Pride on Screen

Pride on Screen film festival is the home to thought-provoking LGBTIQA+ documentaries, iconic movies and jam-packed blockbuster screenings.

We’ve teamed up with the good people at Hull Independent Cinema and Fringe! Queer Arts Festival to deliver a line up that matches our promise of being bigger, brighter, bolder and prouder than ever.

Hull Independent Cinema Fringe!

FRINGE! SHORTS:THERE’S NOWT SO QUEER AS FOLK TODAY + Q&A

Wed 17 July | 7.30pm | 62-63 Humber Street | Unrated (+18 only) | Shorts | £5

Fringe!

FRINGE! Queer Film & Arts Fest comes to Hull! The best LGBTIQA+ storytellers and filmmakers explore the state of queer Britain today, from the ways that we see ourselves represented, to how we express ourselves, how we love, and how we fight for our rights. From local directors to global stories, queer people’s lives are shown in all their beauty and diversity. Filmmakers of these vital shorts will be in attendance.

Take a look at the full line up of short films

CLASH Dir Amrou Al-Khadi | 8 mins | UK An experimental documentary critiquing Britain’s obsession with period dramas, and how they erase the diverse reality of Britain today.

THEY / THEM / THEIR * Dir Ruby Seddon-Wilson | 2 min | UK Zoe explores drag’s empowering effects through their alter-ego Cyanide Homicide and reveals the vulnerability beneath the performance.

THE BROTHER Dir Kai Fi-ain | 4 mins |UK The morning after the night before, Frances accidentally finds herself caught up in a surreal, queer universe.

THE WORLD CAN WAIT Dir Deborah Espect | 8 mins | UK Vic is a popular lesbian character in a hit television series. But when the executives in charge of the show gather to decide her fate, she must fight for her survival.

DES!RE Dir Campbell X | 9 mins | UK The desire and attraction for transmasculine, transmen, butches, studs, and masculine of centre (MOC) people is explored in this beautifully shot and stylised experimental film.

THE QUEENS Dir Cathal O’Brien | 5 mins | UK The cheeky, vicious invasion of the queers in this music video for The Carry Nation’s new track references Genet, Mapplethorpe, the Pet Shop Boys, Boy George, Capote and more, praising queer spirit.

FLESHBACK: QUEER RAVING IN MANCHESTER’S TWILIGHT ZONE Dir Steven Isaac-Wilson | 16 mins | UK A vivid documentary exploring the alternative parties developing on the outskirts of Manchester against a backdrop of austerity.

UNICORNS OF WESTFIELD Dir Louise Ashcroft | 6 mins | UK Northerner, Londoner, Artist; Louise Ashcroft explores Westfield, Stratford and capitalism in her assumed residency.

PARENTS’ CHAT Dir Kate Jessop | 3 mins | UK Coming out to the parents, with unexpected replies. Part of a satirical animated comedy web series set in Pussy Willow, which celebrates queer, feminist and absurdist themes.

POOF Dir Dean Anderson | 17 mins | UK Boy meets boy at a party. Aaron is stuck in an apprenticeship with his Dad in a Yorkshire town, when a kiss begins an opportunity for change.

ADAE* Dir Diana Amado | 4 mins | UK Adae, a non-binary, polyamorous, Nigerian drag king describes living in London and their interest in drag.

INVISIBLE WOMEN Dir Alice Smith | 25 mins | UK The stories of the women who led Manchester’s Gay Liberation Front finally come to view in this inspirational and joyful account of lesbian activists changing the lives of thousands for the better.

* Hull Filmmaker

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VITA & VIRGINIA

Thu 18 July | 7.30pm | Vue Cinema Hull | UK / Ireland | 2019 | 110 mins Drama / Romance / Historical Fiction | £7 / £6 / £5

Vita & Virginia

Hull Premiere

Based on a true story, VITA & VIRGINIA details the passionate relationship between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf, and enigmatic aristocrat Vita Sackville-West. When their paths cross, the magnetic Vita decides the beguiling, stubborn and gifted Virginia will be her next conquest, no matter the cost. The ensuing relationship leads to the birth of Woolf’s bold, experimental novel – Orlando.

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Some Like it Queer

Fri 19 July | 7.30pm | 62-63 Humber Street | USA | 1959 | 121 mins | Comedy / Musical | £7 / £6 / £5

Some Like it Hot

Kick-off your Pride weekend with the classic drag comedy SOME LIKE IT HOT starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis to celebrate its 60th anniversary.

Two down on their luck jazz musicians find themselves out of a job and on the run after the police raid the speakeasy they perform in and they inadvertently stumble upon a gang war. With no money and nowhere to hide, a gig with Sweet Sue and her Society Syncopators at a Florida beach resort seems like the perfect getaway. There’s just one problem: the Syncopators are an all-female band, and Joe and Jerry aren’t women – yet.

Before the screening, we’ll discuss the film’s influence on drag in popular culture and the state of drag queens (and kings!) in 2019.

Celebrations will continue after the film, so come in your best Hollywood glamour drag!

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Spice World the Movie

Sun 21 July | 2.00pm | 62-63 Humber Street | UK | 1997 | 90 mins | Comedy / Musical | £7 / £6 / £5

Spice World the Movie

Never give up on the good times and stick in Spice World at our post-Pride party screening.

They don’t just sing! Slip into your little Gucci dress and hop aboard the Spice Bus for a nostalgic rollercoaster ride around 90s London. An encounter with extraterrestrials, a night in a haunted castle, and a moment of truth in a maternity ward are just a few of the escapades endeavoured upon as the Girls gear up for their first live concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

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