Still Not Over It: 70 Years of Queer Canadian Film @ Vancouver Queer Film Festival

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Still Not Over It: 70 Years of Queer Canadian Film @ Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 18:00 to 20:45

Still Not Over It: 70 Years of Queer Canadian Film

@ the Vancouver Queer Film Festival, co-presented by MEDIAQUEER.CA

Tues. August 18, 6:00PM                                                               

Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver

With artists Vincent Chevalier, Paul Wong, and Kai Ling Xue present for Q&A.                                                        

Programmed by Jordan Arseneault, Alan Kollins, Shana Myara, Thomas Waugh

Still Not Over It is an extensive program of 16 queer Canadian documentary, experimental, performance, animation, and fiction shorts spanning 70 years of moving image art. Variously addressing memory, social history, and future potentialities, these shorts employ strategies of anachronism, queered retellings, hope, reminiscence, and prophesy to elicit questions on queer temporality: what is our past without our overcomings? Who were we and what did we want to be? Will I find a date for Friday night? This selection shows us bygone times and timeless aspirations from WWII-era crypto-homo desire to 1960s subtleties, 70s experimentalism, 80s essays, 90s elegies, and millennial flux. Culled from the newly launched online catalogue MEDIAQUEER.CA – a research tool for LGBT moving image art in Canada and Québec – this program is presented by the Vancouver Queer Film Festival in partnership with the Queer Media Database Canada-Québec and Video Out Distribution. Approximate running time:  96 mins. Image from "Gayblevision" courtesy of Video Out Distribution.


Programme:

Boogie Doodle | Norman McLaren | Canada | 1940 | celluloid | 3

L’Usure | Jeanne Crépeau | Canada | 1986 | 16mm | 8

Frankly, Shirley | Margaret Moores | Canada | 1987 | video | 10

Gravity | Wrik Mead | Canada | 1987 | 16mm | 3

Gayblevision: a Celebration of 2 Years on Air (excerpt) | Gayblevision | Canada | 1982 | video | 4

1919 | Noam Gonick | Canada | 1996 | video | 8

Man from Venus | James Diamond | Canada | 1999 | video | 3

60 Unit Bruise | Paul Wong | Canada | 1976 | video | 4

So… When Did You Figure Out You Had AIDS?  | Vincent Chevalier | Canada | 2010 | video | 5

Frank’s Cock | Mike Hoolboom | Canada | 1993 | 16mm | 8

A Girl Named Kai | Kai Ling Xue | Canada | 2004 | video | 8

Galactic Docking Company | Clark Nikolai | Canada | 2009 | video | 3

Search Engine | Wayne Yung | Canada | 1999 | video | 4

Drag on a Fag | Nick Stagias | Canada | 1994 | video | 5

Untouchable | Thirza Cuthand | Canada | 1998 | video | 4

Cornet at Night | Stanley Jackson | Canada | 1963 | celluloid | 14