Generation Queer (Q&A With the Directors & Ondi Timoner)
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Run Time: 69 min. Format: Digital Release Year: 2019 Generation Queer spotlights short films made by emerging LGBTQIA+ filmmakers. These unique works challenge, subvert, and twist the boundaries of independent cinema. A portion of ticket sales from Generation Queer will go to the Centro Comunitario LGBT de Puerto Rico. Curated by Lio Mehiel and Erica Rose FRAN THIS SUMMER – Dir. Mary Evangelista Teenage love birds spend slow and tender summer days shacked up at home while one begins her transition. (9 min) SELL YOUR BODY – Dir. Janelle Yee A millennial horror-comedy about a med school dropout suffocated by student debt who swipes a wild couple on a dating app to make some fast cash. DAUGHTERS OF WOLBACHIA – Dir. Ariel McCleese In the wake of a feminist bacterial apocalypse, three women fight to secure domination over man once and for all. NI DE AQUI, NI DE ALLA – Dir. Carlos Valdivia Jose's financial aid runs out a week before a prestigious interview that puts his future in jeopardy. GIRL TALK – Dir. Erica Rose 20-something Mia explores the disparity between emotional and physical intimacy, coming to a head when she meets an intriguing couple. Ondi Timoner is the only filmmaker to win the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance twice, for Dig! in 2004 and We Live in Public in 2009 (and both films are in the permanent collection of MoMA NY.) She is also internationally-acclaimed for the award-winning documentaries, The Nature of the Best, Join Us, Cool It and Brand: A Second Coming about comedian/activist Russell Brand. In 2017, Ondi created the ten-hour Viceland docu-series, Jungletown and directed her first scripted film, Maplethorpe, starring Matt Smith (which she also wrote, produced and edited) – which was released theatrically by Samuel Goldwyn on March 1st, 2019 after winning eight Audience Awards and Best Narrative Feature at several festivals. Maplethorpe: The Director's Cut will be released in Fall 2019. Modi is currently completing an untitled feature documentary about the Opioid epidemic through the eyes of those on the front lines of recovery and producing/hosting WeTalk, a traveling talk show about the women shaping our culture – taking #MeToo to #WeDo. She is a member of the DGA, PGA, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
Venue: Nighthawk Cinema
136 Metropolitan Ave.,
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