We reckon queer history is super important. Our community sometimes lacks for intergenerational connection, and this means a lot of queer knowledge hasn't been passed down as it otherwise should. Quite literally we've lost a lot of our queer elders, and with them a lot of our history.
The Queer History Series aims to bring us together, to learn and to share food. There'll be films, talks from invited speakers, and chances for discussion.
For this third iteration as part of Christchurch Pride, we'll gather at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū, share some kai and chat before the New Zealand premiere of Framing Agnes.
This documentary is inspired by never-before-seen case files from the 1950s. FRAMING AGNES replaces the environment of the gender clinic with the stage of the talk show to illuminate how meaning is made about trans and gender nonconforming people. Chase Joynt, the director, plays a fictional 1950s talk show host who questions six trans subjects, all of whom also reflect on the state of trans politics and representation in the cross-genre documentary.
Gather at the Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū from 3pm for a potluck afternoon tea before the screening starts at 3:30 - with time for snacks and chats afterwards, as well.
Our potluck motto is: Bring what you can - even if it's just yourself! Got the time, energy, and resources to go all out making a big dish? Please do! Only able to grab some snacks from the supermarket on the way in? Great! Can't bring anything? No worries at all - we'd rather you were here with us than missing out.
Accessibility info: we will endeavor to ensure the film is captioned (and will update accordingly), and the Christchurch Art Gallery is wheelchair accessible, and has an all-gender bathroom option.
Saturday 14th March, 3pm
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū