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As a tribute to all queer classics, SHQFF screens Lan Yu, one of the most significant films of its kind in Chinese cinema -- a gay-themed Hong Kong-Chinese film, set in Beijing, China, by Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan in 2001. No entry fee. Starts 7pm.
The SQFF screens the movie Tales of the Lost Boys. "Two young men, who feel like they've lost themselves, give each other support. And through the process of exploration develop true emotions towards each other. Two young men, with completely different experiences and backgrounds, aspire to find the same thing: a sense of identity, regardless of sexual orientation."
After Screening Talk: Mx. Jayson Pilapil Jacobo, professor at the Ateneo de Manila University and Ms. Celina Hung, Assistant Professor of Literature at NYU Shanghai will be joining for the after screening talk. Mx. Jayson Pilapil Jacobo is a member of the Film Desk of the Young Critics Circle of the Philippines and co-founding editor of Queer Southeast Asia: A Literary Journal of Transgressive Art. Ms. Celina Hung’s study focuses on Chinese migrant and diasporic networks and gender and sexuality studies.
SHQFF Lesbian Night kicks off with "women eager for beautiful emotion". They're screening Starting Over -- "The unique persistence and quest for love by women, is communicated through the exquisite and agonizing story." After the film, Roxie will hosts the after-party with a free shot for everyone and music from DJ iKu iKu.
SHQFF partners up with KASHISH Mumbai Intentional Queer Film Festival to presents you the best of Indian Queer Films, including Breaking Free. They will screen one feature film and five short films at the event, with food and drinks on the open air rooftop. Beers will also be provided by SHQFF’s Gold Sponsor Kronenbourg1664. Don’t let dinner plans get in the way! No RSVP required. Starts 6pm.
For the last film, the SQFF screens the movie The Ornithologist. "Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plunges into an eerie and dark forest, trying to get back on his track." After screening, they'll have a Q&A with Director João Pedro Rodrigues and Producer João Rui Guerra da Mata. RSVP required. Starts 6pm.