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Director: Chet Catherine Pancake
2019, USA, 115 minutes, Digital, NR
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Queer Genius explores the remarkable lives of five contemporary artists: Barbara Hammer, Eileen Myles, Black Quantum Futurism, Moor Mother, and Dynasty Handbag / Jibz Cameron.
Deep, affectionate, and intimate portraits resonate across generation as critically acclaimed and notoriously radical queer artists overcome personal and political obstacles to find new ways to think about and live their own “genius.”
Sponsored by the Film and Video Department at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
“Effortlessly multigenerational, interdisciplinary, and diverse in scope, QUEER GENIUS peers into the lives of five virtuosos who have challenged artistic formalism, gender roles, and heterosexism without apology in both their private lives and creative practices.”
– Desmonde Thorne, NewFest
“…an inspiring portrait of provocative and legendary artists-activists.”
– Garry Kramer, Philadelphia Gay News
“‘My work is about so many things, besides, you know, pussy,’ proclaims iconic poet, Eileen Myles in this deep, affectionate look at the life and work of five remarkable queer artists.”
– Jenni Olsen, Frameline Film Festival