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Rebel Dykes

classified 18
Film

Fri 26 Nov - Thu 2 Dec

Director
Harri Shanahan, Siân A. Williams
Details
82 mins, 2021, UK
Primary language
English

A rabble-rousing documentary set in 1980s post-punk London, bringing to light the unheard stories of a community of dykes who met doing art, music, politics and sex and how they went on to change their world in all its ass-kicking, leather-wearing glory.

The film follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and went on to become artists, performers, musicians and activists in London. A heady mash-up of animation, archive footage and interviews tells the story of a radical scene: squatters, BDSM nightclubs, anti-Thatcher rallies, protests demanding action around AIDS and the fierce ties of chosen family.

This is an extraordinarily privileged glimpse into a bygone world, an important and often forgotten part of British queer cultural and political history, by those who not only lived out their politics with heartfelt conviction but lived to tell the tale.

Presented in partnership with Queer Vision.

The Wed 1 Dec 18:00 screening is a special Reclaim the Frame event followed by a post-screening conversation hosted by REBEL DYKES executive producer and Birds’ Eye View director, Melanie Iredale with writer, bookseller, curator and organiser So Mayer.

  • Screenings of Rebel Dykes on Wed 1 Dec are part of our Cinébites deal: get 30% off any main dish in the Café & Bar with a valid cinema ticket.

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Audio Description
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
CTBA
Certificate to be announced
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
PR Intro
Pre-recorded Intro
PR QA
Pre-recorded Q&A
PS
Partially Subtitled
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
RS
Relaxed Screening
S
Subtitled
SD
25% Socially Distanced screening
Times TBC
To be confirmed