Dirty Looks: First Three Years + Hardcore Home Movies
Supported in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council
222 NW Davis, Loft 301
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About This Screening
Dirty Looks is a bi-coastal platform for queer experimental film, video, and performance. A roaming screening series that traces contemporary queer aesthetics through historical works by presenting quintessential GLBT film and video, alongside up-and-coming artists and filmmakers. Often installing moving image works in alternative or charged city settings, Dirty Looks maintains multiple programs that work to reconsider viewer engagement and the contexts of cultural production in urban settings.
This two-night program is curated by creative director and core curator Bradford Nordeen. Dirty Looks: Los Angeles director and core curator Clara López Menéndez will also be in attendance for the Sunday screening. The first evening will include a selection of work from Dirty Looks NYC’s programming during its first three years. Assembled for an anniversary screening, the program looks back on works that helped to shape or define Dirty Looks NYC as a project and the queer moment, at large. Ranging from a Charles Atlas video made (cheekily) for an amateur competition on MTV to a supercut assembled from stolen moments of Dynasty, queer appropriation and mainstream subversion run the gamut in this decades-spanning program. Night two presents Hardcore Home Movies, a collection of queer film and video works drawn from punk and queercore archives, and includes essential works by Jonesy, Jill Reiter, G.B. Jones and Greta Snider, in addition to unearthing recent finds and lesser-known titles.
Dirty Looks NYC culls from our first few years of New York City programming with film and video spanning 1990 - 2013, all titles which shaped or defined DL as a project and the queer moment, at large. Looking back from the edge of queer futurity, the program features queer takes on Black Power, riot grrrl, maternity, and Madonna's Vogue."
The Mother ShowUS, 1981 (edited 1991), video, color, sound, 5 min.
by Tom Rubnitz
Extraordinary PregnanciesUS, 2010, video, color, sound, 10 min.
by Chris E. Vargas
The BasketUS, 2013, video, color, sound, 5 min.
Butcher's VogueUS, 1990, video, color, sound, 5 min.
by Charles Atlas
The Dark, KrystleUS, 2013, video, color, sound, 10 min.
by Michael Robinson
HomeUS, 1990-99, Super8 and video, color, sound, 12 min.
by Luther Price
O Happy DayUS, 1996, 16mm transferred to video, color, sound, 6 min.
by Charles Lofton
FrenzyUS, 1993, Super8 on video, color, sound, 10 min.
by Jill Reiter
Dirty LooksUS, 1996/2000, video, color, sound, 18 min.
by Michael Lucid
Queercore emerged from a chasm of queens and dykes who related more to the lifestyle and politics of punk than “their” LGBT community, but felt similarly spurned by the latent homophobia in their newly adopted zeitgeist. Through zines, bands and homespun cinema, an ulterior movement emerged. Hardcore Home Movies is a research project that attempts to track down the fluid exchange of erotic representations amongst queer bodies within the relatively brief queercore (or homocore) movement. This investigation emerged as a program of explicit short films and videos made by luminaries from the scene like G.B. Jones and Scott Treleaven, featuring mainstays like Bruce LaBruce and Vaginal Davis, as well as lesser known works by artists like Jill Reiter, Jonesy (of the queercore band Fagbash) and Greta Snider.
FiendUS, 1992, Super 8 on HD video, B&W, silent, 3 min.
Hard-Core Home MovieUS, 1989, 16mm, B&W, sound, 5 min.
by Greta Snider
Birthday PartyUS, 1993, Super 8 on DV, color, sound, 9 min.
by Jill Reiter
The TroublemakersUS, 1990, Super 8 on DV, color, sound, 20 min.
by G.B. Jones
The Salivation ArmyUS, 2001, Super 8 and video on DV, color, sound, 22 min.
by Scott Treleaven
3. Dr. Christ Teen Sex Surrogate (excerpt from "Three Faces of Women")US, 1994, VHS, color, sound, 25 min.
by Rick Castro
Our Gay BrothersUS, 1993, 16mm, color, sound, 9 min.
by Greta Snider
Screenings This Season
Note to Self: Psychosexual Films of Nazli Dinçel Feb. 23
Short Cuts VII: Space Time Being Mar. 5 + 6
Dirty Looks: First Three Years + Hardcore Home Movies Apr. 8
Black Cinema 1: Image and Mirage, Meaning and Identity Apr. 25
A Super 8 Odyssey: Films of David Domingo May. 22
Who are US Tour 2016: Observations from the 21st Century American Road Jun. 17
Down a Hard Hole