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JEWEL’S CATCH ONE

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C. Fitz’s documentary JEWEL’S CATCH ONE celebrates the first club for African-American gay and lesbian people in Los Angeles. Businesswoman, activist, and healer Jewel Thais-Williams ran the club on Pico for over forty years, from 1973 to 2015. As part of Dirty Looks on Location 2018, curators Raquel Gutiérrez and Suzy Halajian will present the film, […]

ZACKARY DRUCKER — REDCAT AND OUTFEST

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This weekend at REDCAT, Dirty Looks on Location and curator Darin Klein present a survey of “short films and performance documentation by Zackary Drucker and her collaborators, exploring twelve years in the career of a groundbreaking American transgender multimedia artist,” actor, producer, and film director.* A conversation with Drucker and USC professor Amelia Jones will […]

THE DANCES OF ED MOCK

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“Ed Mock is the missing choreographic link between Alvin Ailey, Anna Halprin, and Bill T. Jones. He is my direct predecessor, creatively. We—artists, black queers, Bay Area dancers, gay men—have to extract our collective past and create the historical record.”* — Brontez Purnell Dirty Looks On Location premieres the debut feature film by artist, choreographer, punk […]

DIRTY LOOKS ON LOCATION

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“I was the male lead. But I was completely unaware of what MY HUSTLER was all about. They didn’t tell me. I was on LSD the whole time, and I thought I was just going through some practice motions. “It was shot in one day, and though we wanted to go back to Fire Island to finish […]

LUMINOUS PROCURESS

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Steve Seid—a former curator at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive—led BAMPFA’s recent restoration of LUMINOUS PROCURESS (1971), and will co-present the film at Redcat with Dirty Looks and Bradford Nordeen.* This San Francisco Satyricon (and the film debut of The Cockettes), is “a lavishly appointed queer underground epic,” and the only feature film directed by the late, great Dalí protégé […]

LATIN BOYS GO TO HELL

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Justin (Irwin Ossa) is crushing on his cousin Angel (John Bryant). They hit the club and “collide with the murderous jealously orbiting around model Carlos (Mike Ruiz).”* Dirty Looks and Bienestar present LATIN BOYS GO TO HELL, Ela Troyano’s New Queer Cinema hit from 1997. Also on the bill is episode 5 of Ricardo Gamboa’s BRUJOS. Both […]