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Deaf Conversations About Cinema: Close To You
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Deaf Conversations About Cinema: Close To You

Queer Vision Film Festival 2024


Please note: This event took place in July 2024

Join us at the 18:00 screening of Close to You, the closing night film of this year's Queer Vision Festival on Fri 12 July, which will feature Descriptive Subtitles and an introduction from Harriet Taylor, Queer Vision Festival Producer. This will be followed at 20:00 by a post screening discussion in the Café & Bar with audience members and Harriet, that will feature BSL interpretation.

At 20:00 there will be a post screening discussion in the Café & Bar with audience members and Harriet. The evening will be hosted by Deaf artist, performer and filmmaker David Ellington and will feature BSL interpretation throughout.

Elliot Page returns to the big screen in this unassuming, gentle, and sincerely heartfelt romantic drama.

Close to You marks his first fiction film since 2017’sFlatlinersremake, and co-stars Hillary Baack (Sound of Metal). Director Dominic Savage granted Page and Baack carte blanche to improvise significantly throughout the film; a naturalistic approach that allows the film to be consistent with the authentic, everyday language used by trans people and those in Deaf/hard-of-hearing communities.

Close to Youlingers in the realm of the personal, exploring contentious family dynamics, feelings of loneliness, displacement, and reconciling with the self. It feels profoundly threaded with Page’s own experiences, and reflective of where he’s at entering this new phase of his career.

Please join us after the screening in the Café & Bar for an informal discussion, which will include BSL interpretation. You’ll receive 10% off drinks with your cinema ticket – so grab a glass or a mug of something and let us know your thoughts about Close to You.

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