Queer East announces nationwide tour across 10 cities from October to December

News

19 October 2023

Following on from its record-breaking fourth edition taking place from 18 to 30 April 2023 in London, Queer East will embark on a nationwide tour from October to December to venues in Belfast, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Kent, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Preston, and Sheffield with a selection of festival highlights.

This touring programme showcases a broad spectrum of cinematic interpretations in queerness, from new releases to retrospective hidden gems, from moving image works to VR cinematic experiences, spanning over 60 years of queer filmmaking in the region. Some programme highlights include this year’s opening and closing films: I Love You, Beksman (Philippines, 2022) and Home Ground (South Korea, 2022); and Tsai Ming-Liang’s 1992 debut feature, Rebels of the Neon God (Taiwan, 1992) will have rare screenings across eight venues. A line-up of the festival’s sold-out films, such as What Happened to the Wolf? (Myanmar, 2022), Bad Women of China (China, 2022), Shorts: All About My Mother, and Artists’ Moving Image: Alien Body, Human Dreams, will also be part of this diverse programme.

Queer East’s On The Road aims to create a platform that offers dynamic Asian LGBTQ+ storytelling and unlocks more inclusive cultural narratives for nationwide audiences. We are supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery in order to bring this project to more audiences across the UK.

SCHEDULE

Note: The outline below lists the films that are currently confirmed for the tour. This will be regularly updated with details of venues, dates, and additional titles.

Cambridge | Arts Picturehouse

Home Ground + Recorded Q&A
Monday 23 October, 20:25
Wednesday 25 October, 13:00

Presented in partnership with Cambridge Film Festival


Manchester

Peafowl + Intro | HOME
Thursday 2 November, 18:00

Shorts: All About My Mother | esea contemporary
Friday 3 November, 17:45

Rebels of the Neon God + Intro | HOME
Saturday 4 November, 15:30


Nottingham | Broadway Cinema

Bad Women of China + Intro
Monday 6 November, 18:15

Rebels of the Neon God + Intro
Wednesday 15 November, 18:00


Kent | Lupino Screening Room, University of Kent

Bad Women of China + Recorded Q&A
Wednesday 8 November, 18:00

Rebels of the Neon God + Discussion
Thursday 9 November, 18:00


Sheffield | Showroom Cinema

Bad Women of China + Online Q&A
Saturday 11 November, 14:30

I Love You Beksman
Monday 13 November, 18:00

Let Me Hear It Barefoot
Thursday 16 November, 18:00

Community Networking – Making Space: Cinema, Culture and Community
Friday 17 November, 18:30

Peafowl + Intro
Monday 20 November, 18:00

Rebels of the Neon God + Intro
Thursday 23 November, 18:00


Liverpool | FACT

Artists’ Moving Image: Alien Body, Human Dreams + Discussion
Tuesday 21 November, 18:30

Presented in partnership with Homotopia Festival and Liverpool ESEA Network


Belfast | Queen’s Film Theatre (QFT)

What Happened to the Wolf?
Sunday 19 November, 14:30

Peafowl + Intro
Saturday 25 November, 18:00

Rebels of the Neon God + Intro
Sunday 26 November, 12:30


Leeds | Hyde Park Picture House

Rebels of the Neon God
Sunday 26 November, 14:30

Home Ground
Friday 8 December, 18:00


Edinburgh | Summerhall

Community Networking
Tuesday 28 November, 19:00

Rebels of the Neon God + Intro
Wednesday 29 November, 19:15

The Love Eterne
Thursday 30 November, 19:15

Shorts: All About My Mother
Friday 1 December, 19:15

Bad Women of China + Online Q&A
Saturday 2 December, 13:30