Elated that Team Dykeumentary will be included in this prestigious festival! My Crazy Boxers is in the Up To And Including Her Limits screening, and a saucy re-writing of the sexist biblical tale The Genesis of Butch & Femme is in the Fringe! B Movie Resistance program. Grateful!!! Excellent!!!
NEW SHORTS: Up to and Including Her Limits
18:30 Wed 15 Jan 2020
Regent Street Cinema
Navigating societal constraints and internal upheaval, the female characters at the centre of these works contend with a loss of control and spiralling selfhoods.
Steffie Yee manifests the language lost between matrilineal generations through pencil and plasticine, alongside animator Flóra Anna Buda’s sensual, lucid imaginings of a braless queer future. Video artist Hannah Perry probes our culture’s relationship to death, mental health and the underlying weight of gender in an experimental elegy, whilst Krissy Mahan tires of the incessant gendering of underwear. Guest programmed by Jenna Roberts. 83’
Flóra Anna Buda 10 mins (HU, 2019)
A film about queer relationships in a future without bras.
Hannah Perry 21 mins (UK, 2019)
An intensely personal yet universal exploration of the experience of loss, marking the first time Perry has chosen to address the tragedy of the recent suicide of her best friend and artistic collaborator, Pete Morrow. Using a custom rigged 360° camera, this is a moving inquiry into romance, psychosis and our relationship to death.
Madeleine Sims-Fewer / Dusty Mancinelli 22 mins (CA, 2019)
A ten year old girl struggles with the residual trauma of her sexual abuse.
Krissy Mahan 9 mins (US, 2019)
Suicidal – or just a working class butch dyke caught in the wrong underpants? Seems that the boxers were the bigger problem, according to my treatment team. Based on the director’s actual meetings with hospital staff while in a psychiatric hospital system.
Steffie Yee 2 mins (AU, 2018)
Inspired by the poem On Ç by Hiromi Itō, a woman looks at the matrilineal inheritance of linguistic tones in her family, mourning the parts of language that become extinct through semantic evolution.
Lasse Linder 19 mins (CH, 2019)
Christian lives with his two cats Marmelade and Katjuscha. As he is yearning to become a father, he decides to fertilize his beloved cat Marmelade by an exquisite tomcat from abroad.
NEW SHORTS: Fringe! B-Movie Resistance
13:00 Sat 18 Jan 2020
Rio Cinema, London
Sam Crainich 18 mins (US, 2017)
Set in the very near future, America is in the throws of Fascism a group of underground queers struggle to survive.
Dann Parry 3 mins (UK, 2019)
Two wrestlers approach each other to battle for male dominance, but soon the fight descends into something even more animalistic, as hypermasculinity clashes with desire.
Juan Rodrigues 9 mins (BR, 2017)
Explorations of homosexuality, race and social class with a little bit of glitter.
Aaron Immediato 15 mins (, 2018)
When a clique of mean girls bully Cassie for not “looking like a girl” in the school bathroom, they awaken a dangerous rage deep within her in a creative response to controversial “bathroom bill” legislation.
Krissy Mahan 6 mins (US, 2015)
Fisher price toys re-imagine the creation story ss a Butch & Femme story.
Val Phoenix 44 mins (UK, 2019)
Drag queens and goth punks get turned into zombies by the patriarchy’s toxic foundation (like, the make-up kind) and they get saved by a butch undertaker who feeds them with breastmilk.