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Queer|Art|Film Collection
2010-2013
 MSS.327

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Collection processed by John M. Sapp, Brent Phillips, Cristina Vignone

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 22, 2017
Description is in English.

 Updated by Shirin Khaki to include accretion from accession 2014.327  , January 2017

Descriptive Summary

Source: Sachs, Ira
Title: Queer|Art|Film Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 2010 - 2014
Dates [bulk]: bulk
Abstract: Queer|Art|Film is a monthly film series hosted by the Independent Film Channel (IFC) Center where queer artists exhibit and speak about their favorite films. The Queer|Art|Film Collection contains video documentation, posters, and flyers.
Quantity: 3 boxes Videorecordings, posters, and flyers. One oversize flat box.
Call Phrase: MSS.327

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Biographical / Historical

Queer|Art|Film, founded in June 2009, is an on-going monthly series hosted by the Independent Film Channel (IFC) Center in downtown New York City. Every month, a queer artist picks a film that has inspired them, and presents it to an audience. Afterwards, there is an informal discussion followed by a question and answer (Q&A) session with the audience. Co-curated by BUTT magazine editor Adam Baran and filmmaker Ira Sachs. For more information visit their website at: Queer|Art|Film.

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Scope and Content

The Queer|Art|Film Collection is a mixed media collection of posters, flyers, and video recordings documenting one of the premier queer monthly film series in the United States. The collection is divided into 3 series: Series I: Advertisments: This series contains flyers and posters utilized to advertise the monthly events. Series II: Video Recordings: This series contains video documentation of the presenters' introductions and audience question and answers (Q&A). Tapes do not include the feature film. Subseries A: Videos: List of videotapes. Series III: 2014 Accretion

Arrangement

Material is arranged chronologically by date.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Fosse, Bob, 1927-1987
  • Katz, Jonathan (Jonathan D.), 1958-
  • Musto, Michael, 1955-
  • Fassbinder, Rainer Werner, 1945-1982
  • P-Orridge, Genesis, 1950-
  • Lucas, Craig, 1951-
  • Coppola, Francis Ford, 1939-
  • Matmos (Musical Group)
  • Deitch, Donna, 1945-
  • Sachs, Ira

Subject Organizations

  • ACT UP (Organization)

Subject Topics

  • Lesbianism in motion pictures.
  • Transvestites.
  • Film.
  • Independent filmmakers.
  • Transgender people.
  • Gay men.
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Homophobia.
  • Drag balls.
  • AIDS activists.
  • Gay activists.
  • Homosexuality and motion pictures.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open to researchers. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder. Please contact the Fales Library and Special Collections, fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Access copies for some materials are available by appointment for reading room viewing and listening only. Please contact fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Ira Sachs in 2011.

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Container List

Series I: Advertisements

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Queer|Art|Film Summer 2010-Fall 2011 Postcards
Summer 2010-Fall 2011
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Queer|Art|Film Summer 2010 Posters
Summer 2010
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Queer|Art|Film Fall 2010 Posters
Fall 2010
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Queer|Art|Film Summer 2011 Posters
Summer 2011
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Queer|Art|Film Fall 2011 Posters
Fall 2011
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Queer|Art|Film Spring/Summer 2012 Postcards
Spring/Summer 2012
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Queer|Art|Film Winter 2012 Postcards
Winter 2012
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Queer|Art|Film Winter 2012 Posters
Winter 2012
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Queer|Art|Film Winter/ Spring/ Summer 2013 Postcards
Winter 2013 - Summer 2013

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Series II: Video recordings

Subseries A: Video recordings

Conditions Governing Access

Access copies for some materials are available by appointment for reading room viewing and listening only. Please contact fales.library@nyu.edu, 212-998-2596.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0001 Genesis P-Orridge presents "If…," Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: Mini DV

Duration: unknown

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran (Curator), Genesis P-Orridge (Presenter)

Videographer: Conrad Ventur

Program Content: Genesis P-Orridge introduces the film "If..." in which actor Malcolm McDowell stars in a social satire of fascistic British mores and boarding school torture. "If..." holds special meaning for presenter Genesis P-Orridge, the pandrogynous founder of industrial bands Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV. Raised in the UK, Genesis underwent years of bullying at a British private school he/rself, noting that the film "is not nearly as vicious and appallingly sick psychologically as it really was for me."

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

November 15, 2010
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0002, 327.0003, 327.0004 Pamela Sneed presents "One Sings the Other Doesn't," Introduction and Q&A (Part 1, 2, & 3)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: DVD-R (three discs)

Duration: 31 minutes

Color, Sound

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran and Ira Sachs (Queer/Art/Film Curators), Pamela Sneed (Presenter)

Videographer: Ursula Mann

Program Content: Poet and performance artist Pamela Sneed presents this rare screening of Agnes Varda's film "One Sings the Other Doesn't," a story about an intimate friendship between two very different women. Inspired by Varda's experiences traveling in the US and witnessing the birth of Women's Liberation at the end of the 1960s.

Existence and Location of Copies

DVD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available. (Three parts on one disc.)

December 13, 2010
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0005 Michelle Tea presents "The Outsiders," Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: 28 minutes

Color, Sound

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran and Ira Sachs (Queer/Art/Film Curators), Pamela Sneed (Presenter) Videographer: Ryan Colletti

Program Content: Director Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of S.E. Hinton's novel is presented by writer Michelle Tea, founder of the queer spoken word performance company, Sister Split. "The Outsiders" stars actors Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, and Diane Lane who become players in a violent gang war between rich and poor teens in the early '60s.

Existence and Location of Copies

DVD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

January 31, 2011
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0006 Craig Lucas presents "Alice's Restaurant," Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: 32 minutes

Color, Sound

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran and Ira Sachs (Queer/Art/Film Curators), Craig Lucas (Presenter)

Videographer: Ryan Colletti

Program Content: Arthur Penn's film, "Alice's Restaurant" is based upon Arlo Guthrie's autobiographical song. For playwright/filmmaker/librettist Craig Lucas, the film "carried with it such an ineffable ach of sorrow...that it wiped the smirk of bohemia right off the face of the 60's." Guthrie plays himself in the film, reenacting his persecution at the hands of small-town local law officals, and in Penn's follow-up to "Bonnie and Clyde," Lucas saw, "the birth of a kind of American moviemaking" that he knew he wanted to be a part of.

Existence and Location of Copies

DVD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

February 28, 2011
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0007 Jonathan D. Katz presents "Pink Narcissus," Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: 39 minutes

Color, Sound

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran and Ira Sachs (Queer/Art/Film Curators), Jonathan D. Katz (Presenter), James Bidgood (Director, Pink Narcissus - Q&A Participant) Videographer: Ryan Colletti Program Content: Jonathan D. Katz, curator of the censored 2010 LGBT National Portrait Gallery show Hide/Seek, screens director James Bidgood's "Pink Narcissus." Bidgood's film imagines a young hustler's journey from innocense to depravity, and has multiple cameos by playwright Charles Ludlam.

Existence and Location of Copies

DVD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

March 21, 2011
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0008 Su Friedrich presents "Desert Hearts," Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: 33 minutes

Color, Sound

Scope and Content

Featured: Ira Sachs (Queer/Art/Film Curator), Su Friedrich (Presenter), (Liz Brown, Film Q&A Participant) Videographer: Ryan Colletti Program Content: Filmmaker Su Friedrich presents director Donna Deitch's 1985 film "Desert Hearts," a movie that was as radical in the mainstream when it came out as Friedrich's own highly personal films have been within the avant-garde. As Friedrich puts it, "It took 'Desert Hearts' to introduce the mainstream to our world (or at least a corner of it set in Reno, Nevada, circa 1959) and more importantly to give us something to really enjoy while we ate our popcorn - large, please, with butter."

Existence and Location of Copies

DVD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

April 25, 2011
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0009 Emily Roysdon presents "Johanna D'arc Of Mongolia," Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: 31 minutes

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran and Ira Sachs (Queer/Art/Film Curators), Emily Roysdon (Presenter) Videographer: Ryan Colletti

Program content: German feminist filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger's film, "Johanna D'arc Of Mongolia," greatly influenced presenter, artist Emily Roysdon. She writes: "Ottinger's work re-imagines the impossible. Her characters, their lives and their environs, are beyond counterculture. They make new worlds." Ottinger's film stars French actress Delphine Seyrig, in her final screen role, as an ethnographer named Lady Windermere who befriends six other women on the Trans-Siberian Railway, then gets captured by a Mongolian warrior princess.

Existence and Location of Copies

DVD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

May 23, 2011
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0010 Dee Rees presents "Paris is Burning," Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: 38 minutes

Color, Sound

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran and Ira Sachs (Queer/Art/Film Curators), Dee Rees (Presenter)

Videographer: Ryan Colletti

Program Content: Jennie Livingston's documentary "Paris is Burning" took America on a then-unseen journey into Harlem's vogue scene, following a cast of queens who serve maximum realness dealing with issues such as AIDS, poverty, racism, and homophobia. The film's portrayal of a marginalized community left its mark on filmmaker Dee Rees, who writes, "The themes of freedom, expression of identity, and finding family/community are universal."

Existence and Location of Copies

DVD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

June 27, 2011
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0011 Kate Bornstein presents "All that Jazz," Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: 39 minutes

Color, Sound

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran (Queer/Art/Film Curator), Kate Bornstein (Presenter)

Videographer: Ryan Colletti

Program Contents: Director-choreographer Bob Fosse's "All That Jazz" is a favorite film of "sadomasochistic transsexual dyke and gender outlaw" Kate Bornstein, who first saw it upon its release in 1979. "All that Jazz," is a psuedo-autobiographical musical starring Roy Scheider as Fosse's alter-ego Joe Gideon. Gideon, a pill-popping womanizer, is struggling to choreograph his latest show and avoid the beautiful Angel of Death played by Jessica Lange.

Existence and Location of Copies

DVD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

July 15, 2011
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0012 1. Jack Ferver presents "The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant," Introduction and Q&A, 2. Andrew Haigh presents "Saturday Night, Sunday Morning," Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: 57 minutes

Color, Sound

Scope and Content

[1] The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

Featured: Adam Baran and Ira Sachs (Queer/Art/Film Curators), Jack Ferver (Presenter)

Videographer: Ryan Colletti

Program Contents: Choreographer Jack Ferverhe presents the film "The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant," which features Margit Carstensen as a lesbian fashion designer who manipulates her assistant, daughter, mother, and lover. Ferver calls the film a "wickedly funny, sexy, and gorgeous film about how insane we can all be."

[2] Saturday Night, Sunday Morning

Featured: Adam Baran and Ira Sachs (Queer/Art/Film Curators), Andrew Haigh (Presenter) Videographer: Ryan Colletti

Program Contents: British filmmmaker Andrew Haigh presents Karel Reisz's film, "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning," which stars Albert Finney in his debut role as a rebellious factory worker juggling relationships with both a girlfriend and a married woman. The film's raw subject matter and style had a influence on Haigh, who writes: "Its exploration of the 'outsider' battling the mainstream is a theme essential to both the queer experience and to the kind of stories I want to tell."

Existence and Location of Copies

DVD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

August 22, 2011; September 26, 2011
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0013 robbinschilds presents "Desperately Seeking Susan," Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: 30 minutes

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran and Ira Sachs (Queer/Art/Film Curators), Sonya Robbins and Layla Childs (Presenters)

Videographer: Ryan Colletti

Program Content: The 1985 film "Desperately Seeking Susan" is a tale of two women whose personalities meld and shift - something guest presenters, choreography duo robbinschilds (Sonya Robbins and Layla Childs) explore in their dance-based video pieces.

Existence and Location of Copies

DVD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

October 24, 2011
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0014 Michael Musto presents "Pay It No Mind: Marsha P. Johnson," Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: 40 minutes

Color, Sound

Scope and Content

Featured (Introduction): Adam Baran (Queer/Art/Film Curator), Michael Musto (Presenter) Featured (Q&A): Panel Discussion with Adam Baran, Michael Musto, Randy Wicker (Marsha’s former companion), Agosto Machado, and Jimmy Camicia (Co-founder of the Hot Peaches Theatre Troupe) Videographer: Ryan Colletti Program Content: Columnist Michael Musto, with Marsha P. Johnson's friends and companions, presents the world premiere of Michael Kasino and Richard Morrison's powerful documentary, "Pay It No Mind," which depicts the life of Marsha P. Johnson. Johnson was a revolutionary trans activist, Stonewall instigator, Andy Warhol model, drag queen, prostitute, and Saint, as well as a downtown NYC fixture from the 1960's through her death in 1992.

Existence and Location of Copies

DVD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

November 28, 2011
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0015 Matmos presents "The Servant," Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: 41 minutes

Color, Sound

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran and Ira Sachs (Queer/Art/Film Curators), Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt, both of the band Matmos (Presenters)

Videographer: Ursula Mann

Program Contents: Joseph Losey's film, "The Servant" is a favorite of Drew Daniel and M.C. Schmidt of the musical group Matmos. Daniel writes, "the real center of this movie's power comes down to the slow burning, competitive, passionate bond between two men." "The Servant," adapted from a Harold Pinter screenplay, depicts aristocratic blonde Tony (James Fox) who hires butler Hugo Barrett (Dirk Bogarde) to look after his house, but soon the roles begin to shift.

Existence and Location of Copies

DVD access copy available.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently available.

December 19, 2011
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0043 Jack Pierson presents "Come on Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean," Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: unknown

Scope and Content

Featured: Ira Sachs, Jack Pierson (Presenter)

Videographer: Ryan Colletti

Program Content: Photographer Jack Pierson fondly recalls the excitement amongst his friends (Mark Morrisroe & Tabboo!) over the arrival of Robert Altman's 1982 cult classic, "Come on Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, which starred Cher in her first breakthrough role, along with icons Karen Black, Sandy Dennis, and Kathy Bates.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

January 30, 2012
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0044 Elizabeth Streb presents "Runaway Train," - Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: unknown

Scope and Content

Featured: Ira Sachs, Elizabeth Streb (Presenter), Laura Flanders, Yve Laris Cohen

Videographer: Ryan Colletti

Program Content: Choreographer Elizabeth Streb presents Andrei Konchalovsky's 1985 thriller "Runaway Train," which inspired Streb to start an Action Lab that would similarly stretch the boundaries of human possibility. For Streb, the film is also a very queer reminder that 'in choosing whom we love, we break all rules'"

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

February 27, 2012
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0045 Rose Troche presents "Postcards from America," - Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: DVD-R

Duration: unknown

Scope and Content

Featured: Ira Sachs, Adam Baran, Rose Troche (Presenter)

Videographer: Xavier Marrades

Program Content: Presented by filmmaker Rose Troche, who worked on "Postcards from America" while finishing her own queer groundbreaker, "go fish." According to Troche, "Postcards from America" "epitomized a moment when we began to believe in our voice...and represents the beginning of a community and collectivity that still exists.'" The film is a passionate, sad kaleidoscopic ride through New York gay life, the film highlights the intensely personal nature of Wojnarowicz's work, from his Jersey roots, to his years hustling on and off the West Village piers.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

March 19, 2012
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0046 Moe Angelos presents "The Killing of Sister George," - introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: unknown

Scope and Content

Featured: Ira Sachs, Moe Angelos (Presenter), Jess Barbagallo

Videographer: Ursula Mann

Program Content: Originally planned to be presented by NYC drag legend Lady Bunny, the 1968 Robert Aldrich film "The Killing of Sister George" is presented by playwright/ performer Moe Angelos.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

April 23, 2012
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0047 Laurie Weeks presents "THUNDERCRACK!," - Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: unknown

Scope and Content

Featured: Ira Sachs, Laurie Weeks (Presenter), Angela Dufresne

Videographer: Ursula Mann

Program Content: Author Laurie Weeks (Zippermouth) presents the 1975 Curt McDowell film "THUNDERCRACK!" Weeks first saw the film in 2000 and says: "Guided by humor, curiosity, and sheer delight in the black-and-white gorgeousity of its own anarchy, the film is queer to the core."

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

May 21, 2012
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0048 Peter Cramer and Jack Waters presents "Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom," - Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: unknown

Scope and Content

Featured: Ira Sachs, Jack Waters (Presenter), Peter Cramer (Presenter)

Videographer: Ursula Mann

Program Content: Legendary East Village artist and activist duo Jack Waters and Peter Cramer present Pier Paolo Pasolini's 1975 masterwork "Salo."

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

June 11, 2012
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0049 Heather Matarazzo presents "I Could Go On Singing," - Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: unknown

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran (Introduction, Q&A), Ira Sachs (Introduction, Q&A), Heather Matarazzo (Introduction, Q&A) Videographer: Alex Diaconis Program Content: Actress Heather Matarazzo presents Judy Garland's last film "I Could Go On Singing." For Matarazzo, the film conveys "the experience I've had of feeling personally so uncomfortable in my own skin, continually asking others to validate who I am, and it truly never being enough."

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

June 23, 2012
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0050 George Chauncey and Ronald Gregg present "Rope," - Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: unknown

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran (Introduction, Q&A), Ira Sachs (Introduction, Q&A), George Chauncey (Q&A), Ronald Gregg (Q&A) Videographer: Alex Diaconis Program Content: George Chauncey, author of the seminal "Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture and the Making of the Gay Male World," and noted queer film theorist Ronald Gregg present Alfred Hitchcock's 1948 thriller "Rope."

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

August 20, 2012
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0051 Larry Kramer presents "Jules and Jim," - Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: unknown

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran (Introduction, Q&A), Ira Sachs (Introduction, Q&A), Larry Kramer (Q&A) Videographer: Jess Byers Program Content: Playwright and activist Larry Kramer ("The Normal Heart," "The Destiny of Me") presents Francois Truffaut's 1962 film "Jules and Jim." According to Kramer "with 'Jules and Jim,' Truffaut broke almost every rule on how to make a movie how it looked, sounded, was acted, edited, photographed, scored, and especially for me, how it was scripted. Though not often discussed as a gay love story, it has one - not an especially bold one, but then the French can be rather joyously naive about certain things, and sex is one of them."

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

September 24, 2012
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0052 Flotilla DeBarge presents "Norman...Is That You?," - Introduction and Q&A #1

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: unknown

Tape recorded without sound.

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran (Introduction, Q&A), Ira Sachs (Introduction, Q&A), Flotilla DeBarge (Introduction, Q&A) Videographer: Jess Byers Program Content: Flotilla DeBarge presents George Schlatter's 1976 film "Norman...Is That You?" adapted from a Broadway play of the same name.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

November 19, 2012
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0053 Flotilla DeBarge presents "Norman...Is That You?," - Introduction and Q&A #2

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: unknown

Tape recorded without sound.

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran (Introduction, Q&A), Ira Sachs (Introduction, Q&A), Flotilla DeBarge (Introduction, Q&A) Videographer: Jess Byers Program Content: Flotilla DeBarge presents George Schlatter's 1976 film "Norman...Is That You?" adapted from a Broadway play of the same name.

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

November 19, 2012
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0054 Erin Markey presents "Annie," - Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: unknown

Tape recorded without sound.

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran (Introduction, Q&A), Ira Sachs (Introduction, Q&A), Erin Markey (Introduction, Q&A) Videographer: Jess Byers Program Content: Singer, actress, and playwright Erin Markey presents John Huston's 1982 film "Annie." The story resonates with Markey, who says "I worked it out so that I could turn the age of 18, leave my parent's house and become a queer - AKA an orphan. Being queer in a world that generally considers it criminal or invisible means that there is not really a map for what a successful life should look like. Being an artist helps too. So Annie's movie musical orphan lifestyle seemed like the most exciting fit."

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

December 10, 2012
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0055 Tom Kalin presents "Three on a Match and Bubbles," - Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: unknown

Tape recorded without sound.

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran (Introduction, Q&A), Ira Sachs (Introduction, Q&A), Tom Kalin (Introduction, Q&A) Videographer: Jess Byers Program Content: New Queer Cinema pioneer Tom Kalin ("Swoon," "Savage Grace") presents Mervin Leroy's 1930 film "Three on a Match and Bubbles." Kalin says, "At an impressionable age, I stumbled upon the mirror-world of Pre-Code films on late night television...these movies dared to show marital discord with pleasure-seeking female protagonists who flouted convention."

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

January 14, 2013
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0056 Geo Wyeth presents "The Brother From Another Planet," - Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: unknown

Tape recorded without sound.

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran (Introduction, Q&A), Ira Sachs (Introduction, Q&A), Geo Wyeth (Performance, Q&A) Videographer: Jess Byers Program Content: Musician and performer Geo Wyeth, who released his first studio album "Alien Tapes," presents John Sayles's 1984 comedy "The Brother From Another Planet." The film's connection between "alienness" and "blackness" resonated strongly with Wyeth: "I wish I had seen this as a teenager...If you have ever felt your own body permeating unseen dimensions or worlds, unreachable by language or logical perception, you will connect to this film."

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

February 18, 2013
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0057 My Barbarian presents "Ashik Kerib," - Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: unknown

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran (Introduction, Q&A), Ira Sachs (Introduction, Q&A), Alex Segade and Malik Gaines of My Barbarian (Introduction, Q&A) Videographer: Jackie Zimmerman Program Content: The Los Angeles-based performance group My Barbarian presents "Ashik Kerib," the last completed film by Sergei Parajanov ("The Color of Pomegranates"). The director was influential on My Barbarian, in large part because of his "ability to imbue depictions of folk cultural forms with a queer sensibility and magical eroticism in the face of Soviet power."

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

March 18, 2013
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0058 Yoruba Richen presents "Set It Off," - Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: unknown

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran (Introduction, Q&A), Ira Sachs (Introduction, Q&A), Yoruba Richen (Introduction, Q&A) Videographer: Jackie Zimmerman Program Content: Documentary filmmaker Yoruba Richen presents Gary Gray's 1996 film "Set It Off." According to Richen, "When 'Set It Off' came out we had a reason to go to the movies on a Friday night, bring our dates and swoon over butch Queen Latifah and beautiful Jada Pinkett. The film showed black women being bad and sexy and going for what we wanted. I ate it up and began to dream that maybe one day I could make films that showed us in all of our complexity - fearless, flawed and determined."

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

April 15, 2013
Box: 2 Media : ID: 327.0059 Viva Ruiz presents "Ms. 45," - Introduction and Q&A

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Original format: HDV

Duration: unknown

Scope and Content

Featured: Adam Baran (Introduction, Q&A), Ira Sachs (Introduction, Q&A), Viva Ruiz (Introduction, Q&A) Videographer: Jess Byers Program Content: Performance artist Viva Ruiz presents Abel Ferrara's 1981 film "Ms. 45." She has long been taken with this gritty urban fairy tale: "As a native New Yorker, I swoon over the images of NYC at its 1981 most romantically trashy, authentic and unsterilized = R E A L."

Conditions Governing Access

Currently unavailable until duplication occurs.

May 6, 2013

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Series III: 2014 Accretion

Scope and Contents

Contains advertisement flyers and 5 miniDV cassettes

Arrangement

This series has not been arranged by an archivist.

Conditions Governing Access

Born-digital materials have not been preserved and may not be available to researchers.

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