Nights In: Screening and Q&A with Joseph Wilson
Wednesday 19 July 2023, 7-8PM
Date: Wednesday 19th July 2023
Doors: 6:30 pm
Event: 7:00- 8:00 pm
Location: Lighthouse, Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ
Tickets: Pay-as-you-feel, Booking Required.
Join us at Lighthouse for a cosy night in with popcorn, hot chocolates, and an exclusive short screening and Q&A with filmmaker Joseph Wilson.
We will be showcasing Wilson’s striking new short I Can See the Sun But I Can’t Feel It Yet (2023) following the experiences of five young queer people undergoing conversion therapy at a nightmarish clinic. Plans for a trans inclusive ban on conversion therapy were announced by the English government as recently as January 2023, but it is currently still legal in the UK. Wilson’s film explores the power and resilience of queer love in the face of these oppressive practices.
Joseph Wilson will be joining us for a conversational Q&A following the screening where we will discuss the themes of his works and his journey into filmmaking.
Whether you’re a film lover, a horror fan, or just looking for a relaxed night in with a group of like-minded people, this event is open to everyone.
Image credit: Ro Murphy
Scenes and language that viewers may find potentially upsetting. Sexually explicit images and recreations of conversion therapy experiences. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
I Can See the Sun But I Can’t Feel It Yet (2023) | 20 mins
A nightmare in reverie: five young queer people are admitted into a clinic to undergo conversion therapy. Enduring several different and harrowing methods to change their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, the sterile space of abject trauma struggles to suppress the abundance and beauty of queer love. Striking images burst through like a new Un chant d’amour (1975).
About the artist
Joseph Wilson is a queer artist and drag performer, living amongst the eclectic East London community. His work explores LGBTQ+ narratives, taking inspiration from his own lived experiences as well as documenting the people and places around him, amplifying their voices and celebrating their stories through his art.
- The Digital Lounge is in the basement of the Lighthouse building accessible via a lift. There is a maximum of two wheelchairs allowed in the Digital Lounge at any given time. The lift holds a maximum weight of 300kg.
- There are accessible toilets next to the space.
- The Lighthouse venue is wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility at Lighthouse here: https://lighthouse.org.uk/concessions-accessibility
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