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 2018
BLACK SUMMER NIGHTS 2:
SUMMER IN THE CITY


In 2015, QUEER|ART|FILM curators Ira Sachs and Adam Baran tapped film director and producer Stephen Winter and poet and performance artist Pamela Sneed to organize the first edition of “Black Summer Nights,” featuring four monthly screenings presented by black LGBTQ artists who were invited to reflect on black queer experience and its representations in cinema. This Summer, Winter and Sneed are back for a second edition of the beloved special season, this year with a particular focus on stories set in and around New York City! For each event, a different black queer artist has been invited to screen a film that has deeply inspired and influenced them, and then participate in a post-screening discussion that will further explore issues related to black queer life and art.

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MONDAY, MAY 14 @ 8:00 PM

NAZ & MAALIK
presented by David Barclay Moore

MONDAY, JUNE 11 @ 8:00 PM

PARIAH
presented by Erica Cardwell

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MONDAY, JULY 23 @ 8:00 PM

SCHOOL DAZE
presented by Robert O'Hara

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MONDAY, AUGUST 20 @ 8:00 PM

STORME: THE LADY OF THE JEWEL BOX &
DREAMS DEFERRED: THE SAKIA GUNN FILM PROJECT
presented by JP Howard

 PAST SCREENINGS

PAST SCREENINGS

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

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2010

2009

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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