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Queer Capital, Queer Culture: Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals in the 1990s

International Film Festivals : Contemporary Cultures and History Beyond Venice and Cannes

I.B.Tauris, 2018

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...The first gay and lesbian film festivals were ad hoc affairs but, by the late 1980s, many of these small festivals had incorporated as legitimate, nonprofit organizations. Most festivals still relied on ticket sales to fund their programs...

Queer Cinema

Thai Cinema : The Complete Guide

I.B. Tauris, 2018

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...In June 2015 the first-ever Thai Gay and Lesbian Film Festival was held over a ten-day period in Bangkok. Commentators praised the festival as a symbolic coming-of-age for local GLBT/LGBT communities but also expressed some surprise...
...Homage-Frottage To write about the film musical as an objet de queer is, in short, redundant.The title for my essay and its theoretical impulses derive from Samuel Weber’s book, Benjamin’s-abilities (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University...

The Tenderness of Scissors in Haircut (No. 1)

Warhol in Ten Takes

British Film Institute, 2013

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...This essay focuses on Andy Warhol’s 1963 film Haircut (No. 1), which depicts a languid, homoerotic haircutting ‘party’ between four men in a Lower East Side apartment. In a sense, the setting of this film is bohemia itself – a unique set...

In conversation: Club des Femmes, Helena Reckitt – An interview on International Women’s Day 2017

Women Artists, Feminism and the Moving Image : Contexts and Practices

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Selina Robertson and Sarah Wood, founder members of the feminist curatorial collective Club des Femmes (CDF), met with Helena Reckitt, feminist curator and researcher, and Lucy Reynolds, in London on International Women’s Day 2017...

Conclusion: Bad Bodies, Good Hearts

Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

Ernesto R. Acevedo-Munoz is Associate Professor of Film Studies, Comparative Literature & Humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pedro Almodóvar : World Directors

British Film Institute, 2007

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...In Bad Education, Almodóvar revisits his own career, retracing steps and remaking stories. This new trajectory takes him from the anachronistic but real threat of the past in Pepi, Luci, Bom, to the parody of the Church in Dark Habits...

No Rambling On: The Listless Cowboys of Horse

Warhol in Ten Takes

British Film Institute, 2013

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...If Andy Warhol’s queer cinema of the 1960s allowed for a flourishing of newly articulated sexual and gender possibilities, it also fostered a performative dichotomy: those who command the voice and those who do not. Many of his sound films...

“This Is about Way More than Bullies”: User-Generated Video, Narrative Multiplicity, and LGBTQ Youth Identity

Documenting Gendered Violence : Representations, Collaborations, and Movements

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In recent years, online video has been widely embraced as a method for connecting and giving voice to marginalized subjects. YouTube, in particular, has been celebrated as a platform that seemingly enables everyday users the opportunity...

Perverse Angle: Feminist Film, Queer Film, Shame

On Women’s Films : Across Worlds and Generations

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...This chapter appeared first in Signs 30, no. 1, “Beyond the Gaze: Recent Approaches to Film Feminisms,” Special Issue, Editors Kathleen McHugh and Vivian Sobchack (Autumn 2004): 1361–84. It is reproduced here in a slightly abridged...

Figures of Desire: The Melodrama of Longing

Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

Ernesto R. Acevedo-Munoz is Associate Professor of Film Studies, Comparative Literature & Humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pedro Almodóvar : World Directors

British Film Institute, 2007

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...‘Luckily for you, my son, it’s been a long time since we’ve been afraid in Spain.’ High Heels (1991) Almodóvar’s sincere shift towards more visibly melodramatic genre configurations beginning with What Have I Done to Deserve This!?,...