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Fantastic Planets

with Captions + BSL interpretation
24 September 2022
Rich Mix
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA, UK
FREE, £4, £6.50

There are other worlds out there! Worlds where people have seven penises, where some are lost, and some become creatures. These films are set within bodies as environments shaped by tides of evolution, the words of future elders, and imaginative decolonisation. Celebrate our expansive biodiversity and the way we build new queer worlds and revisit old ones.

River is My Hometown | dir. River Cao | UK, China 2021 | 8'

A stunning visual dreamscape in queer mourning to the Yangtzee river.

Don't Text Your Ex | dir. Jo Güstin | Canada 2021 | 14’

DIY decolonial comedy where queer elders in the future tell you what’s what.

How To Sex Your Cannabis | dir. Ryan Suits | USA 2022 | 4'

Let these queers show you how to really combine 2 natural healers.

Eyes and Horns | dir. Chaerin Im | Korea, Germany, USA 2021 | 6'

Be entranced by lines of paint as they morph into eyes and horns, and all body parts.

Becoming Creature | dir. Zoë Marden | UK 2022 | 8'

A gender- and species- fluid figure transformation for the queer imagination.

Seven Penises | dir. Maz Murray | UK 2022 | 6’

Different planets normalise different amounts of penises, luckily this farm girl’s very open-minded.

ELIZA | dir. Amy Pennington | UK 2021 | 10’

Meet lesser known, lesbian, working class, Victorian, 'poet of the people' Eliza Cook in this mockumentary.

Daughters of Destiny | dir. Valentin Noujaïm | France 2021 | 28'

Eden’s girlfriend Crystal is kidnapped by a purple star. Lil sis Ibtissame in tow, Eden ventures to the utopian new world.

Programme runtime 1h25min

CW: discussions of homophobia, nudity

Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

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