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We co-screened this lesbian romantic classic with our friends at Eyes Wide Open Cinema on 27 September.
Eyes Wide Open Cinema teamed up with the University of Sussex’s Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence and Centre for American Studies, and hosted a season of pioneering American queer cinema at Fabrica Gallery, beginning with Donna Deitch’s landmark 1985 drama Desert Hearts.
The film had closed captions (English subtitles especially for D/deaf or hard of hearing attendees) and the event had British Sign Language interpretation.
Five LGBT+ shorts
13 July Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives
In partnership with the ELOP (East London Out Project) we showed five short WOFFF films celebrating older LGBT+ women in front of and behind the camera. We also hosted a Q&A with Nuala, the WOFFF director, and two WOFFF film makers, Bonnie Rae Brickman (Editor, BOOTWMN) and Jac Nunns (Director, Female Masculinity Appreciation Society).
Our second Pride screening was a fundraiser, in partnership with Norton Rose Fulbright, for the LGBT+ charity Opening Doors – the largest charity providing support services for older LGBT people in London. We hosted an evening of films by and about older LGBT+ women – the hilarious, older, lesbian comedy Cloudburst and WOFFF short film BOOTWMN.
Winning WOFFF 2017 films at Picturehouse Kickin’ Ass
27 March – 3 Apr As part of Picturehouse Duke of York’s Brighton and Picturehouse Central London session Kicking Ass: Middle Aged Women On Screen we screened the top five WOFFF 2016 films.
Lesbian Lives Conference at University of Brighton, February 2017
BOOTWMN by Paige Gratland & Sam McWilliams
My Trans Story: Alice by Fox Fisher & Lewis Hancox
Female Masculinity Appreciation Society by Jac Nunns & Angie West
Rose and June by Koo Chia Meng
Carol by Krissy Mahan
Best of the Fest at Mother’s Ruin, January 2017
Screening 1 | Ties that Bind
Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight: The Japanese War Brides by Lucy Craft, Karen Kasmauski and Kathryn Tolbert
Belle and Emma by Rebecca Johanson
The Other Place by Mareike Engelhardt
Screening 2 | Power
Some Dark Place by Cecelia Condit
Abandoned Adopted Here by Lucy Sheen
Britain by Bexie Bush
Screening 3 | Love, Death and Legacy
Living is a Doorway by Abi Mortimer
One Last Dance by Luke Losey
The Wake by Oonagh Kearney
Screening 4 | Minds and Bodies
Spirit Away by Betina Kuntzsch
A Moment to Move by Georgia Parris
Shock of the Muse by Inga Burrows
My Friend Marjorie by Louise Wilde