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.

Curated by filmmakers Adam Baran and Ira Sachs

 

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

SUMMER OF RESISTANCE

 

“Summer of Resistance” is a very special season of Queer|Art|Film featuring films selected by activists and politically engaged collectives. In a time of political upheaval, our guests are individuals who refuse to be silent and complacent, and instead are committed to organizing and creating change for the communities they serve. For these four summer nights, we will use cinema as a jumping off point for lively post screening discussions that will challenge the way we see.  Most importantly, we will come together as a community and strengthen our resolve to act and give depth to our resistance.

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MONDAY, MAY 8 @ 8:00 PM

THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975
presented by fierce pussy

MONDAY, JUNE 26 @ 8:00 PM

SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: THE STORY OF THE SAN ANTONIO FOUR presented by F2L

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MONDAY, JULY 24 @ 8:00 PM

THE SALT MINES & THE TRANSFORMATION
presented by Bianey Garcia

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MONDAY, AUGUST 14 @ 8:00 PM

A GLASS AND A CIGARETTE
presented by Tarab NYC

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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