What is QUEER|ART|FILM

 

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, QUEER|ART|FILM is intimate, provocative, inspiring… and like nothing else out there.

 

CURRENT SEASON

FALL 2016

Gallery

ARCHIVE

ARCHIVE

  • R. Erica Doyle presents BLACK IS... BLACK AIN'T (Marlon Riggs, 1994)
  • Katy Pyle presents BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER (Jamie Babbit, 1999) - July 11, 2016
  • Neil Goldberg presents ERASERHEAD (David Lynch, 1977) - June 13, 2016
  • Dennis Lim presents O FANTASMA (João Pedro Rodrigues, 2000) - May 2, 2016
  • Ginger Brooks Takahashi presents SHINJUKU BOYS (Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams) - April 11, 2016
  • niv Acosta presents THE TURNING POINT (Herbert Ross) - March 14, 2016
  • DarkMatter presents POM POKO (Isao Takahata) - February 8, 2016
  • Brad Callahan (BCALLA) presents SLAVES OF NEW YORK (James Ivory) - January 4, 2016
  • Ariel Schrag presents NATURAL BORN KILLERS (THE DIRECTOR'S CUT) (Oliver Stone) - December 14, 2015
  • Kia LaBeija presents FAME (Alan Parker) - November 23, 2015
  • K8 Hardy presents VAGABOND (Agnès Varda) - October 19, 2015
  • Charles Busch presents HUSH...HUSH, SWEET CHARLOTTE (Robert Aldrich) - September 21, 2015
  • Angel Nafis presents FRIDAY (F. Gary Gray) - August 17, 2015
  • Jacqueline Woodson presents JAMES BALDWIN: THE PRICE OF THE TICKET (Karen Thorsen) - July 20, 2015
  • Colman Domingo and Special Guest Rhonda Ross presents MAHOGANY (Berry Gordy) - June 8, 2015
  • M. Lamar presents LOOKING FOR LANGSTON & ISAAC JULIEN SHORTS (Isaac Julien) - May 11, 2015
  • Toshi Reagon presents TO SLEEP WITH ANGER (Charles Burnett) - April 13, 2015
  • Joseph Keckler presents BATMAN RETURNS (Tim Burton) - March 23, 2015
  • Jennifer Miller presents A LITANY FOR SURVIVAL: THE LIFE AND WORK OF AUDRE LORDE (Ada Gay Griffin & Michelle Parkerson) - February 23, 2015
  • Carlos Motta presents TO DIE LIKE A MAN (João Pedro Rodrigues) - January 12, 2015
  • Desiree Akhavan presents YOUNG AND WILD (Marialy Rivas) - December 15, 2014
  • Queer/Art/Film presents IN CELEBRATION: ALL OVER ME & ALEX SICHEL (Alex Sichel) - November 10, 2014
  • Slava Mogutin presents LIQUID SKY (Slava Tsukerman) - October 27, 2014
  • Miguel Gutierrez presents WEST SIDE STORY (Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise) - September 8, 2014
  • Flawless Sabrina presents THE QUEEN (Frank Simon) - August 11, 2014
  • BUSHWIG presents HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (John Cameron Mitchell) - July 7, 2014
  • Barbra Herr presents SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER (Joseph L. Mankiewicz) - June 9, 2014
  • Lypsinka (aka John Epperson) presents OUTRAGEOUS! (Richard Benner) - May 12, 2014
  • Madeleine Olnek presents I SHOT ANDY WARHOL (Mary Harron) - April 14, 2014
  • Juliana Huxtable presents THE AGGRESSIVES (Daniel Peddle) - March 24, 2014
  • Cody Critcheloe presents SONG SUNG BLUE (Greg Kohs) - February 24, 2014
  • Lea DeLaria presents REBECCA (Alfred Hitchcock) - January 13, 2014
  • Carmelita Tropicana presents LAW OF DESIRE (Pedro Almodóvar) - December 9, 2013
  • McDermott & McGough present VICTIM (Basil Dearden) - November 4, 2013
  • Jacolby Satterwhite presents DANCER IN THE DARK (Lars von Trier) - October 14, 2013
  • Amos Mac presents OVER THE EDGE (Jonathan Kaplan) - September 30, 2013
  • Chitra Ganesh presents MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE (Stephen Frears) - August 19, 2013
  • Sebastian Silva presents HAROLD AND MAUDE (Hal Ashby) - July 22, 2013
  • Gregg Bordowitz presents PERFORMANCE (Nicolas Roeg) - June 3, 2013
  • Viva Ruiz presents MS. 45 (Abel Ferrara) - May 6, 2013
  • Yoruba Richen presents SET IT OFF (F. Gary Gray) - April 15, 2013
  • My Barbarian presents ASHIK KERIB (Sergei Parajanov) - March 18, 2013
  • Geo Wyeth presents THE BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET (John Sayles) - February 18, 2013
  • Tom Kalin presents THREE ON A MATCH AND BUBBLES (Mervyn Leroy) - January 14, 2013
  • Erin Markey presents ANNIE (John Huston) - December 10, 2012
  • Flotilla DeBarge presents NORMAN... IS THAT YOU? (George Schlatter) - November 19, 2012
  • Larry Kramer presents JULES AND JIM (Francois Truffaut) - September 24, 2012
  • George Chauncey and Ronald Gregg present ROPE (Alfred Hitchcock) - August 20, 2012
  • Heather Matarazzo presents I COULD GO ON SINGING (Ronald Neame) - July 23, 2012
  • Peter Cramer and Jack Waters present SALO, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM (Pier Paolo Pasolini) - June 11, 2012
  • Laurie Weeks presents THUNDERCRACK! (Curt McDowell) - May 21, 2012
  • Moe Angelos presents THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE (Robert Aldrich) - April 23, 2012
  • Rose Troche presents POSTCARDS FROM AMERICA (Steve Mclean) - March 19, 2012
  • Elizabeth Streb presents RUNAWAY TRAIN (Andrey Konchalovskiy) - February 27, 2012
  • Jack Pierson presents COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN (Robert Altman) - January 30, 2012
  • Matmos presents THE SERVANT (Joseph Losey) - December 19, 2011
  • Michael Musto presents PAY IT NO MIND: MARSHA P. JOHNSON (Michael Kasino and Richard Morrison) - November 28, 2011
  • robbinschilds presents DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (Susan Seidelman) - October 24, 2011
  • Andrew Haigh presents SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING (Karel Reisz) - September 26, 2011
  • Jack Ferver presents THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) - August 22, 2011
  • Kate Bornstein presents ALL THAT JAZZ (Bob Fosse) - July 25, 2011
  • Dee Rees presents PARIS IS BURNING (Jennie Livingston) - June 27, 2011
  • Emily Roysdon presents JOHANNA D'ARC OF MONGOLIA (Ulrike Ottinger) - May 23, 2011
  • Su Friedrich presents DESERT HEARTS (Donna Deitch) - April 25, 2011
  • Jonathan D. Katz presents PINK NARCISSUS (James Bidgood) - March 21, 2011
  • Craig Lucas presents ALICE'S RESTAURANT (Arthur Penn) - February 28, 2011
  • Michelle Tea presents THE OUTSIDERS (DIRECTORS CUT!) (Francis Ford Coppola) - January 31, 2011
  • Pamela Sneed presents ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN'T (Agnès Varda) - December 13, 2010
  • Genesis P-Orridge presents IF... (Lindsay Anderson) - November 15, 2010
  • James Bidgood presents THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (Michael Powell) - October 11, 2010
  • Douglas Crimp presents THE FILMS OF ACT UP (Various) - September 13, 2010  
  • Loo Zihan presents FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (Toshio Matsumoto) - August 23, 2010
  • Joe Gage presents FASTER PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (Russ Meyer) - July 26, 2010
  • Wayne Koestenbaum presents MADEMOISELLE (Tony Richardson) - June 14, 2010
  • Ridykeulous presents TIMES SQUARE (Allan Moyle) - May 17, 2010
  • Barbara Hammer presents BORN IN FLAMES (Lizzie Borden) - April 26, 2010
  • Rodney Evans presents PORTRAIT OF JASON (Shirley Clarke) - March 29, 2010
  • Antony Hegarty presents THE LOST FILMS OF CHARLES LUDLAM (Charles Ludlam) - February 22, 2010
  • Justin Bond presents THE DEVILS (Ken Russell) - January 25, 2010
  • Hilton Als presents THE GROUP (Sidney Lumet) - December 3, 2009
  • Angela Dufresne presents TROPICAL MALADY (Apichatpong Weerasethakul) - November 5, 2009
  • John Cameron Mitchell presents ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE (Douglas Hickox) - October 1, 2009
  • Everett Quinton presents SO EVIL MY LOVE (Lewis Allen) - September 17, 2009
  • Sarah Schulman presents JE, TU, IL, ELLE (Chantal Akerman) - July 30, 2009
  • Thomas Allen Harris presents TONGUES UNTIED (Marlon Riggs) - July 16, 2009
  • Lisa Kron presents A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN (Elia Kazan) - July 2, 2009
  • Kenny Melman presents QUEER & UNAVAILABLE (various artists) - June 25, 2009
  • Jennie Livingston presents 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini) - June 18, 2009
  • Matt Wolf presents BLUE (Derek Jarman) - June 11, 2009
  • John Kelly presents BLOOD OF A POET (Jean Cocteau) - June 4, 2009 

PRESS

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