Beginning with Karen Johannesen’s Super-8mm film CHROMATIC and ending with Jack Smith’s YELLOW SEQUENCE, the films in this program describe gender through abstractions, flashes, gestures, and color motifs. Ultra-saturated flowers fade into perverse pastels, while monochromatic color pallets transfigure into crystal prisms.
This program derives from “INFRARED: In Celebration of the Compton’s Transgender District.”
Curated by Malic Amalya. Screening films by Karen Johannesen, The Wreck Family, Blake Williams, Mykki Blanco, Tina Takemoto, Mark Aguhar, Fox Whitney, Stom Sogo, Joey Carducci, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, and Jack Smith.
THE CINEMA OF GENDER TRANSGRESSION: TRANS FILM
April 25-May 1, organized by Joey Carducci & Madsen Minax
An extensive, ongoing series exploring the ways in which cinema has intersected with the experiences, struggles, and ideas of transgender, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming lives and communities. Organized with the participation of a variety of guest curators, the series showcases contemporary films and videos that explore concepts related to gender transgression as well as films that have had historical resonance within and beyond these communities.
Special support provided by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Support has also been provided by The Shelley Donald Rubin Foundation.