Fringe! presents: Bona Rio! Dalston’s Fabulosa 80s Queertopia
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The Rio cinema is in trouble, so now is the time to examine what the Dalston landmark means to us. At this cinematic stroll down memory lane, Fringe! Film Fest illuminates us on the queer film history of the Rio in the 1980s. Zoom in for a talk with Selina Robertson, who will be giving a show and tell of her PhD research on the cultural history of London’s 1980s feminist film exhibitions. Dive into stories about the Rio’s radical political work and sweaty all night parties and find out how a ‘penniless bunch of dreamers’ managed to build the the UK's first community-run cinema out of a rotting 1970s porn palace. Go for the history, stay for the filthy patter from your drag-punk host, Baby Lame.