Director: Harri Shanahan, Siân A. Williams
United Kingdom / 2021 / 92 mins / Documentary, Butch, Lesbian, Transgender, Feminism, Activism,Biography, History, BDSM, AIDS, Trauma, Violence
15 / 9 / 2021 (Wed) 19:50 – PALACE ifc
24 / 9 / 2021 (Fri) 19:45 – Broadway Cinematheque
25 / 9 / 2021 (Sat) 15:00 – Broadway Cinematheque
* Asian Premiere
Official Selection: 2021 BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival, 2021 Frameline San Francisco LGBTQ Film Festival 2021/2021 Melbourne Queer Film Festival
A brash and outrageous documentary giving a glimpse of the ass-kicking dyke scene of 1980s London. Told through interviews, vintage footage, photography and animation, Rebel Dykes tells the hitherto unheard story of the multi-racial community of dykes who discovered each other through their art, music, politics and sex, and created a vibrant underground scene amid ant-Thatcher rallies, BDSM clubs and AIDS protests. This extraordinary film captures these bold non-conformists who disrupted, inspired and lived to tell the tale.