Neil Bartlett

Section 28 Film Club @ Penarth Centre, Jul 27

26 July 2016

Sam Cottington presents Section 28 Film Club at Penarth Centre on July 27.

Happening as part of @Gaybar‘s Fuck What They Think programme, the club will screen four films that focus critically on queer identity in relation to health care systems. Specifically, how queer identity “arises and is legitimised by state legal systems and institutions of health”, questioning notions of what constitutes a body and care.

The film programme includes Marlon Riggs‘ ‘Affirmations’, Ron Athey‘s ‘4 Scenes in a Harsh Life’, Neil Bartlett‘s ‘That’s what friends are for’, and an interview with Aldo Hernandez talking about ACT UP Oral History Project.

In the press release, Cottington writes, that the artists selected “refuse the barriers to intimacy” and indulge in “the erotics of care in spite of queerphobic state negligence and hetero-moralist policing”.

See the FB event page for more details.**

Section 28 Film Club @ Penarth Centre, Jul 27

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London’s vanishing queer spaces @ BFI National Archive, Aug 12

11 August 2015

BFI National Archive cinema is presenting rarely-soon footage and a panel discussion concerning London’s LGBT communities, titled London’s vanishing queer spaces and taking place on August 12.

Working from the notions of visibility and erasure, BFI National Archive curator Simon McCallum will present rarely-seen footage of London’s LGBT communities, including a recently rediscovered record of 60s drag at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and Derek Jarman’s videotape tour of long-gone club Benjy’s.

Following the screenings, McCallum will be joined onstage to reflect on the footage and discuss future directions with writer and historian Justin Bengry, archivist and DJ Tamsin Bookey, and critic Ben Walters, chaired by director and novelist Neil Bartlett.

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