Matraques I + II: 50 Years of Policing in queer Canadian + Quebecois video + film

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Matraques I + II: 50 Years of Policing in queer Canadian + Quebecois video + film

Sun, 11/29/2015 - 13:30 to 18:00

MEDIAQUEER.CA & I+N present:

Nightsticks I & II

The decades following the Sexual Revolution and Stonewall were no sleepy walk towards the 21st-century same-sex marriage utopia, as recent commemorations of the Sex Garage raids have reminded us. On the contrary, LGBTQ communities lived those years in continuous struggle – in the streets, in the courts, in the bars, in all of the spaces of our lives.  From the archives, the QMDCQ has assembled 18 shorts and clips between 1966 and 2009 that echo to the clash of matraques (“nightsticks” in English). The artists who made these vignettes of struggle were from here, and they testified vividly, in English or in French, to the violence we faced, both real and metaphorical, as we were policed and we policed ourselves. Matraques I and II, two distinct programs, pay tribute to 19 moving image artists—from obscure activists to big-name, big-budget cineastes like Claude Jutra – whom we must bring out of the vaults and back out onto the screen and into the streets!

 

FREE screenings during the Image + Nation Festival

Curated by Thomas Waugh, Alan Wong, Katharine Setzer, Anne Golden and Jordan Arseneault

29 November 2015

Nightsticks I: 1:30PM

Nightsticks II: 4:00PM

Cinéma J A De Sève (LB125),  Université Concordia, 1400  de Maisonneuve West, Montréal

The Queer Media Database Canada-Québec is proud to bring these programs to Image + Nation with the support of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, Concordia University Fine Arts, the Social Sciences Research Council of Canada, Fugues, the National Film Board of Canada, GIV and the Archives gaies du Québec.


Matraques I – 1:30PM

We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Fabulous | Maureen Bradley & Danielle Comeau | CAN |28 MIN |1990

Rouli-roulant |Claude Jutra |CAN |15 MIN|1966

Les Chats bottés [extrait] |Claude Fournier |CAN |2 MIN |1971

In Black & White | Michael McGarry | CAN | 10 MIN | 1979

Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives [extrait] | Lynne Fernie & Aerlyn Weissman | 5 MIN | CAN | 1992

Hookers on Davie [extrait] | Janis Cole + Holly Dale | CAN | 5 MIN | 1984

Prowling by Night [extrait] | Gwendolyn + Co | CAN | 7 MIN | 1990

HIV Rollercoaster [extrait] | Paul Lang | CAN | 5 MIN | 2001

Rex vs. Singh [extrait] | Ali Kazimi  | CAN | 10 MIN | 2009

 

Matraques II : 4:00PM

You Can’t Beat It out of Us |Ronit Bezalel | CAN | 13 MIN | 1991

Hot Dogs [extrait] | Claude Fournier | CAN | 7 MIN | 1980

Sadomasochism | Deanna Bowen | CAN | 14 MIN | 1999

TRUXX | Harry Sutherland | CAN | 19 MIN | 1978

Quelques Féministes américaines [extrait] | Luce Guilbeault + Nicole Brossard + Margaret Wescott | CAN | 7 MIN | 1977

Passiflora [extrait] | Fernand Bélanger + Dagmar Teufel| CAN | 10 MIN | 1985

Médecins de cœur [extrait] | Tahani Rached | CAN | 6 MIN | 1993

Banana Boy | Samuel Chow | CAN | 7 MIN | 2003

Yapping out Loud [extrait] | Mirha-Soleil Ross + Mark Karbusicky | CAN | 10 MIN | 2002