Next week! Scottish Queer International Film Festival coming to Newcastle
Next week, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival is screening one of the films from their touring programme curated around the theme of Queer Women in Love:
Thu 3 Dec, 8pm, Tyneside Cinema: Break My Fall (Dir: Kanchi Wichmann, Country: UK, Year: 2011, 107 mins, Format: DVD)
“It’s the most honest, raw, lovingly crafted film of its kind to show up this year, and powerful enough to knock even the most stalwart viewer out of any sense of complacency.” – Afterellen
Liza is hovering precariously between change and self-destruction, between leaving her failing relationship with girlfriend Sally and finding success with their band, Blanket. Sally is working in an unfulfilling job and clinging to fantasies of a better life, ignoring the chaos around her. Their best friends are Vin, a rent boy who is secretly in love with Sally, and Jamie, who works nights at a gay cabaret bar and longs to find a nice man to settle down with. On the three days leading up to Liza’s 25th birthday, things finally come to a head and the four are plunged into an emotional meltdown.
Set on the pulsating streets of East London and with a soundtrack featuring stars of the UK independent music scene such as Micachu, Peggy Sue, and Scout Niblett.
You can watch the trailer here.
The film will be followed by a discussion with Dr Julie Scanlon, Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literature, Gender and Sexuality, and Dr Jacky Collins, Senior Lecturer in Film and TV.
£7 full price and £5 (concessions)
Scottish Queer International Film Festival – Queer Women in Love
The Scottish Queer International Film Festival took place for the first time in Glasgow in September 2015. You can find out more about them and their touring programme of Queer Women in Love here.