A behind-the-scenes look at the vibrant, fierce and ever-so-slightly chaotic world of one of the most dynamic drag scenes in China. Filmed in July 2017, Extravaganza covers the build-up behind a night of twelve drag performances, with running shade provided by organiser Miss Jade. Screening with a selection of new Chinese short films chosen by Extravaganza’s co-director, Matthew Baren, who is also one of the founders of CINEMQ.
With an introduction by SQIFF’s Marc David Jacobs, curator of our East Asian Focus.
CINEMQ is an unrefined queer underground collective based in Shanghai. We organise events and curate content from around the world, with a focus on China and East Asia. Walls are our screens. Rooftops and basements are our cinemas. Queer is our purpose. Click here to visit CINEMQ’s website or contact them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Venue: CCA Clubroom