LGBT History Month

- , 2018

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A season of films and parties celebrating diversity on screen.

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In a month when the world celebrates St Valentine, it seems fitting that it is also LGBT+ History Month in the UK. The Showroom is in on the festivities and has four films and two parties lined up to mark the occasion.

The season kicks off Friday 9 February with Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution. One of OFP's highlights at Doc/Fest in 2017, the documentary looks at a movement that evolved from fanzines in the mid-80s, giving voice to artists who felt sidelined both by punk’s macho nature and by accepted notions of queer identity. Hear about the influence of the queercore movement from the likes of John Waters, Kathleen Hanna, Kim Gordon and Genesis P-Orridge.

Other films in the season include Body ElectricTom of Finland and The Watermelon Woman – the latter of which is a 90s indie drama about Cheryl, a video store clerk and filmmaker. In her search for some decent films about women of colour, Cheryl stumbles across a woman in an old film, credited simply as “The Watermelon Woman”, so she sets out on a quest to find her. 

After watching these inspiring, uplifting films you just might want to dance – and luckily there’ll be opportunity to do so with after-parties in the Showroom bar on Friday 9 and 16 February, with music from Non-Conformist Thrust featuring DJ Anna Kissed and Drawing Attention featuring qween of swords respectively.

Written by Hannah Clugston; January 29, 2018