Queer Film Club Club 2

Art & Culture

Queer Film Club Club 2

Queer Film Club is brought to you by The London Borough of Newham, Royal Docks, and BFI London, in partnership and produced by Social Convention as part of the People Powered Places Fund.

We are also very excited to be working with Ben Walters, Queer Film Critic/Journalist and Founder of The Badge Cafe, who will be leading badge making workshops around the theme of the selected film that month.

Each club will take place on the last Friday of the month, starting in April-Nov.

Programme includes:

Club 1: Hedwig and Angry Inch (Dir. John Cameron Mitchell, USA, 2001)

A gender-queer punk-rock singer from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/bandmate who stole her songs.

Club 2: Appropriate Behaviour (Dir. Desiree Akhavan, UK, 2014) (Peccadillo Pictures)

Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliché to hold onto can be a lonely experience.

Club 3: Tangerine (Dir. Sean Baker, USA, 2015)

A hooker tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.

Club 4: Young Soul Rebels (Dir. Derek Saldaan, UK, 1991) (Peccadillo Pictures)

Two disc jockeys have a friend's murder to solve in the fringe-group melting pot of 1977 London.

Club 5: Boy Meets Boy (Dir. Dani Sanchez-Lopez, Germany, 2021) (Peccadillo Pictures)

Harry has been partying for 48 hours when he meets Johannes on the dance floor of a club in Berlin. With 15 hours until his flight home, Johannes offers to help him print his boarding pass. This mundane task leads to a day together wandering the city. The contrasts in their lives and values force each one to confront their own truths. Boys Meet Boys is a feature-length mumblecore about the journey of a brief encounter: the mark left by a fleeting moment of joy.

Club 6: Paris Is Burning (Dir. Jennie Livingston, USA, 1990)

A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Club 7: The Watermelon Woman (Dir. Cheryl Dunye, USA, 1996) (Peccadillo Pictures)

A young black lesbian filmmaker probes into the life of The Watermelon Woman, a 1930s black actress who played 'mammy' archetypes.

Club 8: A Fantastic Woman (Dir. Sebastian Leilo, Chile/Germany/Spain/USA, 2017)

Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.zMarina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend

Every last friday of the month, April -Nov, 7-11pm, free
The Good Hotel
Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, London
E16 1FA

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Time & date

Friday 31 May 2024
7 - 11pm

Location

The Good Hotel Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, London E16 1FA

Tickets

Free

For your visit

Places To Stay

Hampton by Hilton

A reliable, upper mid-range option just east of Connaught Bridge.

Royal Albert Dock
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Activities

London Royal Docks Open Water Swimming

Swim outside year round against the historic backdrop of Royal Victoria Dock. Safety tagging included.

Royal Victoria Dock
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Art & Culture

Making Space: Custom House Is Our House

Installation art comprising a life-sized group portrait of individuals who live and work on Freemasons Road. Part of the Making Space series by Jessie Brennan.

Custom House
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