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SQIFF 2019 We Are Parable presents: Dirty Computer: An Emotion Picture by Janelle Monae

Sun 6 October 2019

Dirty Computer

As part of their season “The Art of the Black Visual Album” We Are Parable partner with SQIFF to present a special screening of Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer visual album or, as she calls it, “emotion picture.” Set in a dystopian nightmare, Jane 57821 (played by Monae) is being subjected to having her memories removed or “cleaned,” ones that mainly involve her relationship with Zen (Tessa Thompson). As the removal of her thoughts and feelings takes place, we’re taken on a journey to find out who Jane really is, with her emotions displayed as songs from Dirty Computer.

Preceded by our Closing Night speeches and awards. After the screening, we invite you to attend a listening party where we’ll be playing Dirty Computer in its entirety with additional music from artists who have inspired Monae. This screening is part of the BFI Musicals nationwide season.

Accessibility information for this event

Ticket Costs
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Captioning, Interpretation & Large Print
Film has English audio with English language subtitles/captions. BSL interpretation for introduction. Hearing loop available. Film is relatively accessible to English-speaking blind and partially sighted audiences - there is a lot of visual storytelling but a reasonable amount of explanatory dialogue and lots of song lyrics. Large print versions of handouts available.

Building Access
CCA has good access for wheelchair users, gender neutral toilets, and welcomes assistance animals. See the CCA Accessibility Guide for more information. A quiet space and programme content notes will be available. Comfy seating (bean bags) are available. If you would like to reserve this, please contact

Travel Assistance
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Event Collection

Part of SQIFF 2019 #




7.45pm, Free/£1/£3/£5/£7 + £1 booking fee, Theatre
12+ / F-rated
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