Dear femmes and friends des femmes
Forget the festive season! It's all about New Year. It's definitely the time of year to tuck up in the cinema with friends. So why not join us on January 13th at the Horse Hospital to take advantage of a rare UK screening of Mia Engberg's Dirty Diaries? The screening is our contribution to the wonderful London Short Film Festival.
Here's some information about the film. We hope to see you there and hope you're all fine and dandy,
Sarah and Selina
Swedish filmmaker/producer Mia Engberg portrays people living on the outskirts of society: skinheads; transsexuals; punk kids. In 2001, she was at the centre of international festival interest with her first Swedish lesbian erotic film Selma & Sofie, which was made by an all female crew.
Her newest project, Dirty Diaries, is a diverse collection of twelve queer feminist porn shorts. With the help of the Swedish Film Institute, Engberg commissioned twelve filmmakers to create erotic films – the way they like it. On their release in 2009, the films gained notoriety, especially because the project was publicly funded. The shorts oscillate between soft and hardcore, queer and hetero, and creatively play with porno stereotypes.
So what do women want and what does feminist porn made by women look like? Engberg and her friends show us their films – their lives celebrating, investigating and playing with (as Caitlin Moran writes in her recent book How To Be A Woman) ‘free-range’ porn.
Friday 13 January: 19:30 The Horse Hospital