Birmingham’s Queer film festival CineQ has announced the 2020 line-up with a focus on QTIPOC (Queer, Trans and Intersex People of Colour) films and perspectives.
Running from March 26-29, Birmingham venues will be filled with films, parties, panels and discussions from a variety of perspectives.
The festival opens with Portrait of Jason, the avant-guarde 1967 documentary about Jason Holiday – one of the earliest examples of a proudly gay black man on screen. The screening will be followed by the recording of a special episode of Josh Rivers’ Busy Being Black podcast.
One of the weekend’s highlights will likely be CineQxGU Tongues United, celebrating the life and work of American filmmaker, poet and gay activist Marlon T Riggs. The event includes a screening of the revolutionary black gay film Tongues United accompanied a uniquely intimate dining experience.
Also over the weekend, director Graham Kolbeins will take part in a Q&A (via Skype) following a screening of his documentary Queer Japan (★★★★1/2) and there will be a Filmmakers Brunch with BIFA-nominated writer/director Paris Zarcilla.
The festival also features Hong Khaou’s beautiful Monsoon (staring Henry Golding – read our ★★★★ review), South Korean lesbian thriller Girl at my Door, the trans documentary Call Her Ganda, Swedish animated rom-com Top 3, a screening of the 90s lesbian classic The Watermelon Woman and Happy Endings, a curated selection of joyous, positive LGBTQIA+ short films.
For more details and to purchase tickets to events and screenings head to the CineQ website. And follow CineQ on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.