ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL
Apr
21
6:30 PM18:30

ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL

PART OF THE QUEER DREAMS SEASON
in association with Eyes Wide Open Cinema

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The rain is unrelenting and the middle-aged woman needs shelter, so she steps in to a bar playing Arabic music. A handsome young Moroccan man asks her to dance, and from this unexpected proposition, an electric connection is sparked.

Evoking the work of queer auteur Douglas Sirk in both its aesthetic and its astute social commentary, Fassbinder explores love and desire across the boundaries of age and race. Ali being played by the director’s own romantic partner El Hedi ben Salem imbues this masterpiece film with further queer significance.

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MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO
Feb
11
5:30 PM17:30

MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO

(GUS VAN SANT, 1991) CERT 15 / 104 MINS / USA

PART OF THE QUEER DREAMS SEASON
in assocation with Eyes Wide Open Cinema

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We begin our series on a road. There's not another road anywhere that looks like this road - I mean, exactly like this road. It's one kind of place. One of a kind... like someone's face...

Mike (River Phoenix) and Scott (Keanu Reeves) are two sex workers hustling around the US to make ends meet. However, Mike’s narcolepsy means he must rely on Scott’s friendship to ensure his safety during their travels. When Mike goes in search of his long lost family, the two find themselves on a precarious journey of discovery and change. One of the earliest films in the trend now referred to as New Queer Cinema, and one of the most well-known representations of male sex work and male bisexuality, this is a remarkable feature in queer cinematic history, as well as being a gritty, sexy, and stylish road movie.

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