After being wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two little girls during the Satanic Panic witchhunt era of the 80s and 90s, four Latina lesbians fight against mythology, homophobia, and prosecutorial fervor in their struggle for exoneration in this riveting ‘True Crime’ tale.
Co-sponsored by the Honors College, Pride Alliance, and the Office of LGBTQ Affairs
Coming-of-age story of a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice—as a musician, a friend, a son–and works to gain the love and support of his mother, who has deep misgivings about her child’s transition. Along the way, Bennett forges a powerful friendship with his idol, Joe Stevens, a celebrated transgender musician, with his own demons to fight.
In Person Post-screening Q&A with legendary filmmaker Barbara Hammer!
The Loft Cinema / FREE
Presented by the UA Poetry Center, and co-sponsors the UA Institute for LGBT Studies, Gender & Women's Studies, Exploded View Cinema, and Joe and Janet Hollander
“Hammer weaves together anecdotal fragments and imagery to build a portrait of a poet as a lesbian at a time when nobody talked of such things openly. Elizabeth Bishop had told Robert Lowell, whom she met in the ’40s, that she was "the loneliest person in the world"; Hammer crafts a vivid picture of how loneliness worked as a driving force in Bishop’s life and work.
Co-sponsors: The Department of Anthropology, The Department of Women's Studies, The Committee on LGBT Studies, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, UA Pride Alliance, Arizona Center for the Media Arts, and the Slavin Fund for Excellence in the Media Arts
Su Friedrich documents her personal journey through a multitude of often unexplained illnesses and the problems she faced while encountering the medical establishment…
Human Thing (Kate Brown, 2007, Canada and U.S., 3:40 min)
Animated music video for the Be Good Tanyas. This is a hand-made cottage industry animation using the technique of rotoscopy, and experiments in animation with beads. Each frame is digitally photographed with back light allowing many layers for each frame.
Before the screening
Cornell University media scholar Amy Villarejo introduces the evening with a brief talk about the changing lesbian media landscape from the early 90s to 2007.
Modern Languages Auditorium / FREE
Post screening reception Followed by a reception at Old Town Artisans with live music from Sabra Faulk and Mitzi Cowell
With a quarter century of stand-up under her belt, Kate Clinton calls herself “the last lesbian comic standing.” But where Kate really stands is at the forefront of the lesbian movement, where her sharp, politically charged humor has made her a celebrated voice of enlightenment and empowerment.