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Jan 23, 7:00 PM: Film and AIDS: Blue

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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. 1/23/2017 @ 7:00 PM Blue (Derek Jarman, 1993) · In Derek Jarman's final film, made just before the artist died of an AIDS-related illness, a single projected monochrome blue serves as a metonym for his failing eyesight. Jarman and his cast recite a poetic script that explores interpretations of the color blue through narrative vignettes of his illness and a searching spirituality. This provocative film evokes the images it refuses to show, using the medium to invite the viewer into the space of physical deterioration. runtime: 79m format: 35mm

Date: January 23, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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