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Oct 25 :: MAJOR! film screening at the New School

MAJOR! (95 min., 2015, Dir. Annalise Ophelian)

a film screening & discussion with StormMiguel Florez, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, & Annalise Ophelian

October 25, Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 pm

StormMiguel Florez, co-producer/editor of MAJOR!

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, transgender activist

Annalise Ophelian, producer/director of MAJOR!

Please RSVP here.

MAJOR! follows the life and campaigns of Miss […]

February 10: Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same film screening

Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (76 min., 2012, Dir. Madeleine Olnek)

a film screening & discussion with Madeleine Olnek & Laura Terruso

February 10, Wednesday 6 to 8 pm

Madeleine Olnek, director & writer

Laura Terruso, producer

The adventures of lesbian space aliens on the planet Earth, and the story of the romance […]

February 5: Welcome to This House film screening with Barbara Hammer

Welcome to This House (79 min., 2015, Dir. Barbara Hammer)

a film screening & discussion with Barbara Hammer & Barbara Browning

February 5, Friday 6 to 8 pm

Barbara Hammer, visual artist & filmmaker

Barbara Browning, Performance Studies, New York University

Welcome To This House (2015) is a feature documentary film on the homes […]

October 5: Suffragette, film screening

Suffragette (2015, 106 min., Dir. Sarah Gavron)

a pre-release film screening

October 5, Monday 6 pm

Introduced (via Skype from London) by Director Sarah Gavron.

Inspired by true events, Suffragette movingly explores the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their […]

October 2: Margarita With a Straw

Margarita With a Straw (2014, 100 min., Dir. Shonali Bose & Nilesh Maniyar)

a film screening & discussion with Shonali Bose

October 2, Friday 6 to 8 pm

Screening of a feature film about a rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy who leaves India to study in New York. On her journey of self-discovery, […]

March 5: Mosquita y Mari film screening & discussion

Mosquita y Mari (2012, 85 min., Dir: Aurora Guerrero)

a screening & discussion with Emily Cohen & Aurora Guerrero

March 5, Thursday 6 to 8 pm

Aurora Guerrero, filmmaker

Emily Cohen, anthropologist & filmmaker

A coming of age story focusing on a tender friendship between two young Chicanas. Film trailer here.

Kimmel Center […]

January 28: The Foxy Merkins

The Foxy Merkins (2013, 81 min., Dir. Madeleine Olnek)

a screening & discussion with Madeleine Olnek & Laura Terruso

January 28, Wednesday 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Madeleine Olnek, director

Laura Terruso, producer

moderator: Ann Pellegrini, Performance Studies and Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University

Margaret is a down-on-her-luck lesbian […]

Oct 3: De Sidere 7, film screening & discussion

De Sidere 7

a screening & discussion with Nicolas Grandi & Lata Mani

October 3, Friday 5 to 7pm

Renowned Indian feminist scholar Lata Mani and Argentinian filmmaker Nicolas Grandi present their recent collaboration, an experimental 38 minute video entitled De Sidere 7, a meditation on desire, queer embodiment, and urban space shot in […]

January 31: After Tiller film screening

After Tiller

a film screening & discussion with Faye Ginsburg, Martha Shane, & Lana Wilson

Friday, January 31 6 to 8 pm

Post-screening discussion with co-directors and -producers Martha Shane and Lana Wilson.

Moderated by Faye Ginsburg, Center for Media, Culture & History, New York University

After Tiller (85 min, 2013, Dirs: Martha […]

REVIEW: Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded: “Things Change A Lot”

slaying the dragon

Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded: “Things Change A Lot” New York University, 27 October 2011

The screening and panel discussion of Slaying the Dragon: Reloaded, co-sponsored by the NYU Asian/Pacific/American Institute and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, reflected the importance of “reloading” an analysis of popular representations of Asian women. The film […]

* FALL 2016 EVENTS *

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State of the Union: Poetry of Witness

State of the Union: Poetry of Witness

a poetry reading with Janani Balasubramanian & Camille Rankine

December 13, Tuesday
6 to 8 pm

Jefferson Market Library
Willa Cather Room, First Floor
425 Avenue of the Americas
NYC