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

SPRING 2018

 

QUEER|ART|FILM returns to the IFC Center in Greenwich Village this season with four films not to be missed, presented by NYC performers and filmmakers, as well as a special presentation by the Queer Media Database Canada-Québec. Curated by filmmakers Adam Baran and Ira Sachs, QUEER|ART|FILM charts a uniquely queer cultural lineage through cinema to other artistic disciplines by inviting LGBTQ artists to present and discuss films that have inspired them. Each night is intimate, provocative, inspiring… and like nothing else out there.

 
a-question-of-silence
i-dont-want-to-sleep-alone

MONDAY, JANUARY 8 @ 8:00 PM

A QUESTION OF SILENCE
presented by Split Britches

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12 @ 8:00 PM

I DON'T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE
presented by Tiona Nekkia McClodden

my-own-private-idaho

MONDAY, MARCH 12 @ 8:00 PM

MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO
presented by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen

el-etait

MONDAY, APRIL 9 @ 8:00 PM

IL ÉTAIT UNE FOIS DANS L'EST
presented by Queer Media Database Canada-Québec

PAST SCREENINGS

PAST SCREENINGS

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Gallery

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