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Shorts: Otherness Archive Packed Desire

with Captions + BSL interpretation
21 September 2022
Barbican Cinema
Beech St, Barbican, London EC1Y 8AA, UK
£3, 6, 9

To be trans is to be constantly in motion: to relish processes, not ends: to surrender oneself to desire and throw fate to the wind. These films, all made by people in the same kinds of communities as the ones we live in—explore trans masculinities through love, sex, relationships and one’s body. Running through all of these films, in one form or another, is desire: desire to belong, to be loved, to hold, to fuck, to be. Perhaps the one unifying thread between all these films is that none of them end with a clear resolution. Trans bodies are not linear, and neither are the paths we take to shape them.

Includes an intermission and readings from the group Jawfillers.

Curated by Sweatmother

Bros Before | dir. Henry Hanson | USA 2022 | 10'

Dungarees | dir. Abel Rubinstein | UK 2020 | 5'

Godasses - Part III: Jamal Phoenix | dir. Emre Busse | Germany 2022 | 10'

THEYSUCK | dir. Pierro Pastis | UK 2021 | 10'

Comme tous les garçons | dir. Morisha Moodley | UK 2022 | 10'

The Space Dykes and Other Adventures | dir. Julian Konuk | UK 2022 | 20'

Pirate Boys | dir. Pol Merchan | Germany 2018 | 23'

programme runtime 1h30min

CW: sex, nudity

Presented in partnership with Otherness Archive, a visual archive documenting queer films and its pioneers, as well as a space for contemporary filmmakers.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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