Scene 1 Tue, Apr 24, 2018 6:00 PM
Event Info
Dialogue:post-screening discussion presented by Bijou Board
Series Info
Series:Bijou Film Forum
Film Info
Runtime:71 minutes
Director:Daisy Asquith
Year Released:2017
Production Country:UK


Part of Bijou Film Forum series. FREE for UI students (present student ID at box office) and $6.50 for the general public.

Followed by post-screening discussion with Christopher-Rasheem McMillan (University of Iowa Assistant Professor of Dance and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies); Elizabeth Riordan (graduate research assistnat for the UI School of Library and Information Sciences); Dalina Perdomo (UI Cinematic Arts graduate student) and Nolan Peterson (Iowa City Pride board member).

"Raiding the archives to piece together a century of gay experiences, Daisy Asquith's labour of love Queerama is both a heartening celebration of progress and a cautionary reminder of all the broken lives and lonely hearts trampled along the way." - Screen Daily

Composed entirely of excerpts from the British Film Institute archive, Queerama tells the extraordinary story of the development of attitudes to homosexuality in the UK. It uses half a century of British legislation on homosexuality (from the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 to the Alan Turing Act of 2017) as its leitmotif. Chronologically, we see the fears, longings, relationships and oppression of gay men and women, and how they have been portrayed in film and on TV, both in fiction and documentary - from sterotypes to frank interviews. A luscious soundtrack with music by John Grant, Goldfrapp and Hercules & Love Affair not only complements the smoothly edited footage, but also adds its own powerful emotional charge.