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Rebel Dykes

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

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UK 2021
Dirs Harri Shanahan, Siân A Williams
Certificate tbc

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.

All screenings will have Audio Description available.

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.

BFI Flare