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Closing Night! A Place in History, Placing History: Selected Non-Fiction
November 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
32nd Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival
A PLACE IN HISTORY, PLACING HISTORY:
We close the 32nd Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival with this program of short films, works that reflect on the past — work with or from the past — or document interventions into the present, as a way of forging an understanding of where we are today. Or where and how we are to go.
Works to screen include:
THE STREETS ARE OUR: TWO LIVES CROSS IN KARACHI
Michelle Fiordaliso, 16min., 2016
The meeting of Fawzia Mirza, an American actress (and star and screenwiter of our Opening Night film (Signature Move) and Sabeen Mahmud, a world-renowned Pakistani activist and curator equipped with a remarkable sense and fireceness, provides an expansive lens on personal liberties dared in the glare of fundamentalism.
JAMES BALDWIN #1-#5
Marco Kane Braunschweiler, HD Video, 4min., 11 seconds, 2014
“I want to add to the discourse of work around Baldwin and this is a poetic response to his oeuvre. Listening to Baldwin talking I felt he was speaking to me, imploring me to think, to change. As my contribution, I’m stripping away the image to underscore the natural effect the photograph has to condense and flatten time and show just how little has changed in 50 years.”
THE COLOUR OF HIS HAIR
Sam Ashby, 16mm on DCP, 23min., 2017
Based on an unrealised film script written in 1964 for The Homosexual Law Reform Society, a British organisation that campaigned for the decriminalisation of homosexual relations between men, The Colour of His Hair merges drama and documentary into an impressionistic meditation on queer life under the law.
BAYARD & ME
Matt Wolf, 16min., 2017
Bayard Rustin was the organizer of the March on Washington and one of the leaders of the civil rights movement. In the 1980s Bayard adopted his younger boyfriend Walter Naegle to obtain the legal protections of marriage. In this intimate love story, Walter remembers Bayard and a time when gay marriage was inconceivable. He reflects on the little known phenomena of intergenerational gay adoption and its connection to the civil rights movement.
Winner: Outfest Grand Jury Prize for Short Film.
THE TOWN I LIVE IN
Guadalupe Rosale and Matt Wolf, 10min., 30 seconds, 2017
The artist Guadalupe Rosales wanted to resist the erasure of history, so she created a monumental archive of Los Angeles youth culture called Veteranas and Rucas on instagram. But when anti-gentrification activists in her Los Angeles neighborhood Boyle Heights begin protesting art galleries, Rosales gets caught in the middle of a heated conflict. A Field of Vision production
Sky Hopinka, 16min., 57sec., 2017
An incomplete and imperfect portrait of reflections from Standing Rock. With Cleo Keahna. Activist/Writer Cleo Keahna will be in attendance at the screening!
ID#5: WINEGROWER, MUSICIAN, FARMER
Emília Ondriašová, Slovakia, 8min., 2016
An intimate confession of a farmer woman who really doesn’t like sharing her story.
Admisson, tickets available at door.
UWM Union Cinema Box Office Open 30min. prior to showtime
FREE for students
Festival passes available:
See all of the 2017 Festival for only $50!
The 32nd Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival is presented by the Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres and is made possible thanks to our generous sponsors, who include UWM Union Programming; Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Eldon E. Murray Fund; Milwaukee Pride; Joseph R. Pabst; Richard Kaul; Burbach & Stansbury S.C., Attorneys at Law; Cream City Foundation’s Sutton Place Fund & Valentine Fund; Planned Parenthood; BESTD Clinic; Northwestern Mutual; AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin; and many other generous businesses, community groups, and individuals.