We’ve all been at a party when the beer runs out, but you’re not ready to call it a night, so rather than swiping whatever disgusting liquor is sitting in your parents’ kitchen, why not summon some actual spirits?
Where perhaps BRAINWASHED may be treading old ground for some of those already versed in basic film theory, Nina Menkes provides a clear platform for further study and highlights the saturation of male power in the film industry: a systemic, toxic culture that needs urgently addressed.
April McIntyre reviews WILDHOOD: even in the heavily explored road movie trope, Bretten Hannam is able to breathe fresh life into it, offering it up as a story of queerness, nature and homecoming.
April McIntyre reviews THE NOVICE: the evocative cinematography and Isabelle Fuhrman’s masterful capture of the character makes Hadaway’s sensory and visceral debut a success, even if at times it’s challenging to watch.
April McIntyre reviews CAMILA COMES OUT TONIGHT: through Camila’s eyes we discover the ways in which queerness can cross boundaries, and how a new generation are standing up for their rights and working to squash misogyny and outdated traditionalism.
April McIntyre reviews the Family Affairs short films programme at BFI Flare. Whether it’s creating a new family, reconnecting with estranged relatives or joining families together, this programme sees the many forms in which families can take and the ways in which they evolve throughout our lives.
AHEAD OF THE CURVE will inspire courage and perseverance in those that feel lost or disconnected from their community, especially in a time of isolation. It reignites the need for increased visibility in society but also a need to preserve our own queer spaces and cultures.
The Care to Express programme aims to look at the ways in which “art, passion and care work together to enrich our lives.” The five films in the programme present a world of culture, environment and art during a turbulent year. Music producer Patrick Cowley was instrumental in the San Francisco club scene’s evolution, with … Continue reading Scottish Competition 3: Care to Express
The Bill Douglas Award concentrates on innovative and new cinema, the fifth instalment of the programme, Connection Signals focusses specifically on routines, patterns, and codes to express socio-cultural effects and influences.
Garnett brilliantly lends herself to her father likeness, reconstructing scenes and lip-syncing interviews herself as if he were present. She allows Dave to be documented despite his absence. A unique and moving way of reconnection, seeing daughter transform into father.