to be cruised, clinking oil bottles as the sign of their trade.

Your Weight On the Nape of My Neck | Dir. Frédéric Labonde | 9:30mins | France | 2016

The impact of what he witnessed continues to reverberate through his sex life.

look_im_azn | Dir. Hoang Tan Nguyen | 5:35mins | USA | 2012

Explores gay Asian-American men’s alternately adaptive and self-celebrating cruising strategies on gay sex hookup websites.

Departure Tax | Dir. Jorge Medandra Jordan | 9mins | Ecuador | 2016

Manuel reflects on how a random meeting in an airport line helped him come out before homosexuality became legal in Ecuador.

Hattie Goes Cruising | Dir. Konstantin Bock | 17mins | USA | 2015

Hank Major – we can call him Hattie Louise – a 70-year-old gay black man, takes us back in time with tales from a lifetime of cruising.

 

 

7pm Saturday 1st April @ CCA Theatre

 Watermelon Woman | Dir. Cheryl Dunye | 90mins | USA | 1996

Directors Q&A

We are delighted both to screen a newly restored version of this historically significant film – being the first feature directed first by a black lesbian – and to welcome it’s director Cheryl Dunye to join us in person for Q&A.

This lively film has stood the test of time with its (sometimes humorous) exploration of representation of black women on screen, suppression of queer

women’s histories, interracial sexual relationships and capturing of the VHS video store era. The central character, played by Cheryl Dunye herself, sets out on a mission to find out who a 1930’s black actress listed only as “the Watermelon Woman” in the film credits really is…

9pm Saturday 1st April – Interval

Drinks will be served courtesy of Barefoot Wines

 

9pm Saturday 1st April @ CCA Theatre

 Me, My Mom and Sharmila – Fawzia Mirza

 Alternately hilarious and tear inducing, Emmy Award nominated Fawzia Mirza brings her dynamic one woman show ‘Me, My Mom and Sharmila’ to Glasgow.

The show focuses on the struggle of writer-performer Fawzia Mirza to connect more fully with her mother, despite the difficulties that her identity as a queer actress and activist presents. Told through the lens of two women’s shared love for glamorous Bollywood film star Sharmila Tagore, this is a profound and exciting new play about family, identity and the space in between.

 

Emmy Award nominated, acclaimed actress, writer, filmmaker, and producer Fawzia Mirza has been praised by The White House as a ‘Champion of change in Asian American art and storytelling.’

 

11pm – 3am Saturday 1st April

GLITCH 2017 Afterparty! at  The Saramago Café Bar – Free entry

w/ DJ Junglehussy

Free Entry with a Glitch 2017 ticket or by accompanying a Glitch ticket holder

Just hang onto 1 of your cinema ticket stubs from 2017 to gain free entry

– Or get in with someone who went!