LGBT film day
T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness: Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s
Sunday 16 February,
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Free, booking essential
Phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Ticket Desk in Great Court
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Queer Blues Divas of the 1920s, is part of a day of films exploring the theme of music in the context of LGBT cinema.
Director Robert Philipson says: 'Blues divas such as Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey and Alberta Hunter created and promoted a working class vision of blues life that provided an alternative to the Victorian gentility of middle class manners. In their lives and music, blues women presented themselves as strong, independent women who lived hard lives and were unapologetic about their unconventional choices in clothes, recreational activities and bed partners. Blues singers disseminated a Black feminism that celebrated emotional resilience and sexual pleasure, no matter the source.'
29 mins, Cert. TBC
In partnership with Camden LGBT Forum.