Photograph by Ben Hopper
I’m delighted to announce that Somos Art House in Berlin will be exhibiting the poetic film collection Church & Other Dirty Words on the 14th December 2018. Followed by talks with myself, cinematographer Jayden Robinson and performers Charlie Knight, Danny Polaris and Joseph Connolly.
Taken from SomoS website:
“For the third edition of the Cinema Conversación LGBTQ* series of screenings/artist’s talks, taking place December 14th 2018, SomoS presents the cinematic poem Church & Other Dirty Words by Sian Williams: A queer-feminist take on adapting Brad Cohen’s queer poetry to the screen.
Cinema Conversación brings the audience in direct dialogue with artists and filmmakers, thus creating a platform where thoughts and experiences can be shared freely and where the usual separation between spectator and artist is lifted.
The program series deliberately focuses on LGBTQ* experiences and facilitates an ongoing discussion about feelings, desires, issues, goals, and social, political, and artistic positions of LGBTQ* individuals and communities. Besides the thematic focus, Cinema Conversación is also a platform to challenge and question the rigid boundaries of film and cinema, to expand on the idea of what the cinematic arts could mean, and to experiment with the wide range of genres and artistic practices involved in moving image-based productions.
The glorious Tayah Ettienne in my new film Lady Liberty (previously known as Precisionism).
Out early 2019.
Cinematography by Jayden Robinson
Written by James Neale Hunter
Directed by Sian Alexandra Williams
Produced by Cecily Mitchell & Jon Parry
Directed by Jayden Robinson & Sian Williams, Anonymous Bodies is an ongoing series regarding peoples own perceptions on their bodies.
Sound by Matthew Williams
Delighted to announce that Girl Under You (2017) has been chosen to be part of Fringe! Queer Arts & Film Festival 2018! In the festivals F.O.C.K: FABULOUS ORIFICES AND CONSENSUAL KINKS’ selection of shorts.
Fringe! has described Girl Under You as having ‘Sensual female connections, in the nebula of desire and connection.’
The Screening will take place in Hackney House on the 17th of November, followed by a Q&A by myself, Brad Cohen and Victoria Matthews.
I have also made a mini ‘spin off’ / trailer for Girl Under You, with some unseen footage & Directors statement on some of the thought behind the film. It’s called The Toxicity of the word ‘lesbian’ and can be viewed on youtube here.