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2010-11

WELCOME to the 18th ANNUAL LESBIAN LOOKS!

S P O N S O R S
Institute for LGBT Studies
School of Theatre, Film & Television
McClelland Institute for Children, Youth &  Families
University Libraries
Hanson Film Institute
The Office of LGBTQ Affairs
ASUA Pride Alliance
English
Anthropology
Gender & Women's Studies
College of Fine Arts Small Grant
OPENING NIGHT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 7:30pm
Play in the Gray
(Jonathan Skurnik, 2010)

The onset of puberty has created an identity crisis for Anneke.  Does she want to be a boy or a girl when she grows up—or something in between?

View trailer on YouTube.

Play in the Gray
(Kaitlin Meelia, 2010)

All The Kings Men is a drag and cabaret inspired theater troupe based in Boston. Their electrifying, award-winning show challenges the notion of what it means to "be a man" or "be a woman," shedding light on what happens when the answer is not that easy.

Go to film website.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 5:30pm
Marshall 211 (Marshall Bldg, 845 N. Park Ave.) / FREE
NEW THIS YEAR!
Real Gir's Guide to Everything Else

Check out some of today's hottest webseries, and then join UA alum Reena Dutt, an actor and associate producer on The Real Girl's Guide to Everything Else, for a discussion of the exciting new world of online media.

Get the whole scoop on the Virtual Lesbian Looks 2010 page...

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 7:30pm
FROM THE ARCHIVES
25th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF
Desert Hearts
(Donna Deitch, 1985)

The first lesbian film that does not end in tragedy. Based on the Jane Rule novel, Desert of the Heart, the film is set in 1959 Nevada. Prim Columbia University professor Vivian comes to Reno in search of a divorce, and meets wild, irresistible Cay. The unforgettable love scene is worth the wait. Featuring stunning cinematography, moving performances and a killer soundtrack packed with 50s hits by Patsy Cline, Gene Vincent and more. Desert Hearts is ready to woo a whole new generation of LGBT movie fans.

View trailer on YouTube.

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 7:30pm
Bye Bi Love
(Giovanna Chesler, 2010)

"How do you open an invitation to the wedding of your ex-girlfriend?" As Vera conjures her previous relationships over one sleepless night, her memories of ex-lovers are evoked by the objects they bring with them, as they both enter into and depart from her home.

Go to film website.

Tierra Madre
(Dylan Verrechia, 2010)

Based on the true life story of its star, Aidee Gonzalez, from Aidee’s beginning as an erotic dancer, to the harsh realities of raising her children, first alone and then with a new girlfriend, Rosalba, who also works at the club. When Rosalba also decides to get pregnant, Aidee agrees to help her find a man to do the job, hoping to ensure he isn’t so handsome that she loses Rosalba to the donor.

In the tradition of the films of Satyajit Ray, De Sica and Luis Buñuel, Tierra Madre was shot with a cast of all non-actors, during a three week period, with a budget of $2,000 and a crew of one.

Tierra Madre received the Jury Prize for Best Feature Film at the Cinesul Ibero-Americano Film Festival, the Golden Palm Award at the Mexico Film Festival, the Honorable Mention Prize at the New Jersey Film Festival, the Silver Lei Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the Honolulu Film Festival, Best Feature Film at the Reeling Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival, Jury's Honorable Mention at the Morelia International Film Festival, Best Feature Film at the Barcelona International Film Festival.

Go to film website.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 7:30pm
The Topp Twins
(Leanne Pooley, 2009)

New Zealand twins Jools and Lynda Topp, one of the most successful comedy/folk duos in New Zealand, are known not only for their extremely catchy music but also their hilarious character acts and political activism. They started out as young farmers with a penchant for songwriting and became superstars in their country as well as two of the first positive lesbian role models of their time.

ALSO FEATURING a live pre-show musical performance by singer/songwriter (and "one-woman band") JESS HAWK OAKENSTAR, rocking The Loft with her unique brand of folk/rock/blues/swing!

Go to film website.