best of bristol

From the surreal to the heartwarming, we've collected our favourite new queer films made by filmmakers from, and featuring, Bristol. Emerging and established filmmakers provide a glimpse into the city's queer soul, from its youth groups to its sex dungeons.

Screening Time: 15:30

Venue: Bricks

Screening Time: 16:40

Venue: Bricks

Date: Thursday 09 September

Duration: 68 Minutes

Date: Sunday 12 September

Duration: 68 Minutes

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OINK!

Director: Rob Eagle 

Featuring interviews recorded in Los Angeles and Berlin in 2019/20, this experimental documentary offers a portrait of gay men who—in different ways—relate to the gay “pig” sexual imaginary.

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I ONLY LIKE YOU WHEN I'M LYING DOWN

Director:  Lydia Dunn Ribeiro

Follow Nancy on a surreal journey through her thoughts and memories of intimacy and relationships. On this journey, she is continuously intercepted by one thought that she must confront.

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NO MAN

Director:  Ciara Flint

Ken is a queer Kenyan who has lived in the UK legally for ten years, finding community with the Bristol Bison's gay men's rugby team. Now the UK government want to send him back to Kenya where his life will be in danger.

EDEN

Director: Charlie Bush

Speaking about her experience with fertility as a trans woman, Eden opens up about the transformative joy of cold water swimming.

 

WHIPPING BOY

Director:  Tiffany Scott-Maddox

Whipping Boy follows a day in the life of a 'house boy' whose life is dedicated to serving the powerful women who work in his dungeon, and the warm, sweet and intimate bonds that form between them.

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ENSEMBLE

Director: Jack Chapman

A documentary introducing Clare Lowe, an events organiser who runs Wig in a Box Promotions, and an important voice in the Bristol queer scene.

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FREEDOM YOUTH (25 YEARS)

Director:  Jo Barker and Holly Black

A Bristol-based documentary. As Freedom Youth, the UK's longest running gender and sexuality project for young people, celebrates its 25th year it asks its members to imagine what the next 25 years will look like.