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REELING OUTDOOR PROGRAM @ COMFORT STATION: Spectacular Queers curated by Rebecca Lavoie

  • Comfort Station 2579 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)


Spectacular Queers

curated by Rebecca Lavoie

Queer All Stars Short Docs: 
From Activists to Arm Wrestlers to Queer Hip-Hop Musicians, these are your next crushes.

L.A. A Queer History
by Gregorio Davila (USA)

by Lucah Rosenberg-Lee (Canada)
'Passing explores the stories of three transmen of color in their communities.'

The Night Smokers of Chicago
by Eve Studnicka (USA - Chicago!)
'The Night Smokers of Chicago collects raw encounters with some of the incredible night owls of Chicago.'

Give Him Something Red
by Alexi Minko (USA) 

by Edward Wright (USA)
'Engender looks at drag queens as emblems of queer visibility, and drag culture as an inherently progressive force'

Female Masculinity Appreciation Society
by Angie West and Jackie Nunns (UK)

Gonna Sip that Sip, Hit That Dip: 
The Emerging Queer Hip Hop Movement
by Chasson Gracie (USA)

Media: Digital Projection
More descriptions to come

About Reeling: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival:

Reeling: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival is the second longest-running film festival of its kind in the U.S. and prides itself on showcasing the best lesbian and gay films and videos from around the world. From international feature films to social issue documentaries to experimental shorts, Reeling has always presented a range of genres that demonstrates the rich diversity of work being produced. The festival is not only one of the most important cultural events for Chicago audiences, it also attracts many people from throughout the Midwest who consider the festival to be the highlight of their cinematic year.

About the curator Rebecca Lavoie

Rébecca’s research examines how feminist and queer artistic practice works not only within the field of rep­re­sen­ta­tion, to produce artistic works for cir­cu­la­tion within the spaces of art ex­hi­bi­tion, but also to carve out spaces within urban land­scapes for com­mu­nity-build­ing. Following from current schol­ar­ship on new genres of public art practice, Rébecca argues for a new appraisal of political art bound to the social spaces in which it emerges in com­mu­ni­ties of practice. For her doctoral research, she has chosen two urban sites, Montréal and Chicago, for in depth studies of com­mu­ni­ties of queer-fem­i­nist art practice, engaging with complex spaces where questions of race, language, ethnicity and class intersect with gender and sexuality.

Apart from programming queer films and videos for Reeling and CIMMfest this year, she was a jury panelist for the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund & Pride Films and Plays' LezPlay script contest. She has written in independent feminist publications, hosted feminist spoken word events, and has published in a peer-reviewed journal (Feminist Researches) in Canada. In the last few years, she has also been involved with Montreal Edgy Redux Festival as a blogger, a con­fer­ence host, as well as a co-curator for the 2014 edition of the Edgy Colloque, a feminist per­for­ma­tive con­fer­ence and worked on a few video art projects. Along with the director and other Feminist Media Studio members, she co-or­ga­nized a week-long work group around the notion of trespass for Encuentro 2014/The Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics . 

She is currently expanding her curatorial practice with film and video pro­gram­ming projects in Chicago, bringing queer and feminist films onto the screen.

Free. Weather permitting this screening will be outside.