Flatpack Festival
Film for all the senses

Chinese Queers; Diasporic Dykes: Saving Face + Reality Fragment 160921

Saturday 11th May, 2024

The Mockingbird Cinema - Screen 1 | 17:45 - 19:45

Programmed by Yifan He

Alice Wu’s Saving Face screened at Sundance in 2005, the first mainstream Asian-American lesbian film and a beautiful, underappreciated rom com that navigates tensions between Queer identity and cultural heritage.

This screening, programmed by writer, curator and artist Yifan He, explores Chinese diasporic lesbian identity through film and shared resources. In addition to Saving Face, interdisciplinary artist April Lin 林森 will present the short film Reality Fragment 160921, a genre-defying mixture of docufiction, experimental narrative, and video art about two people curating their own universe.

You’ll be able to take home a zine by April and Yifan made for the screening, with insights about the films as well as a curated list of other films that represent East Asian lesbians and Queer people who experience misogyny.

Saving Face
Dir: Alice Wu
USA 2005
97 mins
Cert: 15

Reality Fragment 160921
Dir. Qigemu (April Lin and Jasmine Lin)
UK 2017
14 mins
Cert: 15*

Doors: 17:45
Screening starts: 18:00

Content warnings: Racism and racial slurs

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