Thursday, February 6, 7pm
Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger
Artist/theorist KATE BORNSTEIN explodes binaries while deconstructing gender—and her own identity. Trans-dyke. Reluctant polyamorist. Sadomasochist. Recovering Scientologist. Pioneering gender outlaw. Sam Feder's playful, meditative documentary joins Bornstein on her latest tour, capturing rollicking public performances and personal revelations as it bears witness to Kate as a trailblazing artist-theorist-activist who inhabits a space between male and female with wit, style and astonishing candor.
Ladies Out shines a light on a spirited community of Milwaukee lesbians over the age of 40 who gather monthly to catch up and get down on the dance floor. Filmmaker BIELEFELD says of her documentary: "My goal is to celebrate these women's lives and the vibrant community they have formed by exploring their individual life stories. Ladies Out seeks to revel in their common threads of love, coming out, and acceptance."
Thursday, October 3, 10pm
Divine Intervention Part I
(John Waters, 35mm, 98 min., 1974)
Pay what you can! All proceeds to benefit AIDS Walk Wisconsin!
Campus Partners: UWM LGBT Resource Center; UWM Libraries, UWM LGBT Studies Certificate Program
Community Co-Presenter: Classic Slice
Media Sponsor: WMSE 91.7
Divine is Dawn Davenport -- juvenile delinquent, unwed mother, working girl, and murderer – in John Waters’s Baltimore-born proto-punk tabloid catalogue of bad girl behavior. Just give the girl her cha cha heels, will ya?
Tuesday, October 15, 7pm
The Devil's Cleavage
(George Kuchar, 16mm, black-and white/sound, 107 min., 1973)
Campus Partners: Experimental Tuesdays at the Union Theatre, UWM Department of Art History, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival
A rare screening of the feature-length homespun melodrama from esteemed underground cineaste George Kuchar who sincerely embraces the genre even as he lathers it with excess. Writes critic Chuck Kleinhans, the film unspools "as if Sam Fuller and Sternberg had collaborated in shooting a script by Tennessee Williams and Russ Meyer…. Douglas Sirk tells us, 'Cinema is blood, tears, violence, hate, death, and love.' Kuchar reminds us that cinema, like life, is also bedpans, earwax, sleazy fantasy, ineptness, compromise, and laughter." To be introduced by UWM Art History Professor Elena Gorfinkel.
Monday, October 21, 7pm
Born This Way
(Shaun Kadlec, Deb Tullmann, In French and English with English subtitles, 85min., 2012)
Sponsors: BESTD Clinic, AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, PFLAG-Milwaukee
Community Co-Presenter: Sixteenth Street Community Health Center/HIV Department
Campus Partners: UWM LGBT Resource Center, UWM Center for International Education, UWM Festival of Films in French, UWM Inclusive Excellence Center and the Year on Belief & Belonging, courtesy of the Baye Foundation, UWM Women's Resource Center
Media Sponsor: Wisconsin Gazette
There are more arrests for homosexuality in Cameroon than any other country in the world. With intimate access to the lives of four young gay and lesbian Cameroonians, Born This Way offers a vivid and poetic portrait of day-to-day life in modern Africa, a world marked by devastating homophobia. With great compassion and artistry, the film shares the personal dangers, legal embattlements, and communal triumphs of this nation's LGBT people.
Tuesday, October 22, 7pm
Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (Vic et Flo ont vu un ours)
(Denis Côté, Canada, in French with English subtitles, 95min., 2013)
Campus Partners: Experimental Tuesdays at the Union Theatre, UWM Center for International Education, UWM Festival of Films in French
A genuinely transporting story of Vic and Flo, two women who met in prison and try to make a life on the outside in an unused sugar shack in the Québec outback. Funny and invitingly uneasy, dreamy and at times upsettingly violent, director Côté's tonally singular film is like something out of Beckett: a consideration, both sympathetic and absurd, of the isolating confinement we all live in.
Alfred Bauer Prize at 63rd Berlin Film Festival, awarded to films that create "new perspectives on cinematic art."
Saturday, October 26, 11pm
Further Divine Intervention!
(John Waters, 35mm, 93min., 1972)
Community Co-Presenters: Classic Slice
Media Sponsor: WMSE 91.7 FM
Divine stars as the promiscuously criminal trailer trash outlaw Babs Johnson in the still outrageous and hilarious filmic provocation that defined "midnight movie" by giving an antic finger to any idea of taste. "Beyond pornography…The nearest American film to Buneul's Andalusian Dog" – New York Magazine.
Saturday, November 2, 7pm
MilQ: a showcase of films LGBT and local
Location: Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
1110 N. Market St. #2
A curated evening of short films and videos made by local artists, presented by the Festival with the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center. Interested in screening? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1