FILM SERIES: QUEER MIGRATIONS & DIASPORIC INTIMACIES

When 3 Oct 2018 - 28 Nov 2018
Where Michelson Theater, Department Of Cinema Studies, Room 648
721 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
United States

The film series Queer Migrations & Diasporic Intimacies, hosted by the Asian Film and Media Initiative, foregrounds intimate queer worlds that often get eclipsed in narratives of migration and diaspora. Reaching from experimental shorts, to personal stories, to activist documentaries from Asia and the Asian diasporas, the series features forms of world-making that while shaped by the forces of global capital and patriarchal nationalism, move beyond the latters’ limiting paradigms. Filmmakers present their works on love, loss, and delightful silliness that include a Turkish homage to James Baldwin (Aykan Safoğlu), a retrieval of unremembered interracial intimacy through found footage (Sylvia Schedelbauer), an exploration of the tumultuous love lives of lesbian Filipina migrant workers (Susan Chen), and a New York-based filmmaker’s captivating attempt to document the last days of the person closest to her (S. Casper Wong). No registration required.

Co-sponsored by: Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU; Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU; Center for Media, Culture and History; Center for Religion and Media; Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies; NYU Student Affairs; NYU Global Programs; NYU Center for Disability Studies.

Time & Place

All screenings start at 6:00 pm at Michelson Theater
Department of Cinema Studies, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 648.

Filmmakers in attendance at each screening. Discussion moderated by Professor Feng-Mei Heberer (Asian Film and Media Initiative Interim Director).

Wed, 10/3  The Lulu Sessions (S. Casper Wong, USA, 2011, 86 mins.), followed by roundtable with filmmaker S. Casper Wong and Professor Lana Lin (The New School).

Wed, 11/7  Experimental films by Aykan Safoğlu & Sylvia Schedelbauer

Tues, 11/27  Lesbian Factory (Susan Chen, Taiwan, 2010, 60 mins.)

Wed, 11/28 Rainbow Popcorn (Susan Chen, Taiwan, 2013, 60 mins.)

Photo courtesy of the organizer.

For more information about the films in this series, please click here.