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Rebel Dykes

Witness UK post-punk dyke culture, told by those who lived it.

Image from Rebel Dykes

UK 2021
Dirs Harri Shanahan, Siân A Williams
Certificate 18

A brilliant and refreshing story of UK post-punk dyke culture, told by those who lived it. After a rabble-rousing preview at BFI Flare this year, Rebel Dykes returns 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 including: squatters; BDSM nightclubs; anti-Thatcher rallies; protests demanding action around AIDS, and the fierce ties of chosen family. This is an extraordinary and 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 BFI Flare

See our Q&A on Friday 26 November 18:20 NFT1.

There is an unresolvable technical problem with the Audio Description file for this film so unfortunately it will not be available at any screening.

These screenings will be presented with subtitles for the D/deaf and people experiencing hearing loss: Saturday 27 November 12:40 NFT2, Monday 29 November 18:30 Studio.

The screening on Fri 26 Nov 20:40 is now cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment. Ticket-holders will be contacted by the Box Office for a special ticket offer.

BFI Flare