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.

 

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

FALL 2019

 

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he'll tell you the truth,” says Velvet Goldmine’s Brian Slade, quoting Oscar Wilde. Chicas y Fantasmas—a special season of Queer|Art|Film organized by guest curators Vivian Crockett, Camilo Godoy, and Carlos Motta—explores the shells we inhabit to move through the world. Presented by four contemporary Latinx artists, the season assembles a fierce ensemble of showgirls, cyborgs, glam rockers, and two Chicana teens who defy gendered expectations, ableist norms, and society’s limitations to actualize their own self-constructed identities and shape a vision of the world in which they want to live.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 @ 8:00 PM

Martine Gutierrez presents SHOWGIRLS

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 28 @ 8:00 PM

Elektra KB presents GHOST IN THE SHELL

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25 @ 8:00 PM

Ela Troyano presents VELVET GOLDMINE

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 2 @ 8:00 PM

Felipe Baeza presents MOSQUITA Y MARI

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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