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

UPCOMING SEASON

FALL 2017

 

QUEER|ART|FILM returns to the IFC Center in Greenwich Village this season with an eclectic mix of independent, experimental, and Hollywood cinema, presented by a multigenerational mashup of queer punks, poets, photographers, and cinema legends. Our December program, which has been organized in conjunction with Leslie-Lohman’s retrospective exhibition “Barbara Hammer: Evidentiary Bodies,” will also include the  announcement of the winner of the first-ever Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant! Organized by QUEER|ART and curated by filmmakers Ira Sachs, Adam Baran, and Vanessa Haroutunian, this season of QUEER|ART|FILM is intimate, provocative, inspiring… and like nothing else out there. 

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before-night-falls

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 @ 8:00 PM

ANOTHER COUNTRY
presented by Alexander Chee

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2 @ 8:00 PM

BEFORE NIGHT FALLS
presented by Luna Luis Ortiz

by hook or by crook

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6 @ 8:00 PM

BY HOOK OR BY CROOK
presented by Elisabeth Subrin

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 4 @ 8:00 PM

"THE HAMMER MIX" + ANNOUNCEMENT OF BARBARA HAMMER GRANT WINNER presented by Barbara Hammer

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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