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Wed, March 20, 9:30pm

Out Night: History, Glamor, Magic

Michigan Theater (Main Auditorium)

Inspired by the mythologies and artifice of Hollywood, this program blurs truth and fiction to invoke queer/trans legacies, communing with elders in a touch across generations. With films by Daniel Barrow, Mariah Garnett, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsey, Zackary Drucker & Rhys Ernst, Chris Vargas, and Jack Smith. Guest curated by Jon Davies, a Toronto-based curator and writer.

 

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Community Partner:  Jim Toy Community Center


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(Daniel Barrow, 2012-13) 4 min

In this delightfully lo-fi animation (made on an Amiga computer), Daniel Barrow introduces us to a flaming, devilish dandy. This avatar for the artist has very specific desires and research...

Encounters I May or May Not Have Had with Peter Berlin

(Mariah Garnett, 2012) 14 min

Provocatively mixing fact and fiction in her voiceover, Mariah Garnett’s potent tribute segues from her drag play as 1970s gay sex icon Peter Berlin to beautiful footage that she and...

Colin Is My Real Name

(Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, 2012-13) 6 min

Channeling the mischievous ghost of pioneering queer videomaker Colin Campbell, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay re-performs and re-interprets Campbell’s 1972 tape True/False. Inspired by the video’s identity confusion, Colin Is My Real...

She Gone Rogue

(Zackary Drucker, Rhys Ernst, 2012) 22 min

“Darling” (transgender artist Zackary Drucker) chases a lost love down a rabbit hole and encounters legendary transgender performers Holly Woodlawn, Vaginal Davis and Flawless Sabrina in this fantastical take on...

LiberaceĆ³n

(Chris Vargas, 2011) 16 min

Playing Liberace, Chris Vargas pulls back the curtain on the late camp entertainer’s private life, picturing him as a frustrated PWA using his perverse culinary powers to force action on...

Song for Rent

(Jack Smith, 1969) 5 min

Legendary experimental filmmaker Jack Smith appears in a red satin gown as decaying alter-ego Rose Courtyard, performing from a detritus-laden wheelchair to the patriotic strains of “God Bless America.”...