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Doc/Fest's ongoing commitment to both LGBTQ+ filmmakers and stories is evident in this year's range of unique stories brought to us by the authentic voices within the LGBTQ+ community. Below are just some of the documentaries that are helping Doc/Fest to improve plural representation on screen. From tender coming out stories, to buoyant portraits of strip clubs, these are outspoken films that progressively celebrate and question sexual orientation, gender identity and cultural expression, across the globe.

Game Girls


Sat 9 June // 19:00 // Yorkshire Building Society Showroom Cinema 2 // £10 (£8 concession)
Mon 11 June // 09:15 // Bertha DocHouse Showroom Cinema 4 // £5

Alternately raw and tender, Alina Skrzeszewska’s compassionate observational documentary charts the relationship between two women trying to survive the violence and chaos of Los Angeles’ sprawling Skid Row. Tiahna seems resigned to life on the streets, but her girlfriend Teri is determined to escape. They share their hopes and fears at a weekly Expressive Arts workshop for homeless women. (MA)

Game Girls is part of our Doc/Love strand.
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Gospel of Eureka

Fri 8 June // 21:00 // Bertha DocHouse Showroom Cinema 4 // £10 (£8 concession)
Tue 12 June // 12:00 // Bertha DocHouse Showroom Cinema 4 // £5

The small town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas is known for both its evangelical passion play and gospel drag shows, attracting Christian and queer audiences alike. Charting the build-up to a vote safeguarding LGBT rights, Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher's nuanced portrait of divergent yet co-existing Southern cultures blends colourful performances and contrasting opinions to enlightening, humorous and optimistic effect. 

Gospel of Eureka is part of our Doc/Think strand.
Click here to view all the films in this strand.

 

 

McQueen


Thu 7 June // 21:30 // Bertha DocHouse Showroom Cinema 4 // £10 (£8 concession)

‘Lee’ Alexander McQueen’s rags-to-riches story is a modern-day fairy tale laced with the gothic. An unremarkable working-class boy from East London, he harnessed his demons and went on to become a global one-man fashion brand. This film is an intimate revelation of McQueen’s own world, which celebrates a radical and mesmerising genius of profound influence.

McQueen is part of our Doc/Visions strand.
Click here to view all the films in this strand.

 

 

Obscuro Barocco


Fri 8 June // 09:30 // The Light Cinema 8 // £10 (£8 concession)
Mon 11 June // 14:30 //The Light Cinema 3 // £10 (£8 concession)

Under heavy skies and a glittering city, a voice emerges from the somnambulist dreamers. This audio-visual explosion is a feast for the senses. A figure straight out of Kenneth Anger's Rabbit's Moon wanders the streets of Rio de Janeiro, amidst the carnival revellers and the protestors, spectral and solitary. Transgender narrator Luana Muniz reflects on the beauty of transformations.

Obscuro Barocco is part of our Doc/Visions strand.
Click here to view all the films in this strand.

 
 

Out


Sat 9 June // 21:00 // Showroom Cinema 1 // £10 (£8 concession)
Tue 12 June // 14:15 // Yorkshire Building Society Showroom Cinema 2 // £10 (£8 concession)

Through a montage of compelling videos posted on the Internet by young gays, bis, lesbians or transsexuals, Out makes us experience from within the groundbreaking moment of their coming out – after which their intimate and social life shall be forever changed.

Out is part of our Doc/Love strand.
Click here to view all the films in this strand.

 

 

Room for a Man


Thu 7 June //14:30 // Showroom Cinema 1 //£10 (£8 concession)
Sat 9 June //09:00 // Curzon Cinema 1 //£10 (£8 concession)

Young gay Lebanese filmmaker Anthony Chidiac explores identity and family history, first through discussions with the Syrian builders refurbishing the Beirut apartment he shares with his mother; then by travelling to Argentina with his formerly estranged father. Favouring artful, static camerawork and a yearning voiceover, this hypnotic personal essay meditates on masculinity, sexuality and a lifelong quest for acceptance. 

Room for a Man is part of our New/Lebanon strand.
Click here to view all the films in this strand.


 

 


Shakedown
 
Fri 8 June // 21:45 // PBS America Showroom Cinema 3 // £10 (£8 concession)
Sun 10 June // 13:15 // The Light Cinema 3 // £10 (£8 concession)


"If you straight, you don't need to be in the front." Former drag show host Teresa and Ronnie-Ron co-founded Shakedown in the 90s, establishing a thriving underground scene. Dancers including Egypt, Miss Mahogany, I-Dallas and Slow-Wine entertain the throng. This strip club was a space for LA's African-American queer community to explore identity, sexuality and have an incredible time.

Shakedown is part of our Doc/Rhythm strand.
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4:3 X Boiler Room Present: ShakeDown After Party

Sat 09 Jun // 22:00 – 02:00 // Theatre Deli // £10


Boiler Room's new film channel 4:3 is proud to host the after party for Leilah Weinraub's Shakedown. Vogue icon Ian Isiah aka Big Shugga will be flying in specially from NYC for an exclusive UK performance, alongside London's queer poc collective / turn up BBZ.

 

 

Silvana



Sat 9 June // 18:00 // Abbeydale Picturehouse // £10 (£8 concession)
Sun 10 June //18:30 // Exchange on Tudor Square // £5

Silvana Imam is a fierce force of nature. We witness the Swedish rap artist's career soar, and the genesis of her relationship with pop artist, Beatrice Eli. The pair become Sweden's Beyoncé and Jay-Z; a power-couple of phenomenal talent and influence. As the pressures of her iconic status begin to spiral, Silvana is forced to confront her inner conflicts.

Silvana is part of our Doc/Rhythm strand.
Click here to view all the films in this strand.

 

 

This One's for the Ladies
Sat 9 June // 21:15 // Abbeydale Picture House // £13 (£11 concession)
Tue 12 June // 21:00 // The Light Cinema 3 // £10 (£8 concession)

Race, class and sexuality intersect at Newark strip club the Dojo: a karate school by day, home to the New Jersey Nasty Boyz by night. In addition to spotlighting the exotic dancers who work there - both male and lesbian - Gene Graham’s affectionate portrait celebrates the community of women who sustain this microcosm of black American society.

This One's For the Ladies is part of our Doc/Rhythm strand.
Click here to view all the films in this strand.

 

 

Tranny Fag with live performance from Linn da Quebrada
Sat 09 June // 21:15 // Abbeydale Picture House // £13 (£11 concession)

A vibrant night of queer cinema and contemporary Brazilian electro-funk. São Paulo pop star Linn da Quebrada is a Black trans woman whose explicit anthems give voice to marginalised communities from the favelas, while also confronting the Brazilian music scene’s macho, heteronormative prejudices. Kiko Goifman and Claudia Priscilla’s candid profile of this radical performer will be followed by a special live performance from Linn and friends at Abbeydale Picturehouse.

Tranny Fag is part of our Doc/Rhythm strand.
Click here to view all the films in this strand.


 

 

Turning 18


Fri 8 June // 14:00 // The Light Cinema 6 // £10 (£8 concessions)
Sat 9 June // 14:00 // Yorkshire Building Society Showroom Cinema 2 // £10 (£8 concessions)

Two young girls meet at a vocational training program after which their lives move in completely different directions. Both from broken homes, Pei searches for hope in love, while Chen struggles to avoid her parents' fate. As they approach 18, the undercurrents of their lives surface, nearly overwhelming them. How can an unloved life find a strength of her own?

Turning 18 is part of our Doc/Love strand.
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Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin
Fri 8 June // 14:00 // The Light Cinema 6 // £10 (£8 concessions)
Sat 9 June // 14:00 // Yorkshire Building Society Showroom Cinema 2 // £10 (£8 concessions)

Without Ursula K. Le Guin there would be no Harry Potter. Breaking through the limitations imposed by male-dominated structures, Ursula K Guin transformed the science fiction genre, and the realm of literature itself. She exposed the corrupt machinations underpinning our existence, and with fierce intellect and imagination, created worlds that reveal how different our own planet could be.

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is part of our Doc/Visions strand.
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All screenings are accessible in a variety of ways through individual tickets, Doc/Lover Wristbands or a full Festival Pass - you can click here to purchase. You can also click here to check out trailers in advance via our YouTube channel.