Queer Migrations & Diasporic Intimacies
- Organizer: Asian Film and Media Initiative of NYU Cinema Studies
- Venue: NYU Department of Cinema Studies, Michelson Theater
721 Broadway, Sixth Floor
New York , NY 10003 United States
Presented by Asian Film and Media Initiative of NYU Cinema Studies. Co-sponsored by the 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; Center for Disability Studies.
This film series 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, “Queer Migrations & Diasporic Intimacies” features forms of world-making that while shaped by the forces of global capital and patriarchal nationalism, move beyond the latter’s limiting paradigms. Filmmakers present their works on love, loss, and relishing silliness that include a Turkish homage to James Baldwin (Aykan Safoğlu), a retrieval of unremembered interracial intimacy through found footage (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).
October 3, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: The LuLu Sessions (S. Casper Wong, USA, 2011)
This screening will be followed by a roundtable with the filmmaker S. Casper Wong and Professor Lana Lin (The New School).
November 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Experimental films by Aykan Safoğlu & Sylvia Schedelbauer
November 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Lesbian Factory (Susan Chen, Taiwan, 2010)
November 28, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Rainbow Popcorn (Susan Chen, Taiwan, 2013)
See the full schedule here. No registration required.
Image: Still from Aykan Safoğlu’s Off-White Tulips, 2013.