Krissy Mahan has been making movies using humor as a feminist tool for 25 years. Mahan’s movies address social issues such as accessibility, gender identity, mental health, immigration, and working class post-industrial cities. Mahan works in public elementary schools, and has recently screened at the Scottish Queer International Film Festival, Glasgow, London Fringe! Film Festival, London, UK; aGLIFF in Austin; the Toronto Queer Film Festival, Ontario, Canada; the Dyke Drama Film Fest in Perth, Australia, and the inaugural Queer Access Berlin. This winter their work will show in Fringe! Film Fest, London; Pembe Hayat / KUIR Pink Life QueerFest, Ankara, Turkey, and the New York Feminist Film Week at Anthology Film Archives. Other work is included in festivals/programs that focus on dis/Ability+queerness, and is shown in educational settings and at screenings in support of community groups.
Upcoming Screenings 2019
Pembe Hayat / KUIR Pink Life QueerFest
January 10-16, 2019 2019 in Ankara, Turkey
Screening “Four Billion Reasons” as part of an accessibility strand organized and presented by Theresa Heath of Wotever DIY Film Fest.
Pink Life QueerFest organized by Pink Life Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Solidarity Association in Ankara, is the first queer festival in Turkey. Film enthusiasts have an opportunity to watch LGBT-themed films from different countries from all around the world. First edition of the festival was held in 2011 in Ankara. Starting from the 4th edition the festival takes place both in Ankara and Istanbul and from the 5th edition, it travels to Denizli, Mersin, Çanakkale and İzmir. The 8th edition will be organized between 10-27 January in Ankara and Istanbul.
Türkiye’nin ilk trans hakları derneği olan Pembe Hayat LGBTT Dayanışma Derneği, 30 Haziran 2006 tarihinde Ankara’da kurulmuştur. Dernek adını Alain Berliner’in yönettiği ve erkek bedeninde doğmuş bir kız çocuğun hikayesinin anlatıldığı Pembe Hayat (Ma vie en rose, 1997) adlı filmden almıştır.
Pool | dir. Leandro Goddinho | Brazil | 2016 | 20’00
A stunningly beautiful and emotional story about a woman going to give her grandmother’s last words to the woman she loved in her youth.
Tales From Pussy Willow – Parents Chat | dir. Kate Jessop | UK | 2016 | 2’45
Coming out to the parents, with unexpected replies. Part of a satirical animated comedy web series set in Pussy Willow, which celebrates queer, feminist and absurdist themes.
Gloucester City, My Town | Krissy Mahan | USA | 2012 | 3’57
In typical Fisher Price style, Mahan depicts the continual encounters of what “being a daughter” means in her working class town, even for a butch lesbian.
I Think We’re Alone Now | Anna Dória and Isabela Costa | Brazil | 2017 | 15’22
Beatriz and Cecília are teenagers facing typical problems of finding space and time to be together freely as baby dykes in a conservative setting, so they wish to be in a place free from judgements and violence… and it comes true.
Nina | dir. Olivia Costa | Australia | 2017 | 11’44
The relaxed, drifting story of a young lesbian who is a sex worker with male clients, flirts with a girl she fancies, hangs out with her young neighbours, and is always just making ends meet.
REAL | dir.Cass Dennis | Australia | 2018 | 9’47
This is a film for anyone who ever became strangely obsessed with a TV character before coming out, with all the feels.
The World Can Wait | dir. Deborah Espect | UK | 2017 | 8’00
Vic is a popular lesbian character in a hit television series. But when the Executives in charge of the show gather to decide her fate, she finds herself having to fight for her survival.
Heal | dir. Eden Maslavi | Israel | 2018 | 3’33
A charmingly DIY snippet of lesbian relationship drama filled with chocolate, avocado decor, broken hearts and megaphones.
This is a repeat screening of Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest shorts programme.
Please note that this event is free, however they recommend booking your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.