Emboldened by our success, our curating became more targeted, and we actually began to preview work before screening it to the public.
- Spring 1994, Lesbian Looks II
Highlights of Lesbian Looks II in Spring 1994 included two now-classic documentaries: Aerlyn Weissman and Lynne Fernie’s Forbidden Love, and Ellen Spiro’s queer tour of the south, Greetings from Out Here, plus a wide variety of indie shorts.
- Forbidden Love
(Aerlyn Weissman and Lynne Fernie)
- Greetings from Out Here
- It Wasn't Love
- Brains on Toast
(Joyan Saunders and Liss Platt)
- War on Lesbians
- 24 Hours a Day
- Free Bird
- Fall 1994, Queer Looks
That fall, we figured we could get an even bigger audience if we broadened the focus to include Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s Oscar-winning film about the AIDS quilt, Common Threads, Tom Joslin and Peter Friedman’s devastating Silverlake Life, and Isaac Julien’s lyrical, mixed-mode meditation on the life and times of Langston Hughes. We dubbed the season Queer Looks, but alas almost nobody came. It became evident that the appeal of Lesbian Looks was not just what was on the screen, but who was in the audience.
- Silverlake Life
(Tom Joslin and Peter Friedman)
- Looking for Langston
- Beyond Imagining: Margaret Anderson and the "Little Review"
- Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt
(Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman)
- She Don't Fade
- The Potluck and the Passion