Thursday, 22 March 2012

Everything you always wanted to know about New Queer Cinema but were afraid to ask...

It's already 20 years since B. Ruby Rich coined the phrase New Queer Cinema and the drive behind a whole generation of politically conscious aesthetically radical filmmakers was made apparent.Two decades on and Club des Femmes are celebrating this pioneering and liberating work born in reaction to 80s conservatism and the tide of homophobia generated by the AIDS crisis.

Has time moved on? To mark the 20th anniversary of New Queer Cinema this special event will be a fast forward through its history.

Fasten your seatbelts for Sophie Mayer's whistlestop NQC 101 lecture and take a trip back in time to watch Lisa Cholodenko's High Art and Cheryl Farthing's Rosebud with a renewed cinematic gaze.

Here's the information, hope to see you there,

Sarah & Selina

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about New Queer Cinema but were Afraid to Ask...

April 14 2012, 4p.m.
Aubin Cinema, 64-66 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP
0845 604 8486
Tickets: £8

Two worlds collide when a preppy young intern at a photography magazine becomes entangled in the world of an older woman photographer in pursuit of her scoop. Drugs, sex and art prove too heady a temptation as Cholodenko pitches the culture of celebrity up against an ageing post-Warhol generation interested in a very different kind of exposure.

Kay moves into a new flat and finds herself unexpectedly intrigued by the open sexuality of the lipstick lesbian couple next door. Surprised and turned on by the intensity of her feelings, she sets out to change her desire into reality. An erotic tale of voyeurism, power dressing and fantasy, clad in an aesthetic that typified lesbianism in the 90’s. Watch out for painter Sadie Lee’s turn as a leather biker girl.

Sophie Mayer is the author of The Cinema of Sally Potter: A Politics of Love (Wallflower, 2009), co-editor of There She Goes: Feminist Filmmaking and Beyond (Wayne State, 2009) and a regular contributor to Sight & Sound and The F-Word. She shares news, thoughts & poems at

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