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Day 3. BIRDS EYE VIEW X PRIDE. CURATOR, JO REID – THE SPACES WE CREATE – QUEERAMA Dir. D

DAY 3

QUEERAMA (2017) 

Dir. Daisy Asquith

1 hour 10 minutes

An archival film collection charting expressions of queerness in the BFI’s film archives.

Queerama is an archival montage film that charts queer life within the BFI’s archives. Blurring a variety of documentary interviews with lgbtq+ people, clips from comedies, dramas, and music videos, Queerama unearths queer subtext, bringing what was once hidden to the surface. Queerama is a reminder that queer people have always existed, and that film is a powerful and emotional avenue to tell our stories. Queer desire has often been marginalised in cinema, limited to hidden corners or subtle gestures, but Queerama actively creates a space for queer lives to be created and shared.

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