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Queer Boys and Girls on the Shinkansen (20th Anniversary)
Institute of Contemporary Arts

This omnibus film began as a community project in 2004, and this special screening celebrates its 20th anniversary. Queer Boys and Girls on the Shinkansen brought together a diverse group of eleven people – filmmakers, photographers, manga artists, drag queens, dancers, poets, and art directors – who were each asked to produce a 5-minute short on gay and lesbian themes. The result: a queer film, by queer filmmakers, for a queer audience, incorporating drama, experimental film, and animation. Whether you feel nostalgic about those days, or were just a baby back then, the films take you on a train journey through a landscape of collective memories and shared experience.

#00 Opening Act
#01 Parallel Contact | dir. Hasegawa Kenjiro
#02 I Hum, and She’s Dashing When She Walks | dir. iri
#03 KEY | dir. Kang Yen-Nien
#04 wrap! rap! -10cs3- | dir. woolala Satoko
#05 The Untitled Slide Show | dir. Hata Tomoaki
#06 JUICY! | dir. JohnJ♥
#07 Techniques for Deadly Blows in 199X | dir. Takasaki Keiichi
#08 machi27 | dir. Hirai Yuko
#09 I Want You to Kiss Me | dir. Imaizumi Koichi
#10 One Brilliant Moment | dir. Taguchi Hiroki
#11 Bye-Bye ‘Over the Rainbow’ | dir. Akira the Hustler
#12 Closing Act
This screening is presented jointly by London LGBTQ+ Community Centre and Queer East. With thanks to habakari-cinema+records.
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06:30 pm
Thu, 25 Jul 2024
Cinema 1

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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