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Be Our Valentine 

Queer Shorts and Stories

We’re thrilled to present a set of short films about love hosted by West Yorkshire Queer Stories.

Thursday 14th February from 7pm
at Brick Box Rooms, Bradford

FREE entry, no tickets needed, just turn up!

 

Following the films there will be a Valentine's themed show-and-tell


So if you have any LGBTIQ+ memorabilia then bring it down – we’re looking for old Valentine cards, love letters, cherished photos, soppy diary entries, whatever delights you’d like to share!

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Love Letter Rescue Squad (Megan Rossman, USA, 6:47) [D] [S]

Deborah Edel, founder of the lesbian herstory archive in Brooklyn, considers the future of the collection.

 

I M U R Swirl (Nanvy Lee, Canada, 3:48) [E] [S]

Black masculinity and bisexuality explored through intimate moments.

 

Joey (Helen Wright, UK, 9:32) [F] [S]

A young woman with telekinetic powers goes out on the queer scene for the first time.

 

The Real Thing (Brandon Kelley, USA, 7:05) [F]

A soldier returns home to meet his young daughter, who transitioned while he was on tour.

 

Spark (Aharonit Elior, USA, 5:47) [A] [ND}

Ana’s flame is dying out, until a few special deliveries help reignite it.

 

Marguerite (Marianne Farley, Canada, 19:17) [F] [S]

On discovering that her carer is lesbian, Marguerite starts to open up about her past. A gentle look and at love, kindness and affection.

 

Bittersweet (Allen Martsch, USA, 4:13) [A] [ND]

An anxious school boy scrambles to retrieve a Valentine he’s accidentally sent to his secret crush.

 

(total running time 56:29)

 

[D] documentary [F] fiction [A] animation [E] experimental

[ND] no dialogue [S] subtitles
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VENUE ACCESS INFO:

Venue has accessible toilets.

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LGBT History Month

We’re thrilled to present a set of short films at the

LGBT History Month Celebration at Leeds City Museum hosted by West Yorkshire Queer Stories

Saturday 9th February 11am-3pm
at Leeds City Museum

FREE entry, no tickets needed, just turn up!

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FILM PROGRAMME starts at 2pm:

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Furtive Festivity (Mina Hoffman, USA, 12:57) [F]
Dr Watson plans a surprise party for his lover, Sherlock Holmes in this comedy short.

Invisible Women

(Alice Smith, UK, 24:34) [D]
Angela Cooper and Luchia Fitzgerald have spent the last half a century fighting for their rights as women and as lesbians. Their work has revolutionised Manchester whilst transforming the lives of thousands of women and yet no record of them exists in the city’s archives; theirs is a story that risked disappearing from history. Until now.

The Personal Things

(Reina Gossett, USA, 3:04) [A]
Black trans elder and legendary activist, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, describes how everyday personal acts fuel her political activism.

Inside Spain’s first retirement home

(Pink News, 4:30) [D]
After Franco’s dictatorship, Spain finally ‘legalised’ homosexuality in 1979. Almost 40 years later the world’s first publicly funded LGBT retirement home is opening.

Outlaw – Excerpt

(Alisa Lebow, USA, 16:00) [D]
Leslie Feinberg, a self-identified ‘gender outlaw’ who has spent most of zir life passing as a man, speaks with passion and intelligence about zir experience.

Total running time 60:35.

All films will be shown with English subtitles for accessibility.

[F] fiction [D] documentary [A] animation

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VENUE ACCESS INFO:
Leeds City Museum is wheelchair accessible.

Full access information here:

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Celebrate LGBT History Month at West Yorkshire History Centre

We’re thrilled to present a set of LGBT+ history-related short films hosted by West Yorkshire Queer Stories.

Wednesday 27th February 2:00 - 4:30pm

at West Yorkshire History Centre,

127 Kirkgate, Wakefield


FREE entry, no tickets needed, just turn up!

 

Also have a go at making DIY rainbow plaques to celebrate LGBTIQ+ people and events in Wakefield.

If you have any LGBTIQ+ memorabilia that you’d like to talk about in a ‘show and tell’ then please bring it along – it could be photos, flyers, Tshirts, badges. There will also be a chance to have your LGBTIQ+ memories and experiences recorded for the West Yorkshire Queer Stories project.

FILM PROGRAMME (starts at 2pm)

Love Letter Rescue Squad (Megan Rossman, USA, 6:47) [D]

Deborah Edel, founder of the lesbian herstory archive in Brooklyn, considers the future of the collection.

The Red Tree
(Paul Rowley, USA, 21:44) [E]

A powerful and poetic exploration of the little known history of Italian gay men being arrested and exiled to a remote island during Mussolini’s fascist regime.

The Personal Things
(Reina Gossett, USA, 3:04) [A]
Black trans elder and legendary activist, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, describes how everyday personal acts fuel her political activism.

Inside Spain’s first retirement home
(Pink News, 4:30) [D]
After Franco’s dictatorship, Spain finally ‘legalised’ homosexuality in 1979. Almost 40 years later the world’s first publicly funded LGBT retirement home is opening.

Outlaw – Excerpt
(Alisa Lebow, USA, 16:00) [D]
Leslie Feinberg, a self-identified ‘gender outlaw’ who has spent most of zir life passing as a man, speaks with passion and intelligence about zir experience.

(total running time 51:25)

[D] documentary [A] animation [E] experimental

 

All films will be shown with English subtitles for accessibility.

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ACCESS INFORMATION:

Building is fully wheelchair accessible. There are blue badge parking spaces. Nearest Changing Places is Sun Lane Leisure, The Ridings Shopping Centre or Hepworth Wakefield Gallery.

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Music Video Film Making WOrkshop

Leeds Queer Film Festival is excited to present a two-part DIY film making workshop.
We love to see local queers making films and we love our local queer music scene! Join us on this workshop and help create a music video for a local queer musician.

This workshop is for anybody over 18 who identifies as queer and has an interest in film making. You do not need to have any experience as we will be starting from scratch. All the equipment needed will be provided but if you are a budding filmmaker with a stash of camera gear let us know.

The completed music video will be shown at our festival at Live Art Bistro later in March. No expertise is needed, we’ll be teaching you how to make a DIY film.

Dates: Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th March 2019
Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Venue: TBC - central Leeds (it will be wheelchair accessible)
Cost: Free

There are limited places for this workshop so please apply early. We will let people know if they have a place on the workshop by February 24th. Any questions please email leedsqueerfilmfestival@gmail.com

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