Preceded by IF EVERY GIRL HAD A DIARY (1990, dir. Sadie Benning / USA, 8 min. In English / Format: Digital) and OBLIVION (1969, dir. Tom Chomont / USA, 6 min. Silent / Format: Digital).
“THE LIVING END is engaged with culture and angry at it.” - Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
August 9 & 13 | In Araki’s raw and raucous road movie, Luke, a restless and reckless drifter, and Jon, a cynical film critic - both HIV positive - embark on a semi-surrealistic trip across a desolate stretch of America. Preceded by IF EVERY GIRL HAD A DIARY (1990, dir. Sadie Benning / USA, 8 min. In English / Format: Digital), Benning’s transformation of a childhood bedroom into a production space for crafting intimate explorations of gender identity; and OBLIVION (1969, dir. Tom Chomont / USA, 6 min. Silent / Format: Digital, restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, with funding through the Avant-Garde Masters program funded by The Film Foundation and administered by the National Film Preservation Foundation), a rapidly cut film that activates the viewer to contemplate the relationship between a sleeping man and the erotically charged images in the frame.
Pioneers of Queer Cinema Series: In partnership with the UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents differing, often radical explorations of sexual orientation and gender identity. Pioneers of Queer Cinema introduces and reacquaints audiences with landmark queer works and their makers, while inspiring new conversations and renewed action surrounding the complex obstacles LGBTQ+ communities continue to face. View full series here.
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