|ACTING UP: Queer Film and Video in the Time of AIDS
George Washington Department of English and the American Studies Film
Club present ACTING UP: Queer Film and Video in the Time of AIDS. The
film series is part of "Tony Kushner Live," a series of campus events
marking the screenwriter's visit to campus on April 9 as part of the
Jewish Literature Live series.
Bringing together nine films from
the history of queer cinema along with readings from AIDS activists,
scholars, and artists, ACTING UP reconstructs the affective and lived
experience of the AIDS epidemic from the late 1980s to the end of the
20th century. The screenings will be introduced and followed by
discussions lead by distinguished faculty and graduate students from GW,
University of Maryland, College Park and Georgetown University. The
films are as follows:
- Feb. 6: "The Living End" in Rome Hall, Room 77.
Introduction by Caetlin Benson-Allot, assistant professor of English at
- Feb. 20: "Longtime Companion" in Rome Hall, Room 771. Introduction by Chad Heap, chair of GW's Department of American Studies.
- Feb. 28: "Boys on the Side" in the School of Media
and Public Affairs, Room B07. Introduction by Marilee Lindemann,
director of the LGBT Studies Program at the University of Maryland.
- March 20: "Tongues Untied" in Rome Hall, Room 771. Introduction by GW Professor of English Robert McRuer.
- March 28: Part 1 of "Angels in America" in the
School of Media and Public Affairs, Room B07. March 29: Part II of
"Angels in America" in Rome Hall, Room 771. Both with an introduction by
Ramzi Fawaz, postdoctoral fellow in GW's Department of American
- April 18: "Still Around" in the School of Media and
Public Affairs, Room B07. Introduction by Matthew Tinkcom, associate
dean of academic affairs at Georgetown University.
- April 24: "Common Threads" in Rome Hall, Room 771. Introduction by GW Associate Professor of American Studies Melani McAlister.
- May 2: "Silverlake Life" in the School of Media and
Public Affairs, Room B07. Introduction by David Gerstner, professor of
media culture at CUNY.
Screenings will be held from 6-9 p.m. Click here for more information. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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