ZIENEMA X QUEER PRIDE GRONINGENTuesday 7 June
Harri Shanahan & Siân A. Williams, UK 2021
For Queer Pride Groningen 2022, VERA Zienema is collaborating by screening ‘Rebel Dykes’, a radical documentary about the explosion that happened when punk met feminism, told through the lives of a gang of lesbians in the riotous London of the 1980s.
“Rebel Dykes arrives in all its ass-kicking, leather-wearing glory. The film follows a tight-knit group of friends who met at Greenham Common peace camp and went on to become artists, performers, musicians, and activists in London. A heady mash-up of animation, archive footage, and interviews tells the story of a radical scene: squatters, BDSM nightclubs, anti-Thatcher rallies, protests demanding action around AIDS, and the fierce ties of chosen family. This is an extraordinarily privileged glimpse into a bygone world by those who not only lived out their politics with heartfelt conviction but lived to tell the tale.” – Jay Bernard, programmer of BFI Flare 2021
VERA Zienema is wheelchair accessible: call at front entrance and someone will pick you up and take you through the back entrance to avoid the steps.