Queer East Festival 2024
17 — 28 April
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Queer East - 17 to 28 April 2024
Steamy Intimacies: A Queer East Sauna Experience
US, 2016, 2020

Curated by
April Lin 林森 and Jeng Au
Running time
180 mins

Join us for a special screening at Hackney Wick Community Sauna Baths, with a double bill of short film Who Can Predict What Will Move You (2020) followed by Spa Night (2016). These two films both showcase nascent queer intimacy and sexuality emerging through water, fluids, and gloopiness. In Who Can Predict What Will Move You, we accompany two boys on their last night together in Brooklyn. In Spa Night, we follow a closeted teenager beginning his part-time job at a Korean spa in Los Angeles.  

After the screening, you can let off some steam in the saunas, or cool yourself down in the plunge pools! The event will be catered by juk san, who will be serving congee, sweet soup, and fried dough sticks.  

A ticket gives you all-inclusive access to the film screening, dinner, and the saunas.

We also offer an optional massage service. Massage therapist Nat (@byhand.ldn) will be offering 4 x 20-minute massage and acupressure slots. Email [email protected] to book a slot for £20.

Total runtime: 180min

Who Can Predict What Will Move You 

Two boys spend one last night together in Brooklyn. 

Livia Huang | US | 2020 | 9min

Spa Night 

Los Angeles’ Korean spas serve as meeting place and bridge between past and future for generations of immigrant families; Spa Night explores one Korean-American family’s dreams and realities as each family member struggles with the overlap of personal desire, disillusionment and sense of tradition.  

Andrew Ahn | US | 2016 | 96min



Mon 22 April, 6:00 PM
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