Queer Rebels: Transgressors
Curated by Celeste Chan and KB Boyce
Thursday (2/16), 6:30pm, The VORTEX (2307 Manor Rd.)
Queer Rebels return with “Transgressors,” a raised fist of QTPOC experimentations with a mission to transgress, to cross, to border, to aggress and to deviate.
A mother and daughter find strength in global protests against injustice (FU377, Neelu Bhuman). Whitewashing, both historical and present, changes Puerto Rico’s culture (CLAVADO, Cristobal Guerra). A 2 Spirit infomercial provides tongue-in-cheek survival strategies (2 Spirit Introductory Special $19.99, Thirza Cuthand). A dead starlet reveals her memorial reel (Reveal, Nao Bustamante); these Queens will rise again (Queen Down, West Vargina, Heather María Ács & Sequinette Jaynesfield). There is only one witness to death (Warning Shot: The Killing of James Wakasa, Tina Takemoto). An artist meditates on blackness, diasporic longing, and the natural world (Hearing in the Dark, Naima Lowe). Post-Orlando, we rise in the spirit of Sylvia Rivera with rage, love, and GAY POWER (Queer Historical Mixtape, Celeste Chan and Irina Contreras).
*Co-Sponsored by Cine Las Americas*