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Sad Girl Cinema

Sat 30 September 2017

Sad Girl Cinema is an ongoing documentary film project exploring mental health narratives in screen culture created by queer writers Claire Biddles and Bethany Rose Lamont and designed by Maggie Webster. Sorted into three themes: therapy, the mental health ward, and tortured geniuses and tragic muses, SGC navigates a whole bunch of pop cultural clichés in film, television, and music videos. For SQIFF, SGC presents a selection of clips exploring these themes through a queer lens, plus a first look at the documentary and a panel discussion on the intersection of mental health and LGBTQ+ identity on screen.

In partnership with LGBT Health and Wellbeing.

Content note: discussion and depiction of mental health issues and therapy.

Film clips will be screened with English language subtitles, with BSL interpretation for the post-screening discussion. SQIFF 2017 tickets are priced on a sliding scale; please choose what to pay based on your circumstances. We ask that you be honest with yourself and your financial situation; we will not ask for any proof of your income. For more info on SQIFF's sliding ticket scale click here.

This film is F-rated. Films are given an F-rating if directed by women, written by women and/or present significant female characters on screen, in their own right. f-rated.org.