FILM

An Introduction to Queer Cinema

Thursdays at 20:00pm in the Hitchcock Cinema, QMUL. Click '+' button for a link to the event. Free wine, beer, soft drinks, and snacks are provided.

 

Throughout this season we chronicle landmark moments within queer cinema from its genesis in to modern day. At each event members will be given a programme pertaining to the screening. Events begin with a presentation, giving an overview of the queer cinema of its era, with a subsequent discussion.

 

+ Different From the Others (Richard Oswald, 1919)

+ Experimental Shorts (Kenneth Anger, Barbara Hammer, and MORE)

+ Funeral Parade of Roses (Toshio Matsumoto, 1969)

+ Pink Flamingos (John Waters, 1972)

+ The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1972)

+ Je Tu Il Elle (Chantal Akerman, 1974)

+ Caravaggio and Blue (Derek Jarman, 1986)

 

(Programme for this season from February onwards TBA)

Alternative New Waves (November to December 2017)

Mondays at 18:00pm in the Hitchcock Cinema, QMUL. Click '+' button for a link to the event. Free wine, beer, soft drinks, and snacks are provided.

 

In this season we offer pearls of cinema from the new waves of Hong Kong, Russia, Senegal, and Czechoslovakia to offer an outlook into groundbreaking new cinema of the era. At each event members will be given a programme, and screenings will be introduced with a presentation and followed by a discussion.

 

 

+ Happy Together (Wong Kar-wai 1997)

 

+ The Ascent (Larisa Shepitko 1976)

 

+ Black Girl (Ousmane Sembène 1966)

 

+ Diasies (Věra Chytilová 1966)

 

+ Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami 1990)

 

 

 

UPCOMING SEASONS:

 

Redefining Chick Flicks (February 2018)

We examine what can be defined as a 'chick flick' and the merits of a genre aimed at young women.

 

The Erotic (March 2018)

What makes a film erotic? Is eroticism in the eye of the beholder?

 

PAST SEASONS:

 

High School Season (October 2017)

Throughout this season we reimagine the high school genre through a range of films that explore the themes of authority and isolation. At each event members will be given a programme, and screenings will be introduced with a presentation and followed by a discussion.

+ Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine, 2012)

+ Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000)

+ Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975)

+ Jawbreaker (Darren Stein, 1999) with Dirty Girls (Michael Lucid, 2000)

+ The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974) and Carrie (Brian de Palma, 1976) [END]