Being Ruby Rich: Queer Cinema in the Age of Streaming Roundtable (#)


25 June 2017
Cinema 2
New Queer Cinema started in the film festivals, bars, and AIDS protests and ACT UP organizing meetings of the 1980s/90s as a film movement born in public, in community. Today, community is online and viewing takes place in private. What changes aesthetically and politically when “films” (cinema, television, webisodes) are consumed at the level of the individual? A speculative inquiry where provocations from the panel set the stage for audience engagement.

With B Ruby Rich, in discussion with Campbell X (Stud Life, Different for Girls), Kanchi Wichmann (Break My Fall, Mixed Messages), Hakeem Kazeem (Film Programmer & Cinema Coordinator, Bernie Grant Arts Centre) Simon McCallum (Archive Projects Curator, BFI) and Programmer, International Queer Film Festival Hamburg Dagmar Brunow.

Running time approximately 90 min

A Club des Femmes and Barbican collaboration, in association with Birkbeck, University of London.

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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