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Dirty Looks Takes Queer Film and Video To The Streets With Third Edition, ‘On Location’

Dirty Looks Takes Queer Film and Video To The Streets With Third Edition, 'On Location'

Dirty Looks is back for a third round with Dirty Looks: On Location — a month-long project that takes queer film and video to the streets, literally and figuratively. Researching a history of LGBTQ spaces in New York, extant or otherwise, a committee of twelve emerging curators have selected artworks that speak to specific city sites—such as bars, shuttered nightclubs, hotels, and other spaces—installing them at venues throughout New York every night during the month of July. It’s a pretty incredible project.

With 31 events over 31 days, it’s an effort “that calls into question our shared city space and urban historiography.” With locations ranging from leather bar The Eagle NYC to legendary non-profit space White Columns, Dirty Looks: On Location will facilitate a much wider public exposure for film and video than possible with solely white box and cinema spaces.

Some more info care of the organizers:

It kicks off July 1st at White Columns with Fire Island Film + Sound, a collaborative audio-visual performance pairing samples of Sam Ashby’s archive of films made on Fire Island with an analog synthesizer score performed live by Ginger Brooks Takahashi. This experimental experience explores Fire Island as a site of queer exile, utopia, sexual liberation, and trauma. On Location’s July 31st closing event, meanwhile, features a screening of Ester Martin Bergsmark’s Something Must Break, which chronicles the bittersweet love affair between a man and a transgender woman. Released only in Sweden, Germany, and Eastern Europe, this will be the first US screening of the film outside the festival circuit. Other highlights include a special screening on July 2nd of iconic New York club comedy-drama, Party Girl, at the Lower East Side library of its filming.
Dirty Looks: On Location is pleased to partner with Scruff to present FridayFeatures, which include the screening of Something Must Break; the film adaptation of Sandra Bernhard’s Off-Broadway show, Without You I’m Nothing at Dixon Place; a travelogue of the prison-industrial complex, Field Visits for Chelsea Manning at UnionDocs July 10th, which maps the former Army intelligence analyst’s places of imprisonment prior to her Wikileaks trial, from Kuwait to Virginia, Kansas, and Maryland; and She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column – a documentary about the pre-riot grrrl, Canadian, queer, experimental punk band, Fifth Column – July 17th at Bushwick underground community center and queer art space-cum-dance club The Spectrum. 
In addition to feature film and video works, there are numerous shorter titles that make renegade appearance in various city-wide businesses of historic significance, such as bars, videotheques, and restaurants. These in-and-out events take to heart Dirty Looks: On Location’s mission to integrate experimental video works site-specifically into atypical screening spaces. On July 8th, Dirty Looks infiltrates legendary leather bar The Eagle NYC to screen Bijou, Wakefield Poole’s second venture into explicit, gay feature filmmaking, which chronicles a construction worker as he’s shepherded into a sex club in an unrecognizable Meatpacking District. There, he’s granted entrance into a sexually liberated parallel dimension. A three-part program of short video and film works by queer Asian Pacific artists, Bad Asians 1-3, is situated at historic gay bar Stonewall Inn July 21st and 28th; while She’s a Talker, Neil Goldberg’s camp favorite, will be screened during JD Samson’s party Scissor Sundays at Rusty Knot July 5th. Capturing about 80 New York City men adoring their cats on video, the 1994 work documents the many lost to AIDS with pathos and heart.
Here’s the full lineup:

July 1 | Fire Island Film + Sound, Sam Ashby + Ginger Brooks Takahashi, White Columns, 320 W 13th 8PM
July 2 | Party Girl, Daisy von Scherler Mayer, Seward Park Library, 192 East Broadway 6:30PM
July 3 | Without You I’m Nothing, John Boskovich, Dixon Place | 161 Chrystie Street  10PM
July 4 | Dynasty Handbag Does Independence Day, Dynasty Handbag, Instagram (@dirtylooksnyc)
July 5 | She’s a Talker, Neil Goldberg, Rusty Knot, 425 West Street 7PM
July 6 | Misadventures in Black Dyke Dating in the 90s, Cheryl Dunye, Jocelyn Taylor, Dawn Suggs + Shari Frilot, Maysles Documentary Center 343 Malcolm X Blvd (co-presented by Queer / Art) 7:30PM
July 7 | Break the Rules, Malic Amalya, Kristen Galvin, and Sadie Benning, ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington Street 7:30PM
July 8 | Bijou, Wakefield Poole, The Eagle NYC, 554 West 28th Street 8:30PM
July 9 | Joan Jett Blakk Announces Candidacy for President, Bill Stamets, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, 80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn 8PM
July 10 | Field Visits for Chelsea Manning, Lance Wakeling, UnionDocs, 322 Union Avenue 9PM
July 11 | Dzi Croquettes, Rafael Alvarez and Tatiana Issa, Secret Project Robot, 389 Melrose Street, Brooklyn 8PM
July 12 | Fun Down There, Roger Stigliano, Julius’, 159 West 10th Street 4PM
July 13 | Your Words Give Me a Headache, Mariah Garnett, Dylan Mira, Kajsa Dahlberg, Bureau of General Services Queer Division, 208 West 13th Street #210 7PM
July 14 | Breeden, Vincent Chevalier, email dirtylooksnyc@gmail.com to RSVP for this secret venue
July 15 | History Doesn’t Have to Repeat Itself, Stéphane Gérard, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (co-presented by VisualAIDS), 2474 Westchester Avenue, Bronx 7:30PM
July 16 | The Practice of Everyday Freedom: Wave, Womanism and Villanelle, Various Artists, Hub, Union Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway 7:30PM
July 17 | She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column, Kevin Hegge, The Spectrum, 59 Montrose Avenue, Brooklyn 9PM
July 18 | Hot Dogs, G.B. Jones, Callicoon Fine Arts, 49 Delancey Street 9PM – 4AM
July 19 | Read Only Memory, John Maybury, Le Petit Versailles Garden, 346 East Houston St. 7PM
July 20 | Andy, Steve Reinke, XTube (DirtyLooks)
July 21 | Bad Asians Pt. 1 + Deux! Richard Fung, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Lynne Chan, Erica Cho, and Patty Chang & Anie Stanley, Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street 8PM
July 22 | Christopher Lee, Christopher Lee and Elise Hurwitz, UnionDocs, 322 Union Avenue 7:30PM
July 23 | The Doom Generation, Gregg Araki, Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue 8PM            
July 24 | Tongues Untied, Marlon Riggs, Maysles Cinema (co-presented by VisualAIDS), 343 Malcolm X Boulevard 7:30PM
July 25 | Fuck You Santa Claus, Robert Opel, email dirtylooksnyc@gmail.com for secret venue
July 26 | John Sex – The True Story, Various Artists, Pyramid Club, (co-presented by VisualAIDS) 101 Avenue A 8:30PM
July 27 | A Bathsalts Reunion, Macy Rodman + Severely Mame, Don Pedro 90 Manhattan Avenue 10PM
July 28 | Bad Asians 3.0, Yvette Choy, ManChyna, Tanwarin Sukkhapisit,, Lu Yang, Yozmit, Dan Carter + Alison S. M. Kobayashi, Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street 8PM
July 29 | The Grasshopper, Jerry Paris, Spectacle, 124 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn 9PM
July 30 | Clit Club, Various Artists, Participant Inc, 253 East Houston Street 6 – 10PM
July 31 | Something Must Break, Ester Martin Bergsmark, Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St 8:30PM

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