This screening is part of Cinema in the City. FACT’s experiential film programme features the best of independent cinema screened in unexpected and unique locations. Ahead of each film screening, attendees are treated to a screening of short films from emerging filmmakers from across the North West.
Queendom follows the remarkable story of Gena Marvin, an artist from a small town in Russia who dresses in otherworldly costumes and protests on the streets of Moscow. She stages radical performances in public, which becomes a new form of art and activism and puts her life in danger. Director Agniia Galdanova’s stirring documentary spotlights how a trans performance artist can stand up to the Russian government, serving as “an urgent reminder that art can be dangerous”.
Attendees will be treated to short film Looking For Barbara (2021) directed by Helen Kilbride before the main feature begins.
Doors: 18:00. Screening: 19:00.