followed at 8:30 PM by a special performance by Kiki and Herb's JUSTIN BOND
$15 (includes all evening events from 7 PM on)
OR $50 all-inclusive five-day pass available at www.mondohomo.com
still from Barbara Hammer's Dyketactics (1974)
NOTE EARLY START TIME - Films will begin promptly at 7:00 PM!
In the 1970s, San Francisco became an international vanguard of the Gay Liberation movement. In campy, anarchic film and theater works and onscreen explorations of their own sexual experience, gay and lesbian filmmakers in 1970s San Francisco fused politics, sex, and art, and created a body of work that is as radical as it is entertaining. As part of the five-day arts festival Mondo Homo, Film Love presents two nights of rare films from a legendary time and place in queer history.
Part 1: Bodies - the sexual revolution on screen Ranging from tender to political to obsessed, each of these San Francisco filmmakers represents sex on screen as a revolutionary act. Barbara Hammer’s pioneer 70s films brought explicit lesbian sexuality to audiences, while Curt McDowell’s direct, brutally frank filmmaking style culminates in Loads, a notorious filmed diary of his anonymous sexual encounters, and Ronnie, a humorous and affecting portrait of a straight hustler who will switch teams if the money's right. Coni Beeson’s Holding documents the intimacy of a young lesbian couple at the beginning of the Women’s Movement, while Michael Wallin’s The Place Between Our Bodies explores the filmmaker’s search for emotional (and sexual) connection in the cruising atmosphere of mid-70s San Francisco.
NOTE: This program contains graphic imagery.
Dyketactics (Barbara Hammer, 1974) 4 minutes, 16mm
Ronnie (Curt McDowell, 1972) 7 minutes, 16mm screened on video
Holding (Constance Beeson, 1971) 13 minutes, 16mm
The Place Between Our Bodies (Michael Wallin, 1975) 33 minutes, 16mm
Multiple Orgasm (Barbara Hammer, 1977) 10 minutes, 16mm
Loads (Curt McDowell, 1980) 22 minutes, 16mm
QUEER SAN FRANCISCO 1970-1980 is a Film Love event. The Film Love series provides access to rare but important films, and seeks to increase awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde film. The series is curated and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006.
QUEER SAN FRANCISCO is co-sponsored by the following organizations and departments at Emory University: American Studies, the Office of LGBT Life, Studies in Sexualities, and Women's Studies.
Michael Wallin, The Place Between Our Bodies, 1975
music Mondo Homo: JUSTIN BOND
8:30PM - 10:00PM Price: see below
Tony nominee and star of stage, screen, and cabaret Justin Bond (Shortbus, Kiki & Herb) performs Rites of Spring