QUEER DREAMS | FABRICA | FEB - APRIL 2017
IN ASSOCIATION WITH EYES WIDE OPEN CINEMA
MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO
11 FEBRUARY 2017
(GUS VAN SANT, 1991)
CERT 15 | 104 MINS | USA
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...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.
15 MARCH 2017
(SALLY POTTER, 1992)
CERT PG | 94 MINS | UK
Across four centuries, one figure strides, androgynous, beautiful, shapeshifting: Orlando. Sally Potter’s seminal adaptation sees Tilda Swinton take on the eponymous role created by Virginia Woolf.
An angel (played by gay pop icon Jimmy Somerville) serenades us as we sink into the pageantry of this singular classic of British cinema, watching as Swinton effortlessly spans time, physicality and desire.
FEAR EATS THE SOUL
21 APRIL 2017
CERT 12A | 94 MINS | GERMANY
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.