Published: 12/11/2015 10:10 - Updated: 12/11/2015 10:48

Girl meets girl as film season marks Equal Marriage Act anniversary

Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon are lovers in noir drama 'Bound'.
Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon are lovers in noir drama 'Bound'.

A SEASON of films at Eden Court this winter will show love is not always about boy meets girl.

Eden Court’s upcoming Queer Women In Love season, which runs from Monday 16th November, is part of a nation wide series programmed by the Scottish Queer International Film Festival as part of the British Film Institute’s nationwide LOVE season celebrating audiences’ enduring love affair with big screen romance.

Queer Women In Love is a hand-picked selection of films made by and about lesbian, bi and queer women including Bound (30th November), the lesbian noir movie from the creators of The Matrix, and the vibrant, urban Stud Life (9th December).

The season will also host a special "I Do?" screening of road movie Cloudburst on 16th December, part of a Scotland-wide moment to mark a year since the Equal Marriage Act was passed.

Queer Women in Love at Eden Court

Monday 16th November, 6pm

The Wedding Song & Fingers

Set in Nazi-occupied Tunisia, the lives of two women — Jewish Myriam and Muslim Nour — are forever changed by the spread of anti-semitism. Screening with short Fingers.

Tuesday 24th November, 8.30pm

Desert Hearts & Dyketactics

Romantic drama set in 1950s Reno as a New York professor (Helen Shaver) divorces her husband and embarks on a passionate affair with another woman (Patricia Charbonneau). Screening with Barbara Hammer’s experimental short Dyketactics.

Monday 30th November, 8.30pm

Bound & Goodnight My Love

The Wachowski’s lesbian heist movie is a whip-smart and sexy treat, with Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilley channelling smart-talking noir anti-hero and femme fatale moll respectively. Screening with short Goodnight My Love.

Wednesday 9th December, 8.15pm

Stud Life & Janine

In a film by radical filmmaker campbell X, JJ, works as a wedding photographer with Seb, a gay man who is her best friend. After JJ falls in love with a gorgeous diva, her friendship with Seb becomes strained, and she may be forced to choose between Seb and her lover. Screening with short Janine.

Wednesday 16th December, 8.30pm

Cloudburst

Brenda Fricker and Olympia Dukakis star in a life-affirming road movie as a longterm couple flee their nursing home to get married in camera. Part of a season of films to mark a year since the passing of the Equal Marriage Act in Scotland.

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