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QFF X Brisbane Queer Film Festival: 'The Burning Ones'

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Institute of Modern Art

Ground Floor, Judith Wright Centre

420 Brunswick Street

Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

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Join us for a free screening of queer experimental classics, with an arc towards psycho-sexual liberation, presented in partnership with Queensland Film Festival and Brisbane Queer Film Festival. The screening will be introduced by Mark Cutler from the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, University of Queensland.

See these rare 16mm prints courtesy of the NFSA. Please note: this screening is 18+.

Find out more on the IMA website here.

Un Chant D’amour | Jean Genet 1950 | 26 minutes

Set in a prison wing housing convicted murderers in solitary confinement, the action shifts from individual cells to the minds of the prisoners and the guard-voyeur.

Swain | Gregory Markopoulous 1950 | 20 minutes

An exploration of a subconscious rejection of the stereotyped masculine role. The isolated protagonist moves on a trance-like journey of poetic action toward a climactic scene of self-realisation.

Flaming Creatures | Jack Smith 1963 | 43 minutes

Inspired by the films of Hollywood Z movie queen Maria Montez, and Josef von Sternberg with Dietrich, this dream-like evocation of a mythological Hollywood is a comedy set in a haunted Hollywood studio. Flaming Creatures is comprised of ten scenes of uncertain polymorphous perverse sex—a key work of the American avant garde and queer cinema.

Pictured: Un Chant D’amour

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