Rebel Dykes

BBFC Ratingf-rated FilmRebel Dykes

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DirectorHarri Shanahan, Siân Williams
Running Time1HR 32MINS
SeasonMain Programme

A heady mash-up of animation, archive footage and interviews tells the story of a radical scene: squatters, BDSM nightclubs, anti-Thatcher rallies, protests demanding action around AIDS and the fierce ties of chosen family.

One of the most fun and exhilarating films you’ll see this year, Rebel Dykes follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp in the 1980s and went on to become artists, performers, musicians and activists in London, giving an extraordinarily privileged glimpse into a bygone world, told by those who not only lived out their politics with heartfelt conviction but lived to tell the tale.

The screening on Monday 29 November will feature a short introduction from QUB Pride, in partnership with LUMI and Reclaim the Frame. Reclaim The Frame is a mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to widen and enrich cinema’s perspective of the world, run by charity Birds’ Eye View, and backed by the BFI’s Audience Fund.

"[A] riotous look back at an underground 1980s movement which ‘terrified straight mainstream society’" - Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

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