Queer Disorientations


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This series brings together an eclectic range of moving image media productions that deal with questions of gender and sexuality in inventive and challenging ways. Moving beyond the purview of lesbian and gay cinema, it offers a platform for a wide variety of queer work, highlighting both recent and historically significant material that speaks to the intersection of queer politics, theory, and history.This partnership is supported through IU Cinema’s Creative Collaborations program.

This series is sponsored by The Media School, Cinema and Media Studies, Center for Documentary Research and Practice, Cultural Studies Program, Kinsey Institute, and IU Cinema. Special thanks to Ryan Powell.

Additional Queer Disorientations Events:

Curating Dirty Looks and Presenting the Queer Cinematic Avant-Garde+ April 24 – Tuesday – 4:00 p.m. Working across genres, from experimental film platform Dirty Looks to international film festivals and fine-art exhibitions, Bradford Nordeen traces a decade of work in curation and publishing with institutions like the MoMA, The Kitchen, and The Broad, as well as alternative spaces, in this lively lecture. +Lecture takes place in the Franklin Hall Commons in The Media School. Free, no ticket required. (90 min.) Hardcore Home Movies (Shorts Program)* (1989–2001) Various Directors April 25 – Wednesday – 7:00 p.m. 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. Program includes the films The Salivation Army (22 min., 2001, Scott Treleaven) and The Troublemakers (20 min., 1990, G.B. Jones). *Screening takes place in the IU Moving Image Archive Screening Room in the Herman B Wells Library. Free, but reservations required: http://iub.libcal.com/calendar/screening-room.