QUEER MIGRATIONS & DIASPORIC INTIMACIES FILM SERIES
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)
All screenings begin at 6 pm.
Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor
The film series Queer Migrations & Diasporic Intimacies runs throughout the fall, foregrounding intimate queer worlds that often get eclipsed in narratives of migration and diaspora. Reaching from experimental shorts, to personal stories, to activist documentaries from Asia and the Asian diasporas, the series features forms of world-making that while shaped by the forces of global capital and patriarchal nationalism, move beyond the latters’ limiting paradigms. Come join the filmmakers as they present their works on love, loss, and relishing silliness that include a Turkish homage on James Baldwin (Safoğlu), a retrieval of unremembered interracial intimacy through found footage (Schedelbauer), an exploration of the tumultuous love life of lesbian Filipina migrant workers (Chen), and a NY-based filmmaker’s capturing attempt to document the last days of her closest person (Wong).
Co-sponsored by the NYU Asian Film & Media Initiative, Department of Cinema Studies; Asian/Pacific/American Institute; and Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality.
This event is free & open to the public. Venue is wheelchair-accessible. For more information about this event, please contact the NYU Department of Cinema Studies at 212-998-1600.