Pride on Screen: Fringe! Shorts: THERE’S NOWT SO QUEER AS FOLK TODAY + Q&A
July 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm£5
At 62-63 Humber Street – the site formerly known as Fruit: BUY TICKETS
FRINGE! Queer Film & Arts Fest comes to Hull! The best LGBTIQA+ storytellers and filmmakers explore the state of queer Britain today, from the ways that we see ourselves represented, to how we express ourselves, how we love, and how we fight for our rights. From local directors to global stories, queer people’s lives are shown in all their beauty and diversity. Filmmakers of these vital shorts will be in attendance.
One of the short films in the programme is from a Hull filmmaker Ruby Seddon-Wilson with THEY, THEM, THEIR. Ruby will be in attendance for a post-screening question and answer period along with Kai Fi’Ain, director of THE BROTHER.
Fringe! hosts a multitude of diverse events to tickle every one of the senses, from feature films to experimental installations, workshops and lively debates to wild parties. You’ll see FRINGE! Flood London’s cinemas, art galleries, pop-up venues and basement clubs with the powerful, provocative and strange each November, and are here for the Culture!
Film in the programme include:
Dir Amrou Al-Khadi | 8 mins | UK
An experimental documentary critiquing Britain’s obsession with period dramas, and how they erase the diverse reality of Britain today.
- THEY / THEM / THEIR *
Dir Ruby Seddon-Wilson | 2 min | UK
Zoe explores drag’s empowering effects through their alter-ego Cyanide Homicide and reveals the vulnerability beneath the performance.
- THE BROTHER *
Dir Kai Fi’Ain | 4 mins |UK
The morning after the night before, Frances accidentally finds herself caught up in a surreal, queer universe.
- THE WORLD CAN WAIT
Dir Deborah Espect | 8 mins | UK
Vic is a popular lesbian character in a hit television series. But when the executives in charge of the show gather to decide her fate, she must fight for her survival.
Dir Campbell X | 9 mins | UK
The desire and attraction for transmasculine, transmen, butches, studs, and masculine of centre (MOC) people is explored in this beautifully shot and stylised experimental film.
- THE QUEENS
Dir Cathal O’Brien | 5 mins | UK
The cheeky, vicious invasion of the queers in this music video for The Carry Nation’s new track references Genet, Mapplethorpe, the Pet Shop Boys, Boy George, Capote and more, praising queer spirit.
- FLESHBACK: QUEER RAVING IN MANCHESTER’S TWILIGHT ZONE
Dir Steven Issac-Wilson | 16 mins | UK
A vivid documentary exploring the alternative parties developing on the outskirts of Manchester against a backdrop of austerity.
- UNICORNS OF WESTFIELD
Dir Louise Ashcroft | 6 mins | UK
Northerner, Londoner, Artist; Louise Ashcroft explores Westfield, Stratford and capitalism in her assumed residency.
- PARENTS’ CHAT
Dir Kate Jessop | 3 mins | UK
Coming out to the parents, with unexpected replies. Part of a satirical animated comedy web series set in Pussy Willow, which celebrates queer, feminist and absurdist themes.
Dir Dean Anderson | 17 mins | UK
Boy meets boy at a party. Aaron is stuck in an apprenticeship with his Dad in a Yorkshire town, when a kiss begins an opportunity for change.
Dir Diana Amado | 4 mins | UK
Adae, a non-binary, polyamorous, Nigerian drag king describes living in London and their interest in drag.
- INVISIBLE WOMEN *
Dir Alice Smith | 25 mins | UK
The stories of the women who led Manchester’s Gay Liberation Front finally come to view in this inspirational and joyful account of lesbian activists changing the lives of thousands for the better.
* Filmmaker in attendance
The films in this programme are unrated – no one under 18 can be permitted into the theatre.
7:00pm: Doors open
7:30pm: Programme starts
9:00pm: Programme ends
The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.
Tickets Terms and Conditions
If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.
If you purchase a membership or student ticket your membership card/student ID MUST be presented along with your ticket on the door when you come to a film. If you do not have your membership card/student ID we reserve the right to charge an additional £1 for your ticket.