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TRUE BLUE & DREAMY I: The Short Films of Curt McDowell – FREE!
October 11, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TRUE BLUE & DREAMY I:
THE SHORT FILMS OF CURT McDOWELL
Recent 16mm Restorations
STINKY WIENERS AND DREAMY BEAVERS
The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival is THRILLED to be able to share two programs of the recent restorations of the 16mm shorts of the legendary figure from 1970s San Francisco and cinema’s sexually antic underground.
McDowell — the director of the horror movie/porn film parody THUNDERCRACK! (which, truth, the Festival has screened twice) — was a singular spirit, as flagrantly confessional as he was cinematically playful. HIs films are the best sort of home movies: as they, at times, illustrate the pages of his sexual diary, his films are exuberantly _films_ delighting in the available possibilities of artifice, melodrama, performance and more.
We lost McDowell to AIDS in 1987 at the age of 42.
STINKY WIENERS AND DREAMY BEAVERS will feature:
AINSLIE TRAILER (for Underground Cinema 12)
(16mm, color, sound, 2min., 1972)
(16mm, b/w, sound, 11min., 1971)
WIENERS AND BUNS MUSICAL
(16mm, b/w, sound, 13.5min., 1972)
TRUE BLUE AND DREAMY
(16mm, b/w, sound, 12.5min., 1973)
(16mm, b/w, sound, 9min., 1973)
THE MEAN BROTHERS “GET STOOD UP”
(16mm, bw, sound, 3.5min., 1973)
(16mm, b/w, sound, 3min., 1974)
BEAVER FEVER (16mm, b/w, sound, 19.5min., 1974)
Total Running Time = 74min.
All films to be presented on 16mm
Restorations courtesy of ACADEMY FILM ARCHIVE
Much love to MARK TOSCANO
Thanks also to CANYON CINEMA
TRUE BLUE & DREAMY:
The SHORT FILMS OF CURT McDOWELL
Program II: PEEING INTO THE WIND
will screen Tuesday, October 18, 7pm
Experimental Tuesdays at the Union Cinema
as part of the
31st Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival
QUEER ZINE ARCHIVE PROJECT
EXPERIMENTAL TUESDAYS AT THE UNION CINEMA
The 31st Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival opens on Wednesday, October 12th and continues October 14-23.
The Festival is presented by the Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres in the UWM Peck School of the Arts.
The Festival is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Cream City Foundation, Wisconsin Gazette, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, Milwaukee Pride, Jack H. Smith of Shorewest Realtors, Bronze Optical, and Joseph R. Pabst.