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Event: Ladyfest Philly Film Series, May 2013

Ladyfest Philadelphia Film Series!

Websitehttp://www.ladyfestphilly.com/film

Wednesday, May 1

16mm Short Film Screening

at AUX (319 N. 11th Street, 3rd floor)

8:00 PM; Free (donations welcome)

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The first screening in the series consists of short 16mm films by women made before 1980. These classics include the first film by an openly lesbian filmmaker (Barbara Hammer’s Dyketactics), innovative computer animation techniques pioneered by Bell Labs artist-in-residence Lillian Schwartz and the sarcastic Pop Art shorts of Gunvor Nelson. The films will be projected in their original 16mm format.


Friday, May 10

Ladies and Gentlemen… The Fabulous Stains

at International House Philadelphia (3701 Chestnut Street)

8:00 PM; $9 general admission, $7 students/seniors, Free for IHP membersBuy tickets

Directed by Lou Adler, US, 1982, 35mm, 87 minutes — rare 35mm archival print!

With an introduction by rock critic Sara Sherr

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The original riot grrl film, Ladies and Gentlemen… The Fabulous Stains was tepidly made and not-actually-released by Paramount in the early 1980s. A tumultuous production and disastrous preview showings led the film to be shelved. When it later ended up on late-night TV and in repertory theaters it became a cult hit, inspiring rockers like Tobi Vail of Bikini Kill and Courtney Love to pick up their instruments.

Recently orphaned Corrine “Third Degree” Burns (a 14-year-old Diane Lane) enlists her cousin (Laura Dern) and sister to launch a punk rock band, The Stains. Three rehearsals later, the band scores the opening slot on a cross-country tour with aging metal act The Metal Corpses and British punk rockers The Looters. The Stains meteoric rise—and equally lightening-quick fall—owes more to TV exposure than to talent. Featuring real-life punks (Paul Simenon of The Clash, Steve Jones and Paul Cook of The Sex Pistols), outrageous fashions and The Stains’ post-punk hits “Waste of Time” and “Join the Professionals,”Ladies and Gentlemen…The Fabulous Stains is a sarcastic and hilarious look at the early 1980s punk scene.

Sara Sherr is a Philadelphia-based rock critic and host of Sugar Town, a 12-year-old monthly music series for female and female-identified musicians, performers, and DJ’s. She co-ran independent booking agency Plain Parade from 2002-2006 and is an organizer for the Phreak N Queer Arts & Music Festival and Ladyfest Philadelphia.


Friday, May 17

The Watermelon Woman

at AUX (319 N. 11th Street, 3rd floor)

8:00 PM; Free (donations welcome)

Directed by Cheryl Dunye, US, 1997, DVD, 85 min.

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Cheryl Dunye’s debut feature is as controversial as it is sexy and funny. Cheryl is a twenty-something black lesbian working as a clerk in a video store while struggling to make a documentary about Fae Richards, an obscure black actress from the 1930’s. Cheryl is surprised to discover that Richards (known popularly as “the Watermelon Woman”) had a white lesbian lover. At the same time, Cheryl falls in love with a very cute white customer at the video store (Guinevere Turner from Go Fish).

Such are the complexities of race and sex in this startlingly fresh debut, which has been attacked by conservative Congressmen for having been funded by the NEA and lavishingly praised in the editorial pages for being charming and courageous.


Thursday, May 23

Women’s Cinema in the 21st Century

at AUX (319 N. 11th Street, 3rd floor)

8:00 PM; Free (donations welcome)

The final evening in the Ladyfest Film Series, this program highlights recent perspectives on gender oppression, liberation and contemporary cinema. Multiple experiences are represented in the selection of short films by directors from Eastern Europe, France and the US. All made in the 21st century.

 

 

 

 


Event: Take Back the Night!

TAKE BACK THE NIGHT
Thursday, April 4
6pm
College Green

Take Back the Night is an annual event organized to raise awareness and break the silence around the pandemic of sexual violence. It is a powerful evening beginning with a rally filled with moving speeches and performances, a march through campus and a candlelight vigil where survivors can share their stories in a safe and affirming space. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Event: Dorothy Allison

DOROTHY ALLISON

The Dangerous Life: Being Mythic in America
Friday, March 29
4:30pm
Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College


Hear Dorothy Allison speak in an event hosted by Gender & Sexuality Studies in collaboration with the Swarthmore College Queer and Trans Conference. Dorothy Allison is an award-winning author and longtime feminist and queer activist. She has won two Lambda Literary Awards, the American Library Association Prize for Lesbian and Gay Writing, and the Ferro Grumley prize. Her newest novel, She Who, is forthcoming from Penguin Putnam. The talk will be followed by a reception.

Equity in a Non-Profit Organization by Kim Crosby

Students, check out this fantastic Prezi presentation produced by Kim Katrin Crosby(@KimKatrinCrosby) that explains gender, racial, sexual, transphobic, and ableist institutional violence; gender, racial, sexual, cisgender, and able-body privilege; the lifelong labor of being an ally; and how non-profit organizations can and need to embody this type of critique rather than merely speak about it.

http://prezi.com/wcrfedyvuegz/equity-in-a-non-profit-workplace/