Missy Major is in NYC and she wants everyone to know she’s still here, b*tch. On October 25th, The New School held a screening of the documentary MAJOR! and afterward held a Q&A with the Missy Major herself. The director of the school’s social justice department welcomed Missy Major to The New School and how … More The New School Screens The Documentary “MAJOR!” & Missy Major Visits for a Q&A
This past Saturday, I attended a screening of Paragraph 175 as part of the 2016 NYC LGBT Film Festival. The screening was at the Cinépolis Theater in the New York neighborhood of Chelsea. Originally, I had planned to write about a film called American Fabulous that I saw a week prior, but when a … More German History, Homosexuality, and Me
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy is an unapologetic black, trans woman who has survived cancer and a kidney transplant. She was among the women who started the Stonewall Riots, kicking off the start of the Gay Liberation Movement (according to dominant historical discourse). She worked to help the communities disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDs, and actively … More Major! She’s still here.
October 20,2016– Puzzled as to where I am outside of the 23rd street subway station, I look to my right to find a line of LGBTQ members waiting patiently to attend the premiere of “The Pass” at the New Fest Film Festival in Chelsea. Not knowing what to expect, I join the line and introduce … More “The Pass” Queer Cinema Blog
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a remarkable film in how it portrayed queer existence in the 1950s South. The film was shown at IFC Film Center as part of their Queer, Art, Film series. The film showing was introduced by Moises Kauffman and concluded with a Q&A session with the director. Cat on … More Cat on a Hot Tin Roof- IFC Center 10/17/16
7:30 PM (ish), Monday, 17th October, 2016. A frost-haired man whizzes by on roller-skates as I stand in line, redbull in hand. I immediately think to myself; “We sure as hell aren’t on the Upper West Side anymore…” The IFC Centre, located just outside one of the exits of West 4th Street Station, is one … More Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ The IFC Centre – Saya Uotani
The Metrograph lies at the edge of Chinatown, right off the F line’s East Broadway station. It takes on the minimalist design of an unassuming concrete-color building, and there is no sign outside announcing its identity as a movie theater. Walk into The Metrograph, and you will travel to Old Hollywood movie theater with … More When Genre Meet Postmodernism: Poison and the Queering of Cinema