A Queer Film Festival curated by Fabulous Ferdi
Every Tuesday of June concluding poignantly on 4th July
A 5 week festival celebrating queer culture through cinematic gems curated by Fabulous Ferdi. Some Like it Queer hosts a strong series of work. This personal selection has been programmed to reflect the different aspect of being queer around the world, across the decades.
6th June I Killed My Mother, Xavier Dolan, Canada 2009
13th June Tomboy , Céline Sciamma (France 2011)
20th June Priscilla Queen Of The Desert, Stephen Elliott (Australia 1994)
27th June Weekend, Andrew Haigh (UK 2011)
4th July Paris is burning, Jennie Livingston (USA 1990)
“I believe it is a good and strong selection that allows people to understand better what queer culture is about and how vast it actually is. Because underneath the fabulous parties and the feathers and the glitter there is still a fight for equality and being loved for who we are. And all these movies are the perfect way to show all the different layers. These films are all about the queer culture not just about gender”
Fabulous Ferdi was born in Paris. He has lived in London for 4 years. A classically trained pianist, a purveyor of all art forms and of natural playful disposition, each evening will be introduced with a short performance relevant to the film.
In a month where queer culture is in the forefront of the public eye and parties are in abundance, Some Like it Queer provides a stimulating night of film and culture. TBH provides a relaxed, bijoux cinema for an intimate evening.
June 6th: I KILLED MY MOTHER, Canada 2009
Director: Xavier Dolan
Writers: Xavier Dolan (screenplay) Xavier Dolan (dialogue)
Starring: Anne Dorval, Xavier Dolan, Francois Arnaud
I Killed My Mother attracted international press attention when it won three awards from the Director’s Fortnight program at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Largely autobiographical, the film details the intensely volatile relationship between a gay 16-year-old and his mother.
June 13th: TOMBOY, France 2011
Writer and Director: Celine Sciamma
Staring: Zoe Heran, Malonn Levana, Jeanne Disson
Tomboy explores a theme of ambiguous gender
June 20th PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, Australia, 1994
Writer & Director: Stephan Elliot
Starring Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terrance Stamp
No Queer Film Festival would be complete without this colour, playful classic. Priscilla was a surprise worldwide hit. It’s positive portrayal of LGBT individuals helped to introduce LGBT themes to a mainstream audience
June 27th WEEKEND, UK 2011
Written & Directed by Andrew Haigh
Starring Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race
Writer / Director Andrew Haigh received British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer
Weekend spotlights gay relationships and brings to the forefront the question of what is a gay relationship?
July 4th PARIS IS BURNING, USA 1990
Director: Jennie Livingston
Starring Brooke Xtravaganza, Andrea Christian, Dorian Corey
A chronicle of New Yorks drag scene in the 1980’s, focussing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era it’s warmth and vitality
SOME LIKE IT QUEER
Every Tuesday 6th June – 4th July
Doors at 7pm / Screening at 8pm / £3 on the door
TBH kitchen is open from 6pm. Enjoying this unique experience with a drink in hand is encouraged.
We look forward to seeing you!