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Starts:
Jul
30
2015

Clit Club


Type:
Screening

Dates:
Thu Jul 30, 2015 18:00 - Thu Jul 30, 2015

Location:
New York, New York

Description:
House of Color (Robert Garcia, Wellington Love, Robert Mignott, Jeff Nunokawa, Pamela Sneed, Jocelyn Taylor, Julie Tolentino), I Object, video, 5min., 1990 Nguyen Tan Hoang, Maybe Never (But I’m Counting the Days), video, 15min., 1996 The Clit Club was a “floating” queer and sex-positive lesbian nightclub held in NYC that promoted safe sex and existed as an intergenerational, multi-racial, and mixed class venue for women. The party was founded by Julie Tolentino and Jocelyn Taylor ...


Starts:
Jul
29
2015

The Grasshopper


Type:
Screening

Dates:
Wed Jul 29, 2015 21:00 - Wed Jul 29, 2015

Location:
Brooklyn, New York

Description:
Jerry Paris, The Grasshopper, 35mm on video, 98min., 1970 Criminally neglected trashy classic follows naive Canadian hitchhiker Jacqueline Bisset to Los Angeles and Las Vegas as she makes it as a showgirl and VIP “party girl.” Along the way, she becomes the mistress to a wealthy, aging Joseph Cotten and finds true (doomed) romance in an interracial marriage with Jim Brown. Her gay best friend and his boyfriend represent remarkably decent portrayals of gay characters ...


Starts:
Jul
28
2015

Bad Asians 3.0


Type:
Screening

Dates:
Tue Jul 28, 2015 20:00 - Tue Jul 28, 2015

Location:
New York, New York

Description:
ManChyna, Chinese Up Them Eyes Like Beyonce, digital video, Canada, 2014 Lu Yang, Uterus Man, digital video, 11:19min., Shanghai, China, 2013 Alison S. M. Kobayashi, Dan Carter, video, 15min., Canada, 2006 Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, I’m Fine, video, 3:20min., Thailand, 2008 Yozmit, Sound of New Pussy, digital video, US, 2012 Yvette Choy, Part-Time Lover, video, 5min., US, 2010 A second program of Bad Asians. This program highlights contemporary film and video work produced within the past decade ...


Starts:
Jul
27
2015

Bathsalts Reunion


Type:
Performance

Dates:
Mon Jul 27, 2015 22:00 - Mon Jul 27, 2015

Location:
Brooklyn, New York

Description:
Bathsalts was a weekly "drag night for fuck ups," hosted by Macy Rodman, the first recipient of the crown for M(r)s. Williamsburg, and Severely Mame. Located in a dive bar which typically caters to rock shows, Bathsalts brought a queer clientele to the bar, in large part due to the weekly screenings of RuPaul's Drag Race, in advance of the performance floor shows and talk show "Salty Talk" which precede them. Local performers have included ...


Starts:
Jul
26
2015

John Sex - The True Story


Type:
Screening

Dates:
Sun Jul 26, 2015 20:30 - Sun Jul 26, 2015

Location:
New York, New York

Description:
Various Artists, John Sex performance documents, 1983-1989 John Sex (1956 - 1990) was a wily and ribald staple of the East Village scene immortalized in books like Art After Midnight. With his sizzling singles like "Hustle With My Muscle" and "Bump and Grind It," Sex began his career developing signature looks and flyers for local bands before inventing his signature foot-high pompadour. With his busty backing dancers, The Bodacious Ta-Tas, Sex created a nightclub boylesque ...


Starts:
Jul
24
2015

Tongues Untied


Type:
Screening

Dates:
Fri Jul 24, 2015 19:30 - Fri Jul 24, 2015

Location:
New York, New York

Description:
Marlon Riggs, Tongues Untied, video, 55min., 1989 Tongues Untied is a film essay by Marlon Riggs, a Texas-born African American poet, filmmaker, educator, and gay rights activist. The film, which Riggs describes as his legacy, celebrates black men loving black men as a revolutionary act. The film, which features spoken word and poetry by Riggs and poet Essex Hemphill, is an artful visual statement about the queer black male experience and embraces authentic and radical ...


Starts:
Jul
23
2015

The Doom Generation


Type:
Screening

Dates:
Thu Jul 23, 2015 20:00 - Thu Jul 23, 2015

Location:
New York, New York

Description:
Gregg Araki, The Doom Generation, 35mm, 83min., 1995 Hit the road with Jordan White, Amy Blue, and Xavier Red, when a couple of angst-fueled teenagers rescue a wayfaring stranger from a gang of homophobic goons (played by Skinny Puppy). After a pit stop at a quickie mart turns homicidal, these lovers on the lamb are forced to coast through the candy colored hell of New Queer Cinema auteur Gregg Araki's first "heterosexual film." Former lovers ...


Starts:
Jul
22
2015

Christopher's Chronicles + Trappings of Transhood


Type:
Screening

Dates:
Wed Jul 22, 2015 19:30 - Wed Jul 22, 2015

Location:
Brooklyn, New York

Description:
Christopher Lee & Elise Hurwitz, Christopher's Chronicles, video, 30min., US 1996 Christopher Lee & Elise Hurwitz, Trappings of Transhood, video, 27min., US 1997 This program highlights the documentary work of late transgender filmmaker and activist Christopher Lee (1964-2012). Lee's first film, Christopher's Chronicles, a record of the artist's transition from female to male was among the very first films made by and about a transgender man of color and premiered at the 1997 Frameline Festival. ...


Starts:
Jul
21
2015

Bad Asians Pt. 1 + Deux!


Type:
Screening

Dates:
Tue Jul 21, 2015 20:00 - Tue Jul 21, 2015

Location:
New York, New York

Description:
Richard Fung, Steam Clean, video, 3:30 min., Canada, 1990 Erica Cho, School Boy Art, Super-8 on digital video, 10:50min., US 2004 Nguyen Tan Hoang, 7 Steps to Sticky Heaven, video, 24:00min., US 1996 Patty Chang & Anie Stanley, Paradice, Super-8 on digital video, 15:00min., US 1996 Lynne Chan, JJ Chinois, video, 5:31min., US 2002 A program that pays tribute to the original "Bad Asians," coined by film scholar Eve Oishi, as a pioneering movement of ...


Starts:
Jul
19
2015

Read Only Memory


Type:
Screening

Dates:
Sun Jul 19, 2015 19:00 - Sun Jul 19, 2015

Location:
New York, New York

Description:
John Maybury, Read Only Memory, video, 186min., 1998 Filmmaker John Maybury (perhaps best known for Love is the Devil or the "Nothing Compares 2 U" music video) creates a portrait of his friend Leigh Bowery (who died four years before this video was completed) in this trip elegy to club culture. As Gary Morri writes, the epic dance/trance video takes in "gender politics, anticonsumerism, cultural imperialism, AIDS, bizarre computer art, trance music and imagery." Le ...


Starts:
Jul
18
2015

Hot Dogs


Type:
Screening

Dates:
Sat Jul 18, 2015 21:00 - Sun Jul 19, 2015

Location:
New York, New York

Description:
G.B. Jones, Hot Dogs, super 8mm on HD video, 1:34min. (loop), 1987/2015 Toronto punk icon G.B. Jones' Hot Dogs is a short, bite-sized video of juicy wieners slowly turning on their warming spigots, here looped in tantalizing and mundane perpetuity. Hot Dogs can be seen as a wry meditation on our society's phallocentrism and in dialogue with the Lower East Side's rich history of sidewalk vending and cruising (two activities which intermingle outside the public ...


Starts:
Jul
17
2015

She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column


Type:
Screening

Dates:
Fri Jul 17, 2015 21:00 - Fri Jul 17, 2015

Location:
Brooklyn, New York

Description:
Kevin Hegge, She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column, video, 64min., 2012 She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column is a documentary about the pre-riot girl, all women, Canadian, queer, experimental punk band, Fifth Column. Fifth Column was formed in Toronto in the early 1980s by a group of women who didn't know how to play or write music. Their raw but determined D.I.Y. approach created powerful punk music from their very first ...


Starts:
Jul
16
2015

The Practice of Everyday Freedom: Wave, Womanism and Villanelle


Type:
Screening

Dates:
Thu Jul 16, 2015 19:30 - Thu Jul 16, 2015

Location:
New York, New York

Description:
In 1994 WAVE, a group composed largely of women of color, (Marcia Edwards, Alexandra Juhasz, Aida Matta, Juanita Mohammed, Sharon Penceal, Glenda Smith, Carmed Velasquez) came together to support each other and explore their roles as caregivers within the HIV/AIDS crisis. WAVE produced videos, including a series of self portraits, to be shown in communities. Almost twenty years later Hayat Hyatt went looking for black queer history and found new friends, the ongoing impacts of ...


Starts:
Jul
15
2015

History Doesn't Have to Repeat Itself


Type:
Screening

Dates:
Wed Jul 15, 2015 19:30 - Wed Jul 15, 2015

Location:
Bronx, New York

Description:
Stéphane Gérard, History Doesn't Have to Repeat Itself, video, 84min., 2014. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. What does history sound like? look like? feel like? The genre of the educational documentary is queered in Stéphane Gérard's History Doesn't Have to Repeat Itself in which Sylvia Rivera's battle cry in the Stonewall era is used to crack open what we think we know about how we got to this moment of queerness and assimilationist ...


Starts:
Jul
13
2015

Your Words Give Me a Headache


Type:
Screening

Dates:
Mon Jul 13, 2015 19:00 - Mon Jul 13, 2015

Location:
New York, New York

Description:
Kajsa Dahlberg, Female Fist, 20 min, HD video, 2006 Dylan Mira, Untitled (Agua Viva), 13min, HD video, 2013 Mariah Garnett, Picaresques, 20min, 16mm transferred to HD video, 2011 Your Words Give Me a Headache is a group program that brings together the work of contemporary feminist filmmakers thinking about language, the fluxes between literature and moving image, matters of expression, experience, representation and communication's failure. The films tackle social relationships and unconventional story-telling, ranging from ...