CHOCOLATE BABIES Outrageous AIDS Activism!

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(Co-sponsored by “Dis-Orienting AIDS Discourse”, a symposium hosted by the UA Institute for LGBT Studies)

Stephen Winter’s audacious 1996 feature debut, “Chocolate Babies,” is a period satire about a bunch of HIV-positive Asian and black drag queens who decide to take matters in hand and fight the government’s apathy toward AIDS. Winter, a young African-American director, has constructed an outrageous tale, set in a harsh underworld populated by ethnic minority members infected with the virus. Aware of, but unwilling to accept passively their status as queer outcasts, the protagonists form a terrorist gang dedicated to the agenda of attacking conservative and homophobic politicians. Join us at Exploded view for a riotous & powerful evening celebrating a great time capsule of queer poetic terrorism!

WED Nov 4 @ 7:30
CHOCOLATE BABIES

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Outrageous AIDS Activism!

(Co-sponsored by “Dis-Orienting AIDS Discourse”, a symposium hosted by the UA Institute for LGBT Studies)

Stephen Winter’s audacious 1996 feature debut, “Chocolate Babies,” is a period satire about a bunch of HIV-positive Asian and black drag queens who decide to take matters in hand and fight the government’s apathy toward AIDS. Winter, a young African-American director, has constructed an outrageous tale, set in a harsh underworld populated by ethnic minority members infected with the virus. Aware of, but unwilling to accept passively their status as queer outcasts, the protagonists form a terrorist gang dedicated to the agenda of attacking conservative and homophobic politicians. Join us at Exploded view for a riotous & powerful evening celebrating a great time capsule of queer poetic terrorism!

Queer Experimental Cinema 101

Tonight, a screening of selected pivotal short works from the history of queer experimental cinema including films by Barbara Hammer, Kenneth Anger, Su Friedrich, Michael Wallin, Jean Genet, Abigail Child, Curt McDowell and more!

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FRI 4/17
Orchids: My Intersex Adventure & Susan Stryker’s Screaming Queens

Early Show…….7PM  FREE!

“Open Embodiments: Locating Somatechnics in Tucson”:

International Conference, Film and Artist Talk

(filmmaker in person)

Exploded View will screen Dr. Phoebe Hart’s will screen  acclaimed autobiographical documentary film Orchids: My Intersex Adventure. This film asks what is the experience of a person with an intersex condition, and how can this experience be embodied and accessed on screen in documentary? A rare opportunity to experience this outstanding film! The second portion of the evening will be Susan Stryker presenting and discussing  her award winning 2005 film Screaming Queens.

EMMY® Award-winning “Screaming Queens” tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States — a 1966 riot in San Francisco’s impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, three years before the famous gay riot at New York’s Stonewall Inn.
“Screaming Queens” introduces viewers to street queens, cops and activist civil rights ministers who recall the riot and paint a vivid portrait of the wild transgender scene in 1960s San Francisco. Integrating the riot’s story into the broader fabric of American life, the documentary connects the event to urban renewal, anti-war activism, civil rights and sexual liberation. With enticing archival footage and period music, this unknown story is dramatically brought back to life.

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THURS 4/16
Queer Experimental Cinema 101

Early show——7:00 PM (free!)

Tonight, a screening of selected pivotal short works from the new and old history of queer experimental cinema, including films by Barbara Hammer, Kenneth Anger, Gina Carducci, Sadie Benning, Curt McDowell, and a special 16mm screening of Jack Smith’s newly restored lost homage to Maria/Mario Montez, Respectable Creatures!! Presented in conjunction with “Open Embodiments: Locating Somatechnics in Tucson”: International Conference

 

 

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THURS 4/16
Queer Experimental Cinema 101

 Special early show……..7:00pm (free!)

Tonight, a screening of selected pivotal short works from the new and old history of queer experimental cinema, including films by Barbara Hammer, Kenneth Anger, Gina Carducci, Sadie Benning, Curt McDowell, and a special 16mm screening of Jack Smith’s newly restored lost homage to Maria/Mario Montez, Respectable Creatures!

Programmed by Rocket Blakston & David Sherman. Presented in conjunction with Open Embodiments: Locating Somatechnics in Tucson, International Conference and UA Institute for LGBT Studies.

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WED 2/25
ECSTATIC DAYS / ABJECT NIGHTS : Simon Donovan & George Kuchar

(Artist in Person)

Tonight we are proud to present the video work of Simon Donovan, one of Tucson’s most acclaimed (and modest) artists alongside the filmwork of George Kuchar, the late, great & wild master who influenced both Andy Warhol & John Waters. Simon will present a selection of his own ironic, touching & often comedic single channel video works. Kuchar is considered the father of the video diary as well as Hollywood camp send-ups dating back to his 8mm teenage films in the 1960’s and tonight we will follow Donovan’s work with a salacious selection of his best works!!

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Wed 4/23
Benjamin Smoke

{EXTREME SOUTHERN CULTURE part 4}

WED.  4/23 * @7:30

Carl’s Cine Club

Filmed over ten years and released in 2000, Jem Cohen and Peter Sillen’s film, Benjamin Smoke documents the tortured life and career of the Atlanta based musician Robert Dickerson, aka Benjamin Smoke. Dickerson was a drug addicted, HIV positive gay misfit who died in 1991, and who fronted several local underground bands, including Smoke and the Opal Foxx Quartet. Filmed largely in and around the Cabbagetown neighborhood of Atlanta, the film profiles an artist who literally gave it all for his art.

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GENTRIFICATION = DISPLACEMENT Sue Friedrich’s Gut Renovation

co-presented by Lesbian Looks & U of A LGBT Studies

A documentary of small changes evolves into an historical record of New York. The resulting film is a melancholy, essayistic requiem for a neighborhood and an entire way of life; it also provides a case study of the rapid gentrification of our cities.

In 1989, together with a group of female friends, Su Friedrich rented and renovated an old loft in Williamsburg, an unassuming working-class district of Brooklyn. In 2005 this former industrial zone was designated a residential area and the factories, manufacturers and artists’ lofts were priced out by property speculators lured by tax breaks. Friedrich spent five years documenting with her camera the changes in the area between East River and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. She shows the demolition of industrial buildings and the construction of trendy new apartments for wealthy clients, watching old tenants leave and new inhabitants arrive. As she keeps meticulous record of developments, the extent and speed of the upheaval becomes clear. Her own tenancy agreement expires too and so her documentary images and trenchant commentary become the tools of her growing anger.

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