6:30pm Wednesday 7 March 2018
The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ
Criminal Queers, directed by Eric A. Stanley and Chris E. Vargas (USA, 2015, 63 min) visualises a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex and toward a world without walls. Remembering that prison breaks are both a theoretical and material practice of freedom, this film imagines what spaces might be opened up if crowbars, wigs, and metal files become tools for transformation. Follow Yoshi, Joy, Susan and Lucy as they fiercely read everything from the Human Rights Campaign and hate crimes legislation to the non-profitisation of social movements.
Image credit: Still from Criminal Queers, Courtesy of Eric A. Stanley and Chris E. Vargas (USA, 2015).