Queer 80s: Cinema on the brink of global change at the Barbican - Until June 18

Queer 80s: Cinema on the brink of global change at the Barbican - Until June 18
Type: Theatre / Film Screening
Location: City of London
Event Venue:

Barbican Centre

Starting Date and Time: June 5, 2024 6:30 pm
Registration Deadline: June 18, 2024 12:00 pm
Event Organisers: Barbican Centre
Phone Number: +442078702500

Time travel through the cinema screen back to the 1980s, a decade when LGBTQ+ representation and creativity thrived in the build-up to enormous geo-political and social change. Change was in the air in the 1980s. Queer filmmakers seized the camera to tell new stories in different ways. More interesting, provocative and unapologetic depictions of LGBTQ+ people made it to the big screen. Meanwhile, in the background, the world was on the edge of transformation. Borders were about to shift (three of the films in this film programme originate from countries that would not exist beyond 1991), the work to end Apartheid in South Africa continued on while, even as archaic laws around homosexuality began to be revoked, the Aids crisis led to rise in terrible wave of homophobia.

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