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Image: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

We Are Here

Season

Please note: this season finished in Nov 2019

Join us as we go exploring queer spaces through film this November with this stunning and diverse selection of LGBTQ+ cinema from across the world.

Indulge in favourites such as Liza Minnelli in Cabaret and Julie Andrew’s Victor/Victoria alongside a rich programme including documentary Dykes, Camera Action! and a panel discussion exploring LGBTQ+ life away from Hollywood’s spotlight. Culminating in a special 25th anniversary showing of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the season serves as its own adventure through past LGBTQ+ stories and hopes for the future.

Come and celebrate the vibrancy of LGBTQ+ cinema via travels through nightclubs, the film industry and beyond as we capture the multi-faceted meaning of being ‘at home’ in the LGBTQ+ community.

This season is curated by Julia Ray, a UWE MA Curating student on placement at Watershed and mentored by Cinema Curator Mark Cosgrove and the Watershed team.


Previous screenings & events in this season

The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert

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The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Please note: This was screened in Nov 2019
Film
A pioneering LGBTQ+ gem, this funny, smart and intensely lovable road-trip comedy follows a trans woman and two drag queens as they kick up the dust in Australia’s outback.

Victor Victoria

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Victor Victoria
Please note: This was screened in Nov 2019
Film
Gender-bending Julia Andrews dons a tux and a male alter ego to take the Parisian nightlife by storm in Blake Edward’s 1982 farce.

Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

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Johnathan Agassi Saved My Life
Please note: This was screened in Nov 2019
Film
Captured by Israeli directorial duo the Heymann Brothers, the private life of a renowned gay porn legend is laid bare in this intimate and insightful documentary.

The Wound

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The Wound
Please note: This was screened in Nov 2019
Film
The Wound (Inxeba) asks: what does it mean to be a man? This provocative and poignant film considers our notions of masculinity, sexuality and tradition.
Panel Discussion: Exploring LGBT+ representation in film and entertainment
Please note: This event took place in Nov 2019
Talk
In this panel discussion season curator Julia Ray is joined by Linda Devo of Bristol’s Kiki, Henry Poulter, a LGBTQ+ Youth worker with Of The Record and Lily Konteh, a local drag performer to explore LGBTQ+ representation and participation in film and entertainment, with special reflection on marginalised voices.

Dykes, Camera, Action!

 Classified 18  We Are Here
Dykes, Camera, Action!
Please note: This was screened in Nov 2019
Film
Documentary Dykes, Camera, Action! follows some of the most influential lesbian filmmakers of the past 50 years, pulling back the curtain to reveal a wealth of talent and history shared by these powerful women.
We Are Here Opening Night DJ Party
Please note: This event took place in Nov 2019
Event
Hosted by our very own Master of Ceremonies DJ Devolicious, join us in the Café & Bar for a DJ night to remember as we dive into some classic LGBTQ+ anthems from soul through house to today’s iconic bops.

Cabaret

 Classified 15  We Are Here
Cabaret
Please note: This was screened in Nov 2019
Film
Featuring one of Liza Minnelli’s standout roles, Cabaret dives into the mysterious nightlife of 1930’s Germany at the infamous Kit Kat Klub.