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Trans Film: The Films Of Suzie Silver, Program 1: Alternate Imaginaries

Mar 23 | Sat | 5:15 pm |
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Over a career spanning the last thirty years, artist and filmmaker Suzie Silver has been persistently re-imagining human desires through the lenses of science fiction, drag, camp, and myth. We are thrilled to present two programs of her highly collaborative work, including early projects that helped define the canon of queer and trans video and performance, and new works that continue to expand upon it today. OBLIGATE SYMBIONTS OF COLUBUS GRAND takes us into an imagined cosmology 45.3 light years away where beings enact ritualized dance, while STINKHORN is the latest edition of Silver's work exploring fairy tales and mythic stories. ERIC MOE'S IDYLL reveals the mating rituals of forest nymphs, while THE HAPPIEST DAY creates a realm of innocence and pleasure in which historic performances are reenacted. A SPY: HESTER REEVE DOES THE DOORS is perhaps Silver's best-known work, wherein drag king Reeve performs to The Doors' "The Spy," clad as Jesus Christ with small, painted portraits on each breast. NEBULA creates an immersive kaleidoscopic sensory viewing experience, and FREEBIRD features Silver performing in drag the infamous Southern rock anthem that inspired an entire generation of 1970s male youth.

Venue: Anthology Film Archives

32 2nd Ave Map