Pride: A Celebration Of Queer Stories
June 1–26, 2023
This June, the JBFC celebrates LGBTQ+ stories with a selection of one-off screenings and events. In partnership with The LOFT, we are offering free, limited supply of tickets to enjoy these INCREDIBLE cinematic offerings!
Discover the black queer origins of rock n’ roll in Little Richard: I Am Everything, celebrate trans lives with a special Community Matters, and join George Mackay, Bill Nighy, and Imelda Staunton in the feel-good true story of British LGBT activists, Pride.
Plus relive iconic moments from queer cinema history with The Watermelon Woman & Funeral Parade of Roses.
June 26: Funeral Parade of Roses (with book event)
7:00pm Screening Theater 2
8:45pm Q&A (with author Karl Turner) Theater 2
9:15pm Book Signing/Sale Theater 2
Price $15 (members) $20 (nonmembers)
Long unavailable in the U.S., director Toshio Matsumoto’s shattering, kaleidoscopic masterpiece is one of the most subversive and intoxicating films of the late 1960s: a headlong dive into a dazzling, unseen Tokyo night-world of drag queen bars and fabulous divas, fueled by booze, drugs, fuzz guitars, performance art and black mascara. Stanley Kubrick cited the film as a direct influence on his own dystopian classic A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.
"A dizzying pop-art fantasia, Funeral Parade of Roses is a film that evades straightforward categorisation. Through a rapid-fire combination of melodrama, comedy, horror, documentary and experimental film, director Toshio Matsumoto’s freewheeling approach to both genre and form results in a film that gleefully disorientates without ever feeling disjointed." British Film Institute.
Followed by a Q&A with Kyle Turner, author of 'The Queer Film Guide: 100 great movies that tell LGBTQIA+ stories'.
Starting in early cinema with trailblazers like Making a Man of Her and Different from Others, the list progresses through the eras, from Hitchcock’s Rope to cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show to today’s fast-growing list of queer films, including Carol, The Duke of Burgundy, and Moonlight. From lesser-known names to Academy Award winners, The Queer Film Guide offers a fresh take on what defines great cinema, lending a voice to the diverse creators and characters who’ve shaped the art form.
Copies of The Queer Film Guide will be available to purchase after the screening, courtesy of The Village Bookstore.
Moderator Monica Castillo
Guest Speaker(s) Kyle Turner
Guest Bio -
Kyle Turner is a freelance writer and editor based in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been featured in Slate, NPR, the Village Voice, GQ.com, and the New York Times. He is also the author of The Queer Film Guide: 100 Films That Tel LGBTIA+ Stories, out from Smith Street Books and Rizzoli on May 16.
Limited Free Tickets are Available (limit 1 per registrant)
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