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Queeriosities From the Archive

Updated: May 10, 2023



Following on from the success of our summer Queerious programme, we’re thrilled to present Queeriosities From the Archive, touring UK cinemas this November.

We invite you to get curious as we rediscover tantalising tales from the archives. With this curated programme of short films we say goodbye to what is expected of us when it comes to intimacy, partnership and sensuality. Whether forgotten or rarely screened, we explore a multitude of desires and depictions of sexuality reflective of their times, and of an always existing community. A continuation of our previous touring programme ‘Queerious’ which explored desire on screen from the 80s to the present day, this selection digs deep in to archives across the UK and beyond, bringing stories of sexual awakenings and realisations, love and lust through a feminist lens from the 1930s to now. Freed from the restrictions of mainstream filmmaking, this collection of hidden gems from the archives is a celebration of desires which invites us to question, learn and enjoy our sexual selves. 

The Programme:


ROSEBUD Dir. Cheryl Farthing (UK, 1991)

WAITING WOMAN Dir. Nikki McKay (UK, 1991)

MISS NORAH BLANEY Dir. Unknown (UK, 1932)

8MM LESBIAN LOVE FILM Dir. George Corzine (USA, 1992)

WITHOUT VERTIGO AN INNOCENT DESIRE TO FLY Dir.Nikki McKay  (UK, 1993)

SEX CHANGE Dir. Unknown (UK, 1980)

IN THE PINK BLUES Dir. Nikki McKay (UK, 1993)

MAN Dir. Maja Borg (Sweden/Scotland, 2016)

APARTMENTS Dir. Megan McMurchy (Australia, 1977)

Screenings (More TBA):


Rio Cinema, London – Sunday 13 November, 15:45

Showroom Cinema, Sheffield – Tuesday 22 November, 18:30

Depot, Lewes – Tuesday 22 November, 20:30

Exeter Phoenix – Wednesday 23 November, 18:00

Phoenix Art Space, Brighton – Wednesday 23 November, 20:00

Story House, Chester – Wednesday 30 November, 18:30

Genesis, London – Wednesday 30 November, 18:45

Glasgow Film Theatre – Wednesday 30 November, 20:40


Art Work by Javie Huxley (@Javhux)


Queeriosities From The Archive is supported by the BFI Film Audience Network with National Lottery funding as part of Changing Times, Curious, a UK-wide Screen Heritage programme led by Film Hub North.

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