MIX NYC, the 23rd Queer Experimental Film Festival opens it's doors on Tuesday, November 9th!
For 23 years, MIX NYC has brought the city the latest in vanguard queer cinema. It has been among the first to screen Paris is Burning, the work of a then-undergraduate Todd Haynes, and this year, the latest zombie sex-flick from Bruce LaBruce. Among the screenings that might be of particular interest to RS folk:
Underground New York -- Two films that highlight the urban underground movements of the 60s. The first, Underground New York, is a documentary featuring the likes of Allen Ginsburg, Tuli Kupferberg, and Susan Sontag as they fight the powers that were (and unfortunately still are). Then we move from the political to the personal in Christmas in New York, a documentation of a New York orgy in a downtown apartment, considered one of the first sexually explicit films of post-war avant garde cinema.
The Emotional Body (Mushroom/Haze Wedding) -- In 1968, Merrill Mushroom and Gabby Haze--a lesbian and a gay man, decide to get married to adopt children. To mark this union, they and their East Village cohorts retreat upstate and celebrate their nuptials with LSD sacrament. Filmmaker Francis Lee just so happened to be staying there as a guest of the property owners, and was so moved by this wedding trip that he had to film it--and bring the group upstate again to recreate the scene in the less hospitable winter. A gorgeous example of a community revising the structures of cultural institutions to better reflect themselves, the queering of a ritual. Narration by Baba Ram Dass.
But there are many more screenings, installations, performances, and parties in store next week! For more, check out www.mixnyc.org for the complete schedule and ticket info.
If you wish to volunteer during our setup: email@example.com
If you wish to donate to the festival, click on DONATE on the top of our website.
MIX 23 -- November 9-14
Theater for the New City
151 1st Ave. (btw 9th and 10th St.)
L to 1st Ave, 6 to Astor