Thursday , 21 March 2019

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Scottish LGBT poetry book and film backed by awards

Rachel Plummer

A book of poems retelling Scottish myths from an LGBT perspective and a film about a young lesbian with telekinetic powers are to be commissioned as part of next year’s LGBT History Month. Poet Rachel Plummer and filmmaker Helen Wright and have each been awarded £7,000 from Creative Scotland to enable them to produce works which will be unveiled in ...

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“Let Me Be Brave” pro-inclusion film launched in Glasgow

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  A new ground-breaking film has been launched in Glasgow today, promoting transgender inclusion in sport. The short film – entitled “Let Me Be Brave” – shares the stories of six transgender people who are active in community sports in Scotland. The launch took place at the Diverse Identities in Sport event, hosted by LEAP Sports Scotland, at which delegates ...

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Priscilla Queen of the Desert – she is

Priscilla www.priscillathemusical.com

  Priscilla Queen of the Desert, based on the 1994 hit movie of the same name, comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse. Its simple, feel good plot – two drag queens and a transsexual riding a big pink bus through the Australian bush – oozes flamboyant charm. The show is a camp riot through the wilderness, with a lot of heart. ...

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SQIFF presents: I Do?

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  Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) is putting on a season of cinema to mark the first anniversary of Equal Marriage in Scotland on 16th December. Four events lead up to the anniversary date at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Glasgow. Films have been chosen to offer a variety of perspectives on marriage and LGBTIQ issues and include: ...

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Macbeth – Beautiful But Bleak

Michael Fassbender in Macbeth

Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth is beautiful but bleak and in parts very oppressive. With missing plot details and an incredibly vulnerable Lady Macbeth, the film relies perhaps a little too heavily on visuals to keep the audience engaged. Macbeth, of course, is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of ...

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SQIFF 2015 Announces First Film

Dyke Hard

The UK Premiere of Dyke Hard – a raucous, lo-fi high-camp adventure from Sweden- will open the first ever Scottish Queer International Film Festival on the 24th September at the CCA in Glasgow. In Dyke Hard a failed lesbian rock group try to revive their fortunes by travelling to a Battle of the Bands competition in the big city. Along the ...

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Glasgow to host Scottish Queer International Film Festival

SQIFF

The first annual Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) will take place in Glasgow running from 24th to 27th September. The opening event will take place at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CAA) with various events hosting other events. The formation of SQIFF was as a result of the growing number of films being made by and for the queer ...

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GLITCH – an unconventional film festival

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GLITCH 2015, a queer (or LGBT) film festival organised by Scottish charity Digital Desperados, will be held at the CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts) in Glasgow from 19th to 28th March. Digital Desperados, who run free filmmaking courses for women of colour and hold free film screening programmes of films by or about people of colour, will be presenting GLITCH ...

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Review: Appropriate Behaviour @ Glasgow Film Festival

Approperiate-Behaviour

Appropriate Behaviour is not a comedy, even though the film is super funny, witty and will make you laugh out loud. Desiree Akhavan’s debut feature, which is hitting cinemas in the UK today and was part of the strand PIONEER at the Glasgow Film Festival, is a break up film dressed up as comedy, probably because using a comedy tone ...

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A S.Q.I.F.F.ingly good film festival

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Despite last Saturday’s miserable weather, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival (S.Q.I.F.F.) was warmly welcomed by the audience that filled the Anatomy Lecture Theatre at Summerhall, in Edinburgh’s Southside. Festival hosts, filmmakers Fox Foster, Lucy Elliott-Holmes and Annabel Cooper, did a superb job of organising and running two vibrant and highly enlightening events. The first event was a basic and fun, ...

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