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Blood-Red Ox by Rodrigo Bellott with talkback moderated by Erik Piepenburg

  • Abrons Arts Center 466 Grand Street New York, NY, 10002 United States (map)

Work-in-progress Screening
Wednesday, June 5th at 7pm 
$12 Suggested Donation, RSVP Required

Queer|Art|Pride dives into darkness with this special work-in-progress screening of director Rodrigo Bellott’s new queer horror film Blood-Red Ox. In Bellott’s second feature film, Amir, a Lebanese-American journalist and his boyfriend Amat are on assignment in Bolivia to report on imminent environmental threats to the rainforest, but their visit quickly takes a bizarre turn as Amat begins having visions of a nightmarish creature that is half-man, half-ox. Amir must save his boyfriend before these visions consume him, but he will quickly realize nothing and nobody is to be trusted—not even himself. 

Joining Bellott for a talkback after the screening is Erik Piepenburg, the founder of Don's Place, a club for LGBTQ+ fans of horror movies. Piepenburg writes regularly about horror films for The New York Times, where he worked for almost 15 years and covered directors as diverse as George Romero, John Carpenter, Jordan Peele, and Jen and Sylvia Soska. 

Rodrigo Bellott is a Bolivian filmmaker, playwright, and producer—and a 2015-2016 Queer|Art|Mentorship alum. Bellott worked with Mentor, filmmaker Silas Howard on the film adaptation of his play Tu Me Manques, which is now in post-production and stars Oscar Martinez and Rossy De Palma. Bellott is an incoming Mentor in our 2019-2020 QAM Program Cycle. 

Please note: This is a work-in-progress screening. The film is not yet open for review.