Major! She’s still here.

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.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ The IFC Centre – Saya Uotani

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

When Genre Meet Postmodernism: Poison and the Queering of Cinema

  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

The Latest Variety Sensation (Rosa Porten), The Smiling Madame Beudet (Germaine Dulac), and The Seashell and the Clergyman (Germaine Dulac)

The film screening I attended was a screening of three films, one by Rosa Porten, and two by Germaine Dulac. This screening was held at Anthology Film Archives in the East Village and was part of “Woman with a Movie Camera: Female Film Directors Before 1950”. The Rosa Porten film, The Latest Variety Sensation, was … More The Latest Variety Sensation (Rosa Porten), The Smiling Madame Beudet (Germaine Dulac), and The Seashell and the Clergyman (Germaine Dulac)