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” Review
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
On Monday, October 3rd, I attended a screening of Cheryl Dunye’s 1996 film The Watermelon Woman. The Museum of Modern Art was showing the film for a special 20th Anniversary screening, and it is a widely celebrated film, especially within the realm of New Queer Cinema. This event kicked off the museum’s “Modern Mondays” series … More The Watermelon Woman – Trey Clough
For my film screening I attended a screening of the 1996 film The Watermelon Woman, written by, starring, and directed by Cheryl Dunye. The screening took place in a crowded theatre in the Museum of Modern Art as part of the MOMA’s “Modern Mondays” film series. The crowd was lively and engaged, the laughter of … More The Watermelon Woman- Monica Ratnaraj
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)