A Queer Film Fest with the B in?
SQIFF (Scottish Queer International Film Festival) is in full flow this month and unlike many ‘queer’ film programmes, this one hasn’t forgotten the “B”.
The /bisexual section of their programme includes several screenings around Scotland of “Don’t Look At Me That Way” the Edinburgh date of which (23rd) is followed by a discussion to celebrate Bi Visibility Day on bi representation with Jacob Engelberg, programmer of Brighton-based queer film strand, Eyes Wide Open Cinema, and academic Maria Pramaggiore.
The film is shown without a talk on the 22nd in Dundee, the 23rd in Aberdeen, and 24th in Glasgow.
There’s also a talk in Glasgow on 30th, “Looking Awry: Representing Bisexual Desires On Screen”.
The film “Don’t Look At Me That Way” is summarised in their festival programme as “Hedi is the new neighbour of Iva, who is raising her daughter Sophia by herself. The two women start a relationship and Iva is desperately in love. However, when Iva’s estranged father appears, Hedi is strongly attracted to him.” – so already one bit of problematic bi representation for that Glasgow talk there!