Nov 17, 4-5.30pm, Cinema
Dir. Cheryl Dunye
Presented in partnership with SQIFF.
Two OWL (older, wiser lesbian) couples accidentally kill a younger woman and hide the body but their dark secret comes back to haunt them in Cheryl Dunye’s experimental, collaborative movie, The Owls. Featuring Dunye’s trademark, self-reflexive style where both characters and actors create video diaries adjacent to the main narrative, The Owls also attempted collective filmmaking with cast and crew encouraged to pitch in ideas.
Those involved form a roll call of lesbian film excellence with Guinevere Turner, Lisa Gornick, V.S. Brodie, and Dunye playing the ageing, bitter queers, and Sarah Schulman, Alex Juhasz, and Campbell X amongst others working behind the scenes. Dunye’s fourth feature film as director is an under-appreciated examination of lesbian culture and aesthetics with a good dose of crime movie genre fun thrown in.
The film will be introduced by SQIFF’s Helen Wright.
SQIFF 2018 takes place 5th to 9th December at CCA and other venues across Glasgow. For more information, go to www.sqiff.org.
Language and accessibility
Film in the English language with English language subtitles/captions for access.
A hearing loop is available.
Film relies to some extent on visual material to convey ideas but contains a lot of explanatory dialogue. Large print versions of handouts available.
Comfy seating (bean bags) available. If you would like to reserve this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.