Dogwoof, the renowned documentary film distributor, has made an exciting announcement that has film enthusiasts buzzing with anticipation.
Emmy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor Emma Corrin, known for her remarkable performances in “A Murder At The End Of The World,” “Lady Chatterley’s Lover,” and her portrayal of Princess Diana in “The Crown,” will be hosting a special screening of the documentary film “QUEENDOM.” The event, set to take place on Wednesday, November 29th, at the prestigious ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) in London, promises an evening of cinematic brilliance and engaging discussion.
“QUEENDOM” is a compelling documentary that follows the life of Gena Marvin, a young queer artist hailing from a small town in Russia. Gena, who identifies as non-binary and prefers she/her pronouns, is a visionary who expresses herself through extraordinary costumes crafted from discarded items and adhesive tape. Fearlessly taking to the streets of Moscow, Gena’s performances serve as both artistic expression and a form of protest against the oppressive government.
The film delves into Gena’s upbringing in Magadan, a frigid outpost once infamous for its connection to the Soviet gulag. Raised on the harsh streets of this unforgiving city, Gena, at just 21 years old, fearlessly stages radical public performances that blur the lines between art and activism. Through her art, she seeks to challenge societal norms, redefine beauty, and draw attention to the harassment faced by the LGBTQ+ community.
Gena’s performances, characterized by their dark, strange, evocative, and inherently queer nature, serve as a profound manifestation of her subconscious. However, as the documentary reveals, such artistic expressions come at a personal cost. “QUEENDOM” takes viewers on an emotional journey, exploring the delicate balance between artistry, identity, and the pursuit of social justice.
Following the screening, Emma Corrin will engage in a Q&A session with the director of “QUEENDOM,” Agniia Galdanova. This unique opportunity allows attendees to gain deeper insights into the creative process behind the film and engage in a meaningful discussion about its themes and messages. Emma Corrin’s involvement as the host adds an extra layer of excitement, as her own artistic prowess and dedication to powerful storytelling align seamlessly with the spirit of “QUEENDOM.”
Tickets for this highly anticipated event are now available for purchase here. Cinemagoers and documentary enthusiasts are encouraged to secure their seats promptly, as demand is expected to be high.
For those unable to attend the special screening and Q&A session in person, “QUEENDOM” will be released in UK cinemas and will also be available for on-demand viewing starting from December 1st, 2023. This broader release ensures that a wider audience can experience the thought-provoking narrative and artistic vision captured in the documentary.
The collaboration between Dogwoof, Emma Corrin, and Agniia Galdanova in bringing “QUEENDOM” to audiences marks a significant milestone for the documentary genre. By sharing Gena Marvin’s story, the film not only sheds light on the struggles faced by the LGBTQ+ community but also serves as a testament to the transformative power of art and activism. As the screening and release dates draw nearer, cinema enthusiasts and documentary aficionados eagerly await the opportunity to