The program comprises a playful mix of archive and contemporary films with contrasting perspectives. The night will be hosted by renowned drag king Loose Willis, with an exclusive performance in LCC’s Darkroom bar by DJ Dyke.
For this year’s FASE23, BA Film and Screen Studies third year students present the following screening events, offering a space for audiences to reflect on contemporary concerns and immerse themselves in expanded cinematic worlds.
Our opening event Haphazard Inn: Chaos Narratives (24/01/2023) is a screening event of non-conforming, psychedelic, and surrealist animations, music videos and archival films from the past 50 years. In its search for meaning within the chaotic, this screening programme will invite you to embark on a thought-provoking trip filled with bizarre, idiosyncratic, and comedic narratives – expect the unexpected.
The centrepiece event Bridge of the World, Heart of the Universe (31/01/2023) is a mixed media moving-image showcase. The event centres themes of migration and culture, promoting a space for connection rather than assimilation. Alongside the exhibition and screening there will be free a zine-making workshop and a chance to sample food from around the world.
To close FASE23 Live, Laugh, Lesbian (03/02/2023) invites the audience on a tongue-in-cheek voyage through lesbian representation. The program comprises a playful mix of archive and contemporary films with contrasting perspectives. The night will be hosted by renowned drag king Loose Willis, with an exclusive performance in LCC’s Darkroom bar by DJ Dyke.
Free and open to all.
A Comedy in 6 Unnatural Acts by Jan Oxenberg (1975) looks at Hollywood depictions of lesbians and exaggerates them to mock them.
Bathroom Gender by Carol Ashley & Kathy Clark (1989) explores what it means to perform masculinity as a young girl and how that is received by the people around them.
A Short Film About Us by Ramses Underhill-Smith (1996) poses questions about dating people from other cultures and the issues encountered within these relationships.
Dyke Blend by Eva Weber (1996) is a parody of the stereotypes of lesbian dating.
My Mother’s Girlfriend by Arun Fulara (2021) is a heart-warming exploration of a lesbian relationship through the eyes of a son who discovers that his mother is with another woman.
NAILS by Pippa McCormick (2021) is a short film about how to identify other lesbians and how being wrong can actually work out for the best.
All films will be captioned
Films supplied by Cinenova except for “Nails” and “My Mother’s Girlfriend”