Bilbao BBK Live, The xx and Zinegoak team up for film programming and more at Night + Day Bilbao
BBK Live, The xx and Zinegoak team up to offer a curated film programme focussed on the youth and their sexual identity and orientation through urban and contemporary stories.
From July 7th to 9th Bilborock will show 4 screenings as part of The xx’s Night + Day Bilbao event that brings the band to the city ahead of their headline performance for BBK Live. The selection includes 3 films, one documentary and 2 shorts.
“We couldn’t have dreamt of a better partner than Zinegoak to help us curate the films for Night + Day Bilbao. Their film festival takes place in Bilbao each Winter and features the best of LGBTQ cinema.”
The xx were excited about the idea that the cinema would take place at this deconsecrated church, turned into one of the most popular arts centre’s in Bilbao, and also an important space for new bands in the city.
The film festival aims to show a contemporary and very young vision of the personal experiences and the social circumstances that build identity and allow people to explore sexual orientation in different ways; sometimes free and others more troubled.
Beach Rats (Eliza Hittman)
Eliza Hittman’s Sundance award-winning film was also one 2017’s most praised indie films. It is a powerful portrait of the complex construction of masculinity and the sexual identity of a teenager living on the outskirts of Brooklyn, NY.
Coby (Christian Sonderegger)
This feature looks at a young transgender YouTuber in the American Midwest, and how their transformation disrupts the lives of all who love them. A physical and emotional journey for Coby and her family. A real treasure which recently premiered in France and is receiving fantastic reviews.
Postcards from London (Steve McLean)
Recently premiered at the FLARE Film Festival in London, this shows the life of a gang of male escorts in the Soho and a young newcomer, who soon becomes one of the most coveted boys in town thanks to the ethereal beauty of his body, the perfect canvas for the gang’s fantasies.
Girlhood (Céline Sciamma)
Centered on a group of black girls who live in a tough neighborhood on the outskirts of Paris, they reveal themselves as fighters in their own way against a society trying to force them into a machine which they reject. The director has an incredible ability to make the viewer feel involved in the characters and their lives with the strength of their story. A highly recommended experience!
Shorts Harding & His Camera by Rob Eagle and Mai by Marta González are included in the programming as well.
Tickets are on sale now via: http://xxe.ht/bdn-amenic