We will be screening Criminal Queers at Outfest in LA on July 13, 2013 as part of the Platinum series. The screening is at at 7:15pm at REDCAT. More info can be found here. Also, there is a fundraising effort to help Patreese (one of the NJ4) transition out of prison and back home. If you can donate please do so, and if not help us spread the word far and wide. Here is the link to the online campaign. If you are in the Bay Area, there is also a benefit for her right around the corner.
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Join us for a screening of Homotopia, a 2007 film by Eric A. Stanley and Chris Vargas, (screenings at 7:15 and 8:15) and The Papi Project: Archival Images, a multimedia slide installation & programmed soundtrack, by Oli Rodriguez(screenings at 7:45 and 8:45).
The issue will be released as an online journal in late June to coincide with the Supreme Court Decision on same-sex marriage. The issue is designed to break open that conversation by being intentionally provocative across disciplines and through a wide variety of artistic practices. In addition to the publication, the editors are curating a series of events.
We are excited to be screening Criminal Queers in Cambridge, MA on April 25, 2013 7pm at BYO: Criminal Queers at The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information you can go here there is also a fb event page here.
We are also finalizing plans to screen in West Chester, PA on April 27, 2013 more info on that soon.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is converting Valley State Prison for Women into a men’s prison in response to a U.S. Supreme Court order to reduce overcrowding. Instead of releasing people, they are squeezing over 1,000 women and transgender people into the two remaining women’s prisons. This has aggravated overcrowding (bringing Central California Women’s Facility’s population dangerously close to 4000), created dangerous conditions and health care is getting much worse. What’s more, they have added yet another men’s prison to their inhumane system.
COME SHOW SUPPORT FOR ALL PEOPLE LOCKED UP IN CHOWCHILLA’S PRISONS!
TELL THE FEDERAL JUDGES OVERCROWDING MUST STOP NOW!
BRING OUR LOVED ONES HOME!
Rides available by bus and carpool. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-255-7036 x 314
Caravans leaving from MacArthur BART in Oakland at 10:30AM and Chuco’s Justice Center in Inglewood at 8:30AM. We will gather at 2PM at SE corner of Ave. 24 and Fairmead Blvd off Highway 99 in Chowchilla.
Rally begins at 3PM at VSPW.
Manifestación Para la Libertad de Chowchilla, Sabado, 26 de enero
3:00PM en Valley State Prison for Women (VSPW)
Chris and Eric will be heading out for a few screenings of Criminal Queers in October. All the screenings are free and open to the public and will feature a screening of the film and a Q and A with Chris and Eric. More information will be coming soon but here is what we have now:
Wednesday October 3, 2012 7-9pm University of WI- La Crosse, in the Hall of Nations, 1300 Centennial Hall
Thursday October 4, 2012 7-9pm University of WI- Madison, Red Gym, Maisley Media Room Fb event page is here.
Tuesday October 9, 2012 4:30-6:30pm, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA at the LPAC cinema
Wednesday October 10, 2012 7:30-9:30pm Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Douglas Campus Center Fb event page is here.
Wednesday October 10, 2012 6:30pm Homotopia will be screening (without Chris and Eric, but you should still go if you have not seen it) Kimmel Center for University Life 60 Washington Sq. South, Room 909
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:45-9:45pm New York University, NY, NY Kimmel Center for University Life 60 Washington Sq. South, Room 905
We had a wonderful time at the screenings at the New Museum and The Sylvia Rivera Law Project, thanks in large part to the work that Jeannine Tang and Reina Gossett did to make it all happen. More about the framing of the events is available here on the New Museum’s webpage and you can see some photos and listen to the audio here on the “We Who Feel Differently” webpage.
We are also still filming (see it never ends) but are trying to tie up any ends by the fall. In October we will be in WI and NYC, NJ and PA, more info on that soon. If you want to set up a screening of Criminal Queers, hit us up, and also, if you teach at an institution asking them to order a copy of Homotopia is a good way to support Criminal Queers (it is entirely self-funded) while also making sure radical films get archived.