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LGBT+ History Month! 4 Films & 2 Friday Night Parties!View Event on Facebook
February 9 - 8:00 pm till February 19 - 8:30 pm
February is LGBT+ History Month in the UK: tackling homophobia, biphobia and transphobia; celebrating equality; and raising awareness on matters concerning the LGBT+ community. This year at the Showroom, we’ve got 4 world-shaking films about love, courage and relationships; politics, power and collectives, that celebrate individuals and remarkable groups making history with their stories.
Put on your dancing shoes, start your engines and join us in the bar for 2 proud parties – complete with the return of the iconic LGBT+ slideshow!
Films & Parties:
QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION
FRI 9 FEB, 20:00
What happens when the community you need is not the community you have? Tell yourself it exists over and over, make fan zines that fabricate hordes of queer punk revolutionaries, create subversive movies, and distribute those movies widely—and slowly, the community you’ve fabricated might become a real and radical heartbeat that spreads internationally.
FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY: NON-CONFORMIST THRUST WITH DJ ANNA KISSED (SHOWROOM BAR)
TUES 13 FEB, 18:30
Elias is a handsome young deputy manager of a garment factory. When he’s not working, he enjoys casual encounters in the big city. The arrival of a young Fernando, on the production line, piques his
interest and Elias finds himself increasingly drawn into socialising with unbridled passion with his work colleagues, against his bosses wishes.
TOM OF FINLAND
FRI 16 FEB, 20:15
A fascinating and fitting tribute to a true subversive gay hero – but who was the man behind the leather? Dome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows the life of artist, Touko Laaksonen from the trenches of WWII and repressive 1950s’ society, through the struggle to finally get his work published amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. A beacon to finding refuge and liberation through art – Tom’s story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation
movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem.
FRIDAY NIGHT AFTER PARTY: DRAWING ATTENTION WITH QWEEN OF SWORDS
THE WATERMELON WOMAN (15)
MON 19 FEB, 18:30
Revelatory and revolutionary, The Watermelon Woman is a story about creating your own history. Writer/Director Cheryl Dunye is Cheryl, a video store clerk who whilst searching for decent films about women of colour, stumbles across a character in an old film, credited simply as ‘The Watermelon Woman,’ and sets out on a quest to discover her identity. A funny and fruity story combining fiction and real life where personal and political, and real and imagined love stories abound.