HOMO HUMOUR : Comedy & subversion in LGBTQ+ film & artist moving image
Join us for a screening of short films to mark LGBTQ+ History Month, followed by a Q&A of the showreel curators Lee Campbell and Deborah Espect.
The showreels include films originally made by Ernesto Sarezale, Jordan McKenzie and many more, on the themes of homosexual life and comedy.
Running times :
7pm : Doors open
7.15 : Showreel from Deborah Espect (30 mins)
7.45 : Break
7.50 : Homo Humour from Lee Campbell (40 mins)
8.30pm : Q&A
9pm : Drinks / networking / farewells
This event explores the history of comedy as a queer identity defence, a means of expression and storytelling and the subversive and surprising ways that humour can be used on screen. Homo Humour responds to the growing interest in LGBTQ+ folk using film and moving image to tell their stories by focusing purely on humour.
Whilst the concept of humour helping LGBTQ+ people is an interesting (and vital) world to explore, this event seeks to also engage wider groups of artists, academics and students interested in film and/or the study of humour. We also invite health/inclusion/wellbeing practitioners who are interested in how comedic storytelling may encourage people’s understanding of LGBTQ+ communities.
About the curators :
Lee Campbell of POW! Play on Words, The Bridge House Theatre, London
Deborah Espect of FilmPride, Brighton & Hove Pride’s official LGBTQ+ film festival.
About Homo Humour :
Homo Humour, curated by Lee, was first presented at Edgezones gallery in Miami in January 2020 and then at Sardinia Pride/Queeresima in June 2020 bringing together emerging and established gay male artists/independent filmmakers for the first time from all over the world. Now, Lee has invited Deborah to show the funny side of lesbianism in this special edition of the project.