Get Ready For A Sizzling Queer Summer In NYC
QUEER|ART announces Queer/Art/Film Fall 2017 Season
Queer|Art, the New York City-based non-profit, has announced the Fall 2017 season of Queer|Art|Film at IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd St.), September 11-December 4.
Curated by filmmakers Ira Sachs, Adam Baran, and Vanessa Haroutunian, the season brings together an eclectic mix of independent, experimental, and Hollywood cinema, presented by a multigenerational mashup of queer punks, poets, photographers, and cinema legends. All screenings begin at 8pm.
The season features a special experimental shorts program on the evening of December 4 (organized with legendary experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer), which coincides with the announcement of the winner of the first-ever Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant.
We at Curve are particularly looking forward to this queer lady highlight:
Monday, November 6
Aye Nako presents Pariah
(Dee Rees, 2011)
In Dee Rees’ extraordinary debut, a queer teen (Adepero Oduye) in Brooklyn struggles to find love and acceptance from both her religious family and the women who frequent her local dyke club. Pariah defied Hollywood naysayers who said films about queer Black youth couldn’t find an audience, winning awards and paving the way for Moonlight. For our guest presenters, the superb queer punk band Aye Nako, Pariah was a revelation. Vocalist/guitarist Mars Ganito writes, “As a teen, I watched so many queer films, but it never occurred to me that a queer coming of age film could be centered around a Black kid. At 25, Pariah was one of the first times I saw myself in queer cinema.”
Go to http://www.queer-art.org/ for more information, and for tickets.