Closing Night: Lupe Plus Brown Queers
Sunday 01.12.19 – 5:00 pm
To close tilde for 2019, we bring stories of intersectionality to the centre stage.
DOORS OPEN HALF
AN HOUR BEFORE
Footscray Community Arts Centre
45 Moreland Street, Footscray
Restricted to persons aged 18+
UK, 2017, 26 mins
Dir: Michelle Williams Gamaker
Follows Krishna Istha, Katy Jalili, Natasha Lall and Umber Ghauri, all individuals who identify as queer and brown, who explore current modes of identity through varied personas and styles. Beyond this, complexities related to nationality, race, gender and sexuality play out through their bodies and in the different contexts in which they live and work. ‘Brown Queers’ poses questions that come out of the layered states of being that embody fluidity, “brownness” and “queerness”.
USA, 2018, 79 mins
Dir: Andre Phillips & Charles Vuolo
Rafael, a young Cuban immigrant and trained boxer, is searching for their long-lost sister Isabel in New York City. Against a gritty and often bloody underworld background, Rafael is joined by Elsa who learns of their suppressed transgender identity, and Lana, who serves as both friend and mentor to Rafae while also on her own journey of self-discovery. Together, Rafael and Lana navigate a challenging world that doesn’t yet recognise their gender identities while Rafael’s search for Isabel continues.