Posts Tagged ‘documentary’
Still Black, the documentary directed by Kortney Ryan Ziegler and produced by Awilda Rodriguez Lora exploring the life of six black transgender men, has had a world wide treck since I first blogged about it. Several awards and countless sold-out screenings later, you can now buy the DVD over at stillblackfilm.org
Having just enjoyed myself immensely at Threat Level, it’s great to watch hosts Actor Slash Model’s sample of “Riot Acts,” their documentary about trans musicians. Its stated aim “Flaunting gender deviance in music performance” seems spot on, with a wide range of gender expressions as well as musical styles and fierce editing skills to boot. This sample really gets me excited for the final thing. September ’09 is the promised release date, keep up to date with the project and the Chicago based film makers at actorslashmodel.com
*Ky Dickens, Photo By The Chicago Reader
It has been a long time coming, and the people behind the extremely important documentary Fish Out of Water have been working hard to get out a quality product. Refining and re-cutting, you know how it goes. This weekend, NYC gets the official premiere of the trailer for the movie and a hot-ass party to boot. Palmsout Sounds DJ’s and free swag make this a great night out for a great cause! The film confronts the issue of homosexuality and the bible, interviewing people through out the United States and the across the spectrum of the argument (OH AND ALSO, a certain someone named Kaki King is scoring the damn thing, holy cow). You can check out TPR’s podcast with the Chicago-based film maker Ky Dickens here. Deets below, get out and be out for Fish Out of Water!
Bait and Tackle: A ‘Fish out of Water’ film Fundraiser
Saturday, February 28th 10pm
Monkey Town, 58 N. 3rd Street Williamsburg, Brooklyn (L Train to Bedford)
Featuring: DJ Chaz Requina (Palms Out), DJ Patrick Wimberly (Chairlift), Elizabeth Harper and the Matinee and…
The Premiere of the Fish out of Water trailer
First 50 guests receive a gift bag including a Time Out New York guidebook
Tickets: $10/advance, $15/door. visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/55042 to purchase.
*Trailer for Otto
TPR has tickets to give away to Reeling, Chicago’s annual GLBT Film Festival. We have one pair of tickets to Saturday, November 8th’s 10pm screening of “Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band” and one pair of tix to Sunday, November 9th’s 8pm screening of Bruce La Bruce’s “Otto; Or, Up With Dead People”. Pansy Division is at the Landmark and Otto is at the Lakeshore Theatre. In order to win these tickets, you must send an email to thinkpinkradio((@))gmail.com and tell me what is your other favorite queer blog and why. It can be any queer, gay, bi, lesbian, trans or whatever blog that you have identified as such (that’s where the why part comes in). GLBT film fests can sway surprisingly mainstream, so TPR is happy to support these alterna-queer shows. Full schedule for Reeling here.
The Otto screening is part of a larger costume party:
Break out your scariest, bloodiest zombie attire for a fabulous costume party hosted by Chicago-area drag queens in honor of the comedic horror, Otto; or, Up With Dead People. And enjoy a special live performance by mutant punk rockers, Hotlips Messiah (www.myspace.com/hotlipsmessiah).
Stay tuned for more info on Reeling events, including their new queer music showcase: Rock Reeling!
*Trailer for Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band
When talking about religion, practitioners might get zealous and non-believers roll their eyes. It’s a tough realm to engage in without chips flying, Ky Dickens is trying to capture the debate on homosexuality and the bible on camera and with a light tone. Using animation and narration, the film she has been making for about 2 years is in its final stages, and needs one final push to get it out of the power mac and onto screens across the country. An extensive amount of research, interviews, and stock footage have found her in fun and dangerous situations, and her documentary, Fish Out Of Water is attempting to give the queer community the tools to fight back whenever a bible-thumper comes at us with Sodom and Gomorrah this and men laying with men that. Erik went to Ky’s house and chatted with her about the film, the risks and the benefits of being a queer documentarian and strapping on the bible belt. Music featured in this podcast is by My Bloody Valentine.
Stream the show here:
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Think Pink Radio #7
COME TO THE BENEFIT PARTY! Saturday, October 11th at Mary’s Attic in Andersonville (5400 N. Clark Street, Chicago). At 6:30pm, Chicago’s famed Miki Greenberg will be playing a live cabaret set. Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. An exclusive 20-minute Sneak Peek of the film and talk back with filmmakers will conclude the Preview Party, followed by a Post Party with Think Pink Radio’s DJ Stinky Pinky at 9:00pm. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. You can buy tickets in advance at brown paper tickets. If you are a student or feel financially strapped, please contact Ky and she will send you the link to purchase a discounted tickets. We encourage you to do so as we want the event to be accessible to all who wish to attend!
Please join Beyond Media for the premiere of “HIV: Hey, It’s Viral!” on September 10th at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted Chicago. The film “examines how HIV is transmitted and prevented, risk reduction, safer sex practices, the importance of testing, and stressing the idea that anyone can get HIV. It’s spun with a quirky fun soundtrack and animation to illustrate the science of HIV/AIDS to young viewers.”
For more info call (773) 857-7300 or email beyond((@))beyondmedia.org
It’s been a really long time since we talked about the now-screening documentary on Arthur Russell. He was such an important member of the music scene during the days of disco, and Matt Wolf’s “Wild Combination” is attempting to encapsulate how special and tragic his life was. The teaser trailer has been out for some time, this is the full theatrical trailer. The film will premiere theatrically at the IFC Center in New York and at the ICA in London on September 26th, followed by theatrical playdates and continued special event and festival screenings through the new year. A DVD will be available worldwide in November, including great bonus features! The myspace tends to be updated more than the site, for your information about screenings in your area.