Screening Rights Film Festival Documentary Screening


WHEN: Sunday 18th September
TIME: 8pm screening, followed by a Drinks Reception.
WHERE: mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park
Birmingham LGBT are delighted to be supporting the closing film of this year’s Screening Rights Film Festival. Join us for the final screening of this year’s festival at mac birmingham for the critically acclaimed Canadian Documentary ‘Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things’. The screening will be followed by a drinks reception. Information about the film can be found below:


Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things (Directed by Mark Kenneth Woods, Michael Yerxa – 2016)

Rating: No official rating (15 was suggested by directors)
Duration: 71 min
Language: English, Inuktitut, English subtitles.
Synopsis: As a small group in Nunavut, Canada prepare for a seminal LGBTQ Pride celebration in the Arctic, the film explores how colonization and religion have shamed and erased traditional Inuit beliefs about sexuality and family structure and how, 60 years later, a new generation of Inuit are actively ‘unshaming’ their past.

“The camera takes us right into the hearts and homes of those who courageously grapple with the complexity of their identity on a daily basis. These people tell their stories with a vulnerability that can only stem from incredible strength. Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things dispels all of the homophobic myths and stereotypes about “gay Eskimos” and replaces them with images of LGBTQ Inuit not just surviving, but having fun, making out, and living it up.”

Nish Israni from

“The resulting film provides a both a handy guide to the Canada’s colonization of the north and its continuing effect of the Inuit. But despite its dark underpinnings, Two Soft Things provides a surprising portrait of our country’s northern-most queer population; a small but resolutely optimistic group committed to making change, one small step at a time. ”

Chris Dupuis from

Screening Rights is a new venture by Michele Aaron and John Horne at the University of Birmingham. Screening Rights aims to be a space to inspire and develop debates on the relationships between film, vulnerability, human adversity, and social action

Tickets are available at £7 (5) directly from mac Birmingham, click here for more details and to book.

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