I am so pleased to count myself among the fantastic group of folks helping to curate and organize the second annual Fringe Film Fest in East London. From 12th – 15th April the neighborhood will be buzzing with a programme of screenings, parties and happenings highlighting some of the best in spunky queer cinema.
I’m especially excited about the event that Sandra Le and I are curating together with Jessica Gysel from Girls Like Us magazine featuring a shorts programme, talk and discussion as part of a (free!) Saturday afternoon lez hang-out at XOYO Gallery, details below.
Here my personal day-by-day highlights, for full programme and booking information visit http://fringefilmfest.com/
FRIDAY 13 APRIL
Film: Riot Acts – a gorgeous documentary directed by Madsen Minax about “flaunting gender deviance in musical performance” followed by a discussion with the London Trans Filmmakers Group
SATURDAY, 14 APRIL
Film: Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992 – Dagmar Schultz’s documentary pulls together interviews and archival material highlighting Audre Lorde’s profound influence on the Afro-German movement
Shorts: Girls Like Us presents Generations Like Us – a series of short films highlighting queer “generations like us” from various eras and ages, hosted by Girls Like Us magazine and featuring a chat with actress Lisa Gornick and a talk by photograper Holly Falconer
Film: The Gang Girls Trilogy – Katrina Del Mar’s follows the antics of New York City wildchilds up to no good… Roll with it!
SUNDAY, 15 APRIL
Film: Community Action Centre – A.K. Burns & A.L. Steiner present a sociosexual queer porn-romance-liberation film and will be on hand (via Skype) afterwards to deconstruct it all with the audience