Sunday, 16 June 2013

Short Cuts 1 - Re-Queering Australian Cinema

On the 7th of June 2013, The Yeah Sessions guest curated Short Cuts 1 - five talks delivered by film buffs at the Sydney Film Festival Hub theatrette. 

Our second speaker was Sophia Davidson Gluyas. She talked about 'Moving the pictures': Reading Buffy's queer tendencies, queer interpretations of Peter Weir's 'Picnic at Hanging Rock', and the direction she hopes Australian cinema might turn in how we read, counter-read and watch Australian film.

Click here to watch the video on youtube, or cast your eyes to the video below:

She completed her Arts degree at the University of Sydney in the Art History and Theory department in 2006. In 2010, Sophia retired young from her budding career as a theatrical agent to return to her studies and write an honours project on 1970s Australian cinema. Sophia is currently very cold in Melbourne writing her PhD on lesbian visibility in 90s Australian cinema at Deakin University in the School of Communication and Creative Arts. Sophia is one fifth the team who launched the Melbourne cell of Filmonik (aka Kino) last month. Sophia likes Dr Who, David Bowie, and is afraid of Clowns.

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