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  • Performance Hall - Calgary Public LIbrary 800 3 Street Southeast Calgary, AB, T2G 0E7 Canada (map)

DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION (World Premiere Frameline 2018) - 61m - Rated PG14

Directed by: Caroline Berler

Lesbians didn't always get to see themselves on screen. But between Stonewall, the feminist movement, and the experimental cinema of the 1970s, they built visibility, and transformed the social imagination about queerness. Filmmakers Barbara Hammer, Su Friedrich, Rose Troche, Cheryl Dunye, Yoruba Richen, Desiree Akhavan, Vicky Du, film critic B. Ruby Rich, Jenni Olson, and others share moving and often hilarious stories from their lives and discuss how they've expressed queer identity through film.  A history of queer cinema from the women who made it happen.

My Fuzzy Valentine- 5m 
Directed by: Ben Edelberg

Put the Playboy centrefold in the hands of a Dyke and she will make her into a monster.

A pulsating world of bug-eyed lesbian sasquatches and vaginal caves created from reclaimed textiles. Visual artist Allyson Mitchell’s shape shifting materials and colors explode off the screen on hand processed and scratched 16mm film.

Sponsored by Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers

Earlier Event: May 25
The Garden Left Behind
Later Event: May 25
Mr Gay Syria