Queens' Vernacular curator talk and screening April 26: Bradford Nordeen
The Queens' Vernacular monthly queer film series will feature a curator talk Wednesday, April 26 by Bradford Nordeen, one of the premier programmers of experimental queer cinema.
Nordeen will speak at 4 p.m. in Fine Arts 238. He is head programmer of Dirty Looks, a bicoastal queer experimental film, video, and performance series that has presented screenings at the Museum of Modern Art, LA Film Forum, and Anthology Film Archives, among other venues. He is also currently a guest curator at The Broad museum (LA) and is working on a forthcoming book, "Analog Tendencies: Queer Subversion before the Digital Age."
The following day, Nordeen will screen "Hardcore Home Movies," a program of explicit shorts from queercore luminaries, Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pickford Film Center. Queercore, or homocore, emerged from a chasm of queens and dykes who related more to the lifestyle and politics of punk than “their” LGBT community, yet felt spurned by punk’s latent homophobia. Through zines, bands, and homespun cinema, an ulterior movement emerged. The program includes work by G.B. Jones, Bruce La Bruce, Scott Treleaven, and Vaginal Davis
The events are sponsored by WWU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Fund for Excellence, the College of Fine and Performing Arts, the Center for Service-Learning, the departments and programs of Art & Art History, English, Film Studies, Health and Community Studies, and Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Pickford Film Center, and the Queens’ Vernacular monthly queer film series.