Dirty Looks: 8 Years On

This is a past event. Saturday, April 20 at 7:00pm

NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium 1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR, 97205

Queer film collective Dirty Looks compiles eight years of experimental screenings for a shorts program of signature delights that queer the pop cannon and (under)mine history for all of her unanswered questions. Ranging from digital drag revisionism to post-bohemian celluloid, Dirty Looks: 8 Years On reassesses the past through a fiercely queer and politicized lens, asking “Who brought us here?” and “Where are we now?” Ranging from 16mm films, super-8 transfers, Hi8, HD video and Getty stock footage, this DL Cliff’s Notes screening spins circles around contemporary queer subjectivities, snarling with a punk zeal and a utopian demand for more. Come early for a reception and stay for a post-screening discussion with Dirty Looks curator and creative director Bradford Nordeen.

This screening is part of a Dirty Looks three-stop tour in Portland, which includes a lecture with Nordeen at PNCA on April 18, 2019 and a screening of Rosa von Praunheim’s City of Lost Souls (1983) at the Hollywood Theatre on April 19, 2019.

Amphetamine, U.S., 1966 dir. Warren Sonbert and Wendy Appel (10 mins., 16mm)

100 Boyfriends Mixtape (the demo), U.S., 2017 dir. Brontez Purnell (8 mins., S8 to digital)

Frenzy, U.S., 1993, dir. Jill Reiter (12 mins., S8 to digital)

Poppers, U.S., 2013, dir. Lila De Magalhaes (5 mins., digital)

Onward Lossless Follows, U.S., 2017, dir. Michael Robinson (17mins., digital)

Liberaceón, US, 2011, dir. Chris E. Vargas (13 mins., SD video)

tongue job, US, 2013, dir Aimee Goguen, (4 mins., Hi8-to-digital)

Encounters I May or May Not Have Had with Peter Berlin, US, 2012, dir. Mariah Garnett (15 mins., 16mm)


**Reception at 6pm

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