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Special Screening of Valencia - Jan 31, 7pm
« on: Jan 19, 2018, 12:39:22 PM »
The VITO Project is delighted to be screening Valencia on Jan 31st, 7pm at the Cinema Museum.
Valencia is a collaboration between a national community of queer filmmakers to adapt Michelle Tea's underground classic memoir, each contributing a five to seven minute short based on a chapter from the book.
The result is a kaleidoscopic vision of San Francisco’s vibrant Mission District in the early 1990s, before the dot-com apocalypse, when the neighbourhood functioned as a low-rent playground for a generation of punk lesbians who came of age during the birth of the Queer Nation. Valencia documents the rise of a punk lesbian diaspora through the experience of Michelle, a single rootless twenty-something searching for sex and love, drugs and adventure.

Frontlined by Michelle Tea and producer/director Hilary Goldberg, some of the filmmakers include Cheryl Dunye, Courtney Trouble, Silas Howard, Michelle Lawler, Aubree Bernier-Clarke, and Cary Cronenwett. Each short stars a different “Michelle”, who changes race, gender, size, and style as easily as she changes hairdos.

The screening will be followed by an open discussion with Bonnie Rae Brickman, the film editor and Angela Bryan-Brown, LGBT campaigner and activist and part of the Wotever DIY Film Festival team.

The screenings are free but we need your donations on the night to ensure the continuation of the VITO project. All donations go towards covering the costs associated with running the event (film licences, heating and lighting, rental of the premises, printing, promotion etc). Doors to the venue will open at 6pm for a 7pm screening. Come early to secure a seat as it can get very busy and we do not take bookings. The doors to the Cinema will be shut once the film starts or capacity is reached.

Valencia: Wed. 31st January at 7pm @ Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way, SE 11, London. Nearest tubes: Elephant & Castle or Kennington
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