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Jan 30, 7:00 PM: Film and AIDS: Silence = Death

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Mondays at Doc Films Film and AIDS: Early Queer Responses to the AIDS Epidemic Programmed by Daniel Schultz and Alex Wolfson Drawing from a range of directors, this series surveys a diversity of aesthetic reactions to the AIDS epidemic, from queer revolt to Hollywood recuperation. The films negotiate the somatic and psychic pressures of the illness by contesting the moral, racial, sexual, and gendered discourses that surround its experience, presenting film as a site of both political intervention and stylistic experimentation. Films include Gregg Araki's The Living End, Derek Jarman's Blue, and Jonathan Demme's Philadelphia. This series was supported by The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago. 1/30/2017 @ 7:00 PM Silence = Death (Rosa von Praunheim, 1990) · The first of Rosa von Praunheim and Phil Zucker's collaborative AIDS trilogy, this documentary explores queer responses to the epidemic by New York-based artists. Interviews with painters such as Keith Haring and poet Allen Ginsberg are interspersed with performance vignettes by David Wojnarowicz that protest the bigoted hypocrisy and moral shaming of AIDS victims. The film, and the activist-inspired art it presents, are calls to action and forms of resisting silence. Print courtesy of the Academy Film Archive runtime: 60m format: 16mm

Date: January 30, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

See:http://docfilms.uchicago.edu/dev/calendar/2017/winter/mondays.shtml

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