Thu, 01 Feb|
the Charlotte Museum
FLICKS Film & TV Festival
To celebrate Auckland Pride Festival 2024 we are running a lesbian sapphic film and TV festival during February. Everyday we will be showing a mix awesome content across three screening areas.
Time & Location
01 Feb 2024, 10:00 pm – 02 Mar 2024, 4:00 pm
the Charlotte Museum, 1A Howe Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
About the event
The Charlotte Museum Te Whare Takatāpui-Wāhine o Aotearoa will be a hosting film festival featuring a marvellous and fascinating variety of lesbian sapphic movies, short films, TV shows, and documentaries.
To celebrate lesbian sapphic film and TV we will be looking back at some of the defining films and TV shows that represented and depicted our vibrant herstory and cultural heritage, as well as screening fresh content about our communities. We have turned the museum into several different screening areas - the exhibition space will become a mini theatre with a big screen and smaller viewing stations showing an awesome variety of content that will screen all day.
There will be a full schedule of content and screening times available on our website. And we will be taking requests! (please email us)
Traditionally LGBTIQ+/ Queer/ Rainbow+ film festivals belonged to a film culture that favoured alternative cinema over commercially driven mainstream film and TV. The festivals as events impacted us, as the audience in a way that differed significantly from a regular ‘night out at the movies’. It was powerful and identity-affirming to view rainbow+ counter-culture in public spheres, and festivals were often the only public space (especially per-internet) where we could see our own identities and culture, politics and history/ herstory/ their-story. And a significant part of film festivals was the liveness of the screening events due to the presence of our communities as audiences, filmmakers, and critics, which created a sense of belonging and supported the formation of community. Film Festivals provided opportunities for fringe content, alternative voices and a diverse viewpoint often censored out or judged ‘inappropriate’ for distribution to mainstream cinemas, reminding us that our history/ herstory/ their-story cannot be told in a linear, collective narrative.
Friday 2 February - Saturday 2nd March (free) Everyday during our open hours and on Thursday late nights for Pride we will be screening films, shorts, docos and TV programmes at several viewing stations. Please come along to enjoy the content in a relaxed, peaceful space.
Events scheduled to date: (will be updated)
Exhibit Opening event: Thursday 1st February 5.30-8pm (free)
Film Premiere: Saturday 24 February from 4pm (free) - includes the premiere of the film 'Out of the Closets' a short film created by the museum in 2021.
The Charlotte Museum is a safe and inclusive community space and all are welcome at anytime to visit.