QUEER|ART|FILM is a monthly screening series held at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village in which some of New York’s most unique artists present and discuss the films that have most inspired them.

 

One of the city’s most adventurous repertory programs. The overall picture that emerges from the series is of a queer cinema that is barely, if at all, concerned with the problems of representation and the burdens of identity politics, and that has never been shy to speak its name. 

— Dennis Lim, The New York Times

CURRENT SEASON

WINTER 2019

 

Winter can be a real drag. The weather. The flu. The lack of sunlight. It’s enough to bum you out big time, henny! But this winter at QUEER|ART|FILM, we’re flipping the script by inviting four of our favorite drag queens to present and discuss films that have inspired their craft in post-screening kikis. Curated by Adam Baran and Brooklyn drag diva Lady Quesadilla, this sequel to our 2014 Summer of Drag season will feature four films guaranteed to make you gag, darling. Tease out your wigs, beat your faces, and prepare to laugh. Winter can’t come soon enough!

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MONDAY, JANUARY 7 @ 8:00 PM

Linda Simpson presents EATING RAOUL

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 @ 8:00 PM

Sasha Velour presents VEGAS IN SPACE

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MONDAY, MARCH 4 @ 8:00 PM

Flotilla DeBarge presents THE LANDLORD

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MONDAY, APRIL 8 @ 8:00 PM

Untitled Queen presents TO WONG FOO, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING! JULIE NEWMAR

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About QUEER|ART|FILM

QUEER|ART|FILM has fast become one of the city’s most adventurous repertory programs. The overall picture that emerges from the series is of a queer cinema that is barely, if at all, concerned with the problems of representation and the burdens of identity politics, and that has never been shy to speak its name. 

— Dennis Lim, New York Times

Elizabeth Thompson of Paper magazine interviews co-curators Adam Baran and Ira Sachs.

About TIMES SQUARE
Genny Visco writes in Time Out New York on the Ridykeulous screening of TIMES SQUARE

About the films of Charles Ludlam, restored by QUEER|ART|FILM

The Outfest Legacy Project Charles Ludlam Collection


That Ludlam made films is not surprising; he was one of our nation’s most prolific artists, whose inspiration for his productions—precursors of some of today’s performance art—came from B movies, penny dreadfuls, opera, and his own sense of glee when it came to making his manic spectacles. 

— Hilton Als, New Yorker

It’s hard to decide which moment in Charles Ludlam’s intriguing silent film “Museum of Wax” is the most titillating: Is it when he, as a wigless drag queen in lipstick, false eyelashes and dangling earrings, passionately kisses the female on-duty employee of a Coney Island wax museum? Or is it a few minutes later, when he’s makeup-free and shirtless and making out with a dashing young man as the aforementioned woman looks on. 

— Beth Greenfield, Time Out New York

The films have radically enlarged my perspective on Ludlam, just as they have instantly joined, in my mind, the best underground films of Jack Smith.... 

— Dan Callahan, The House Next Door