Love Intersections - Ep5 - Finding Queer Disability*
This film explores the intersection of queerness and disability, looking at the ways that culture and language are also part and parcel to many other communities, including the Autistic community and the Deaf community. This film was created by Love Intersections, a media arts collective of queer artists of colour in Vancouver. For more information please visit www.loveintersections.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alli MacKay, 2017, 6:00min
Deep within a dream, a cataclysmic flood washes over the planet, and reveals three unique perspectives on gender and identity. The film is animated by volunteer transgender artists and animators from across the globe.
G.I.M.P. Boot Camp*
Melisa Brittain, Danielle Peers and KingCrip Productions, 2008, 7:37min
G.I.M.P. Boot Camp is a satirical exploration of how co-filmmaker Danielle Peers navigates between the social expectations of able-bodiedness and disability. Through a dramatic “CRIP Awards” ceremony, an infomercial-style guide to survival, and a touching testimonial from a recovering inspiration addict, G.I.M.P. Boot Camp uses humour to deconstruct the stereotypes of disability.
Katharine King So, 2016, 5:29min
This experimental dance film explores the influence of post-war melodramas on experimental queer filmmakers. It also illustrates the media hysteria surrounding the AIDS crisis as an important time for the destruction of the nuclear home and ceasing the “othering” of minorities in order to move towards a time of queer solidarity and expression.
La Flaca (The Bony Lady)*
Adrina Barbosa and Thiago Zanato, 2018, 20:00min
La Flaca is a film about Arely Vazquez, a transgender woman and leader of the Santa Muerte (Saint Death) Cult in Queens, New York. During her yearly celebration to the Bony Lady ("La Flaca" as she likes to call her), Arely faces a lot of challenges to fulfill a promise she made ten years ago.
Chase Joynt & Kristen Schilt, 2018, 19:12min
In the late 1950s, a woman named Agnes approached the UCLA Medical Center seeking sex reassignment surgery. Her story was long considered to be exceptional and singular until never-before-seen case files of other patients were found in 2017. Watch as preeminent trans culture-makers of our time breathe new life into those who redefined gender in the midcentury. Starring Zackary Drucker (Transparent), Angelica Ross (Pose), Silas Howard (By Hook or By Crook), and Max Wolf Valerio (The Testosterone Files).
Zoë Schneider, 2019, 4:00min
“This weight leaves me, in a healthy way. Calmly, easily, without obsession. From 248, to 172. May this spell, make it true." FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE FOLLOWED BY Q&A
* accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing audiences