Lincoln Center has appointed Thomas Beard as a new Programmer at Large. Beard will work to organize screenings and schedules for the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s film series. Beard is the founder of Light Industry, a film and electronic music venue in Brooklyn.
The first series Beard will curate will be a series comprised entirely of queer cinema from before the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Commonly, and incorrectly, considered to be non-existent, the series will contain the largest collection of queer cinema from this period, including documentaries, home movies and lavender classics such as “Madchen in Uniform.” The series is scheduled to run sometime this April.
Beard has previously curated screenings for Artists Space, BAMcinematek, the Centre Pompidou, MoMA and the Tate Modern.