Sunday, September 05, 2010

MIX's Fall Line-up

As I'm sure you've heard me say many times now, it's such an honor to be working with, and for, the great minds at MIX NYC. Please make a note of our fall line-up of films, screenings, and other events — and show your support by coming out! (Pun intended, of course.) — Frank

MIX NYC: Presenters of the annual NY Queer Experimental Film Festival
Fall Line-up of Events

We couldn’t be more excited here at MIX to be bringing you an amazing line-up of queer experimental film events this coming fall season. Below is a preview of what you can look forward to.

Most significantly, we’re super psyched to announce:

MIX 23: The 2010 NY Queer Experimental Film Festival
November 9-14 at Theater for the New City

151 First Avenue in Manhattan
Save these dates!

In addition, details are provided below for our other events this September and October:

Weds, Sep 8 — ACT UP New York Exhibition— White Columns Gallery Show Opening
Mon, Sep 13 — ACT UP New York — Queer/Art/Film screening curated by Douglas Crimp
Fri, Oct 1 — Barbara Hammer Screening — The Radical 1970s: Coming Out
Sun, Nov 7 — Maguerite Paris Screening — All Women Are Equal

Our first event of the season is coming up this Wednesday night at the White Columns gallery on West 13th Street. It’s the opening night reception of ACT UP New York: Activism, Art and the AIDS Crisis — a multi-faceted exhibition incorporating the ACT UP Oral History Project, directed by MIX NYC Co-founders Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman.

ACT UP New York:
Activism, Art and the AIDS Crisis

Opening Night Reception
Wednesday, September 8
6:00 - 8:00 PM
White Columns
320 West 13th St
Free admission

Exhibition runs through October 23

We are pleased to invite you to the New York City showing of ACT UP New York: Activism, Art and the AIDS Crisis, 1987-1993, a multi-faceted exhibition incorporating the ACT UP Oral History Project and a new installation by fierce pussy. The exhibit is presented by White Columns in New York City and will run September 9 - October 23, 2010.

This same exhibition was originally presented in 2009 at Harvard, and is curated by Helen Molesworth and Claire Grace and organized by the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts and the Harvard Art Museum. A recently expanded video collection of the ACT UP Oral History Project will be presented in the main gallery space at White Columns, featuring 116 complete interviews screening on 14 monitors.

The exhibition will be accompanied by parallel screenings, discussions, and a reading series curated by Sarah Schulman (details below). You can find more information about all the events on the White Columns website.

Please also join us for a pre-opening dance party celebrating the ACT UP Oral History exhibit at White Columns. Come and bring your friends.

ACT UP Dance Party
Tues, September 7
10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Santos Party House
96 Lafayette St
Free admssion, 21+

Downstairs: ACT UP Videos
Upstairs: "Emergency" Dance Party

Also commemorating the historic and artistic contributions of ACT UP, MIX is delighted to be co-sponsoring an evening of screenings curated by AIDS activist and writer Douglas Crimp — as part of the Queer/Art/Film screening series at the IFC Film Center. There will be two presentations of the films, one at 7pm and again at 9 pm, Monday September 13.

The Films of Act Up
Douglas Crimp presents
The Films of ACT UP
Monday, September 13
IFC Center
323 6th Ave at W. 3rd St.
7:00 &  9:00 PM

A first for Queer/Art/Film, we've invited the ever influential writer, and AIDS activist, Douglas Crimp to be this months' guest artist! It should be a special night, a gathering of old faces and new, as we remember, honor, and are inspired by the artists and activists of ACT UP NEW YORK.

For the evening's screenings, Crimp will be presenting a highly personal selection of the AIDS and activist videos that have meant the most to him, including Fast Trip, Long Drop by Gregg Bordowitz, and works by Matt Ebert, Ryan Landry, Maria Maggenti, and Jean Carlomusto, many of whom will be with us for the screening!

The evening likely to sell out, so buy your tickets in advance at:

For information about the Queer/Art/Film series:

Sync Touch (1981) by Barbara Hammer
Barbara Hammer
MoMA Screening Series

Friday, October 1, 7:00 PM
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street

The Radical 1970s: Coming Out

Barbara Hammer (American, b. 1939) is renowned for creating the earliest and most extensive body of avant-garde films on lesbian life and sexuality. In this evening of performance-driven films, Hammer captures the free-love era, the second wave of feminism, and the West Coast art scene.

Program 79 Min. Followed by a discussion with Barbara Hammer and Stephen Kent Jusick, Executive Director, MIX NYC, Friday, October 1. On the line-up for this evening:
Sisters! 1974. This film, made by, for, and about women, shows women in nontraditional roles running the machinery of the world. The film includes scenes of the first Women’s Liberation march in 1970. 8 min.

Women’s Rites or Truth Is the Daughter of Time. 1974. An autumnal celebration, held on “witches’ land” in Northern California, of fall leaves, brooks and bathing, chanting circles, and women’s rites. 8 min.

Dyketactics. 1974. Images of women and children romping in nature evolve into an intimate scene between two women. 4 min.

Menses. 1974. A humorous look at the trials of menstruation. 4 min.

Superdyke. 1975. Piano by Margaret Moore. Over one day, women wearing “Superdyke” t-shirts and carrying Amazon shields overtake San Francisco. 20 min.

Women I Love. 1976. A fruit or vegetable provides a metaphor for the filmmakers’ relationships with women friends and lovers. 25 min.

MoMA's Barbara Hammer film series is organized by Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, Department of Film. Special thanks to Canyon Cinema.

And finally, we’re also proud to mention Marguerite Paris' film ALL WOMEN ARE EQUAL will be shown, also at MoMA, on Sunday, November 7 at 1:00 PM — as part of the NY Women in Film & Televsion's show of preserved films.

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MIX NYC promotes, produces and preserves experimental media that is rooted in the lives, politics, and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and otherwise queer-identified people. MIX's work challenges mainstream notions of gender and sexuality while also upending traditional categories of form and content.

MIX NYC, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization, is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Materials for the Arts, Experimental Television Center, Visual AIDS, the Arcus Foundation, Gesso Foundation, Gill Foundation, Phil Zwickler Charitable & Memorial Foundation Trust, and the generosity of many individuals!


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