No Shadow Between the Thighs: A Ridykeulous Triple Bill - Inspirers, conspirators and collaborators of Ridykeulous

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No Shadow Between the Thighs: A Ridykeulous Film Programme

A delicious meander through classic, cult and unknown films of Queer Cinema

This season of The Screen we conspired with our exhibiting artist-curators Ridykeulous (Nicole Eisenman & A.L. Steiner, with Sam Roeck) to deliver a selection of art house queer film.

To accompany our current exhibition, Ridykes’ Cavern of Fine Inverted Wines and Deviant Videos which features a broad selection of short moving image works, we conceived some films intended to be viewed full length in a cinema setting. From an expansive list across 1970s’s exploitation, Queer New Wave and contemporary cinema, we chose a selection of artist's moving image, feature films, shorts, fiction, documentary and experimental titles presented in four chapters that represent a slice of lesser-known queer cinema. Films that inspired and excited the Ridykes and filmmakers that have influenced them, collaborated with them or who they just think are "kind of cool".

Part Three. Cool For You: A Ridykeulous Triple Bill
Inspirers, conspirators and collaborators of Ridykeulous

18+ screening. Tickets £6

THE TRIP, Eileen Myles, 17 mins, (2019)

Poet Eileen Myles cruises through Texas, chatting with her passengers: a dog… and some puppets. Myles’ charming trip is an homage to the counter-culture tradition of the road movie, whilst lightly poking fun at it. Irresistibly fun and self-aware, with charmingly lo-fi visuals and lyrical, witty storytelling.

THE NAGEL INCIDENT, Steve Hall & Cathee Wilkins (2002) 16 min

A zippy, camp film that has airs of John Waters. A bizarre whirlwind of aerobics, kidnap, hairspray, cocaine, and a fragrance called Abduction!

COMMUNITY ACTION CENTER A.K. Burns + A.L. Steiner (2010) 69 mins

Ridykeulous’ own A.L Steiner directs this exploration of a community, sex, and art, in which warm bodies of varying gender identities intertwine. With a star turn from artist A.K. Burns, this groundbreaking film is sexy and playful, and always political. Whilst some of its themes are now the norm in mainstream contemporary culture, Community Action Center laid much of the groundwork for today’s conversations. This is a film that welcomes us to sit in a space of erotic communion that's radical, expressive, and at times familial.

Note: contains explicit nudity and sexual acts.

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