Lactasia | dir. Val Phoenix | United Kingdom 2023 | 46’
Mortician Jenn finds herself embroiled in a flesh-eating zombie apocalypse brought forth by an evil cosmetic concoction. She’ll need to call on all the sapphic science brains – to stop the carnage of drag queens and innocent goths quick!

Literally years in the making, this hilarious camp horror of good versus gay ghouls, from iconic London DIY filmmaker Val Phoenix, will have you squealing!

Spell for A Queer Home | dir. Amanda Madden | USA 2023 | 40′
Director Amanda Madden offers this spacious and beautifully made film as “a spell to conjure a sense of queer home for myself, my community and the collective – to know that we are enough, that we were never meant to do this alone, that queer home is possible, radical, and happening”. Madden and their queer kin evoke magic through poetry, music and movement to celebrate home, ecologies, art and love.

This screening is introduced by Chlamydia Jones, and followed by a Q&A with director Val Phoenix and members of the cast + crew. This screening has closed captions, but unfortunately the Q&A after the screening will not be captioned.

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This is a relaxed screening, which means it’s ok to arrive late, move around, make noise, or leave the screening and come back if you need to.

Mask wearing as an act of solidarity

At this screening Fringe! are encouraging mask wearing as an act of solidarity. They want to make immunocompromised people feel comfortable and are prioritising that for this screening. Fringe! have also reduced capacity so people can be distanced during the screening.

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