Event Information

Celebrate the diversity and fluidity of desire with Touched, a screening showcasing sensuous shorts by female and non-binary filmmakers. 

Co-curated by collectives T A P E and Invisible Women, this subversive and surprising programme connects filmmakers from across the decades, combining contemporary work with rarities from the archive. The result is a witty, intimate and unapologetically sexy selection of films which open up space for wider discussions about self-love, intimacy and longing.

  • What About me? (Lois Stevenson, 2021, 3 mins)
  • Random Acts of Intimacy (Clio Barnard, 1999, 15 mins)
  • F*** YOU (Anette Sidor, 2018, 14 min)
  • What She Wants (Ruth Lingford, 1994, 5 mins)
  • Wavelengths (Pratibha Parmar, 1997, 15 mins) 
  •  #Familiar #Touch #Lost #Figures (Katayoun Jalilipour, 2017, 12 mins)
  • The Birth Of Valerie Venus (Sarah Clift, 2020, 15mins)
  • She Wanted Green Lawns (Sarah Turner, 1987, 4mins)

The screening will be followed by a recorded Q&A with filmmakers Ruth Lingford, Lois Stevenson and Katayoun Jalilipour, hosted by Hanna Flint.

All films and Q&A are captioned.

Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

Image credit: Fuck You, Anette Sidor

Please see our current Visitor Guidelines. MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund. Duration includes trailers and adverts. Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. See more information about Relaxed Screenings here.