Glitch! Rewind. Then we... (18*) + Intro

Wednesday, April 24, 2024 Barbican Cinemas Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS

A glitch concerns us and surprises us. It makes us pause, rewind, and (re)view the experience again and again. With a pre pre-recorded introduction from the curators Hsieh I-Hsuan and Chen Huei-Yin.

The films in this programme transport us to the universe of the pirate distribution of Taiwanese opera, explore the erotic love between a ghost and a woman, postpone unfinished love stories until the year 2030, traverse the Castro Theatre and Fassbinder's classic Querelle, and witness a drag king performance portraying a soul that has never felt included. 

These are the moments when marginal film viewing culture affirms the cinema-going experience. These narratives also reimagine worlds where the lives of the undocumented, the jobless, and the borderless could love freely, be grounded, and feel at home. 

Together these queer images, bodies, temporalities, and border crossings on screen reassemble our projections of desire onto the past, present, and future.