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Jan 9, 7:00 PM: Film and AIDS: The Living End

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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. 1/9/2017 @ 7:00 PM The Living End (Gregg Araki, 1992) · This classic of the New Queer Cinema is both sexy and funny, while still taking on the AIDS crisis in a critical way. In this "gay Thelma and Louise", Jon, a timid film critic, takes home Luke, a sexy drifter who turns a supposed one-night stand into a crime-filled road trip. Both HIV positive, they turn their backs on their lives, embracing a new way of living ruled by the motto, "Fuck Everything." This film is a statement against Hollywoodizing of the AIDS epidemic. runtime: 81m format: Digital

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

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

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