Our short film event is back for 2018. We’ll be turning Kingston Quaker Centre in to a queer cinema on the evening of Saturday 6th October, followed by drinks at a nearby venue.
The seating is unallocated.
For this film screening we have selected some of the finest short queer films from the last 2 years with a particular focus on homegrown British talent and a few from further afield. There is no particular theme, just some of the best award winning shorts with LGBT+ characters and stories, most of which cannot be seen online. This is an adults only event.
Wren Boys – Dir. Harry Lighton – 10 mins – UK
On the day after Christmas, a Catholic priest from Cork drives his nephew to prison.
Wren Boys is a multi-award winning BAFTA & BIFA nominated short film written and directed by Harry Lighton
The Colour Of His Hair – Dir. Sam Ashby – 23 mins – UK
Incorporating elements from an unrealised film script written in 1964, Sam Ashby’s hybrid short The Colour of His Hair, artfully merges documentary and drama to convey the effects that the 1967 partial decriminalisation of homosexuality had on British gay men.
Taste of Love – Dir. Paul Scheufler – 5 mins – Austria
What is the taste of love? Could it be sweet, sour, bitter or even salty?
A girl embarks on an aromatic journey of love, stimulating her taste buds to the point of climax. With all senses, she explores the various forms love can take on. “Love is as diverse as our sense of taste.”
We Love Moses – Dir. Dionne Edwards – 15 mins – UK
When Ella was twelve, she had her first fight. And when she was twelve, she discovered sex. Now eighteen, Ella reflects on how her obsession with her older brother Michael’s best friend Moses left her with a secret she still carries.
Landline – Dir. Matt Houghton – 10 mins – UK
Landline is a short documentary about the only helpline in the UK for gay farmers. Through a series of recorded telephone conversations and reconstructive visuals, the film uses the helpline as a lens through which to view the experiences of LGBTQ people in the British farming community.
The Mess He Made – Dir. Matthew Puccini – 10mins – USA
Simple in its construction, powerful in its execution, The Mess He Made is a poignant distillation of an all-to-common ritual of gay life, one that is very personal to its writer/director Matthew Puccini. With uncommon restraint, Puccini and lead actor Max Jenkins richly develop the mindscape of a man as he awaits life-altering news.
Oh-be-joyful – Dir. Susan Jacobson – 14mins – UK
Potty-mouthed old RITA will stop at nothing to drag her granddaughter, Sophie kicking and screaming out of the closet. From spilling her own sordid secrets, to a botched shoplifting spree, she is determined to get Sophie to live honestly and face her future.
Please note: This is not the order the films will be screened and film choice may change without notice.
Pre-film refreshments – 5:30 – 6:00
Films: Part One – 6:00 – 6:45
Break (Refreshments Provided) – 6:45 – 7.15
Films: Part Two – 7:15 – 8:45
Kingston Quaker Centre
Kingston upon Thames
Kingston Quaker Centre is fully accessible.
The venue has gender neutral toilets and changing facilities.