This film series brings together an eclectic range of films that deal with questions of gender and sexuality in inventive, challenging, and often unlikely ways. Moving beyond the purview of lesbian and/ or gay cinema, the series creates a platform for a wide variety of film and video work of queer import, from avant-garde and arthouse to classic Hollywood and recent transnational cinema. Highlighting current work at the intersection of cinema studies and queer politics, theory, and history, each screening features a tailored introduction.
This series is sponsored by Cinema and Media Studies program, The Kinsey Institute, Cultural Studies Program, the departments of American Studies and Gender Studies, and IU Cinema. Queer Disorientations is curated by Ryan Powell, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies in The Media School.