Join producer Siobhan Fahey and director Harri Shanahan for a rare work-in-progress Q&A screening of REBEL DYKES, followed by informal networking.
REBEL DYKES is a documentary project which pieces together the forgotten story of lesbian London in the 1980s, and the Rebel Dykes who made it their home and political battleground. Before there were queer activists, before there were Riot Grrls, there were the Rebel Dykes of London…
“Rebel dykes were young; they were feminists; they were anarchists; they were punks. They lived together in squats, went to political demos, set up squatted crèches and bookshops, feminist newspapers and magazines. They ran sex-positive Lesbian S/M clubs; they were gender fluid; they were trans-friendly. They were the first generation of sex-positive outlaw women, and nothing has been quite the same since”. (Siobhan Fahey)
The screening and networking are open to anyone of any gender working in the creative industries or with related professional interests, but are likely to be of particular value to filmmakers, artists and other creative practitioners interested in:
- Issues of sex/gender and sexual identity, especially from an LGBTQ perspective
- Factual moving image or other kinds of archive-based work, especially from a political perspective and/or with a concern to recover lost or foreclosed stories
- Working on low budgets and/or crowd-funding
REBEL DYKES is being made with no budget, but high production values. The crew are split between Manchester and Israel, and are making the film as a labour of love. It is being created in DIY style, with huge online community support. It is based on interviews with Rebel Dykes, and uses lo-fi animation and recreated 1980s video footage to retell their stories. It also uses previously unseen or rarely seen archive material from the period, including video, photography, zines and flyers. The edit being screened at this event is 24 mins. Read more about the film and watch the trailer here.
When: Wednesday 27 July. Q&A screening starts 6.00pm. Networking (with pay bar) from 7.45pm – 10pm.
Where: Tyneside Cinema (Digital Lounge, 2nd floor), 10 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6QG
Booking: only 10 places are available for the Q&A screening. Tickets are priced £4. A further 10 places are available for networking only, with no charge. To book please follow the 'Order Now' link above. You may only register for one place, but please feel free to forward info on to others who may be interested. Cancellations made more than a fortnight before the event will be reimbursed in full. Those made between a week and three days before the event receive a 50% reimbursement. No money will be reimbursed to those cancelling within 72 hours of the event.
The screening and networking are preceded by a day-long workshop at NewBridge Studios. Please note that the workshop is open only to women working professionally in the creative industries. A very few tickets are still available, priced £15 + booking fee. Read more here.
Northern Film & Media is supported by the European Regional Development Fund
Northern Film & Media has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund Creative Industries Business Support and Development Programme 2014-20. The ERDF programme is bringing over £300m into the North East to support innovation, enterprise and business support across the region. This is partly funded by the European Commission.