The Forty-Year-Old Version

a conversation with Radha Blank & Anna Maria Horsford Register for this free Zoom webinar here. In the film The Forty-Year-Old Version, desperate for a breakthrough as she nears the big 4-0, struggling New York City playwright Radha finds inspiration by reinventing herself as a rapper. Join the film’s director Radha Blank and award-winning actress […]


October 3, Monday: The Lulu Sessions (S. Casper Wong, USA, 2011) with director S. Casper Wong and New School professor Lana Lin November 7, Wednesday: Experimental films by Aykan Safoğlu & Sylvia Schedelbauer November 27, Tuesday: Lesbian Factory (Susan Chen, Taiwan, 2010) November 28, Wednesday: Rainbow Popcorn (Susan Chen, Taiwan, 2013) Click HERE for full […]

April 28: I Cannot Tell You How I Feel (41 min, 2016) & The Ties That Bind (55 min, 1985)

I Cannot Tell You How I Feel (41 min, 2016) & The Ties That Bind (55 min, 1985) film screenings & discussion with Su Friedrich April 28, Friday 5 to 7 pm Experimental filmmaker Su Friedrich presents her latest documentary, I Cannot Tell You How I Feel, featuring her mother Lore, who protests being taken to an independent […]

Nov 11 to 13 :: BEYOND THE SCORCHED EARTH OF COUNTER-CINEMA: Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen

Beyond the Scorched Earth of Counter-Cinema: Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen a retrospective curated by Oliver Fuke featuring Laura Mulvey & many others November 11 to 13, Friday to Sunday times TBA This is the first U.S. retrospective devoted to the individual and collaborative features of film theorists Laura Mulvey (b.1941) and Peter Wollen (b.1938). After writing […]

Nov 4 :: PLEASURE PRINCIPLES: Bad Asians, Bottomhood, & the Belated Archive

Pleasure Principles: Bad Asians, Bottomhood, & the Belated Archive screenings & discussion with Erica Cho, Nguyen Tan Hoang, & Eve Oishi, and moderated by Gayatri Gopinath November 4, Friday 7 to 9 pm RSVP required. Click here to register. Curated by Leeroy Kang, A/P/A Institute Visiting Scholar As a historical, temporal, and aesthetic exploration into queer experimental Asian/Pacific cinema, this […]

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 hooker in training. She meets […]

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 New […]

Oct 9: New Queer Cinema: New Politics?

New Queer Cinema/New Politics? a Bentson Dean’s Lecture Series lecture by B. Ruby Rich Wednesday, October 9 5:30 to 7 pm B. Ruby Rich, Film & Digital Media, UC Santa Cruz Rich will revisit the terrain of this 1990s cinema movement movement by examining it—-with film clips-—in the context of our contemporary sociopolitical order. Rich, […]

Nov 29: "Legalizing Eroticism": Masochism, Pleasure, and Queer Spectatorship in Mexican ‘Rumbera’ Films (1940s-1950s)

a talk by Laura G. Gutiérrez November 29, Thursday 6:30 to 8:30 pm Department of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor Laura G. Gutiérrez, Spanish and Portuguese, University of Arizona This presentation examines a number of cinematic texts that belong to a corpus of films from the so-called Golden-Age of Mexican cinema […]

Sexed Asian Machines: On the Communicability of Multimedia

A Brown Bag Lunch Talk with Jian Chen September 20, Monday 12:30 to 1:45 pm Jian Chen, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU Prior to the multimedia convergence initiated by mass digitalization, documentary and pornographic film/video offered the experiences of communicability and interactivity now attributed to “post-cinematic” multimedia. Pornography and documentary are arguably anti-cinematic forms […]