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CITY OF LOST SOULS AT AKBAR

CITY OF LOST SOULS (1983)—the transgressive punk musical directed by Rosa von Praunheim and starring Jayne County—will play this weekend at Akbar.

This special encore screening is presented by Dirty Looks.

CITY OF LOST SOULS

Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 pm.

Akbar

4356 Sunset Boulevard, Silver Lake, Los Angeles.

City of Lost Souls, top and bottom; Rosa von Praunheim, center.

CONVERSION THERAPY — DIRTY LOOKS AT THE L.A. ART BOOK FAIR

Join Rick Castro, Mariah Garnett, Nguyen Tan Hoang, William E. Jones, and Brontez Purnell at the L.A. Art Book Fair for the Dirty Looks event CONVERSION THERAPY.

The panelists will discuss “the language of filmmaking and how it relates to underground publishing.”*

CONVERSION THERAPY*

Friday, April 12, at 6 pm.

Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

152 North Central Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: William E. Jones, The Fall of Communism as Seen in Gay Pornography, 1998, still, courtesy the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles; Brontez Purnell, courtesy the artist; Nguyen Tan Hoang, courtesy the author; Mariah Garnett, Encounters I May or May Not Have Had with Peter Berlin, 2012, still, courtesy the artist; Tony Ward in Hustler White (1996), written and directed by Bruce LaBruce and Rick Castro, courtesy the artists.

DIRTY LOOKS — EIGHT YEARS ON

Join filmmakers Marvin Astorga, Mariah Garnett, Aimee Goguen, Young Joon Kwak, Brontez Purnell, Jill Reiter, and Michael Robinson as Dirty Looks celebrates eight years of transgression with an evening of screenings.

Featured films include Purnell’s 100 BOYFRIENDS MIXTAPE (THE DEMO), Reiter’s FRENZY, Robinson’s ONWARD LOSSLESS FOLLOWS, Goguen’s TONGUE JOB, Garnett’s ENCOUNTERS I MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE HAD WITH PETER BERLIN, and Warren Sonbert and Wendy Appel’s AMPHETAMINE.

The night will end with a reception and DJ set by Discostan.

DIRTY LOOKS—EIGHT YEARS ON

Saturday, January 26.

From 8 pm to midnight.

Ace Hotel, Segovia Hall

929 South Broadway, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Mariah Garnett,s Peter Berlin in Encounters I May or May Not Have Had with Peter Berlin (2012), (2); Warren Sonbert and Wendy Appel, Amphetamine (1966); Michael Robinson, Onward Lossless Follows (2017).

JEWEL’S CATCH ONE

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, as well as a program including Cole Jupiter JamesPOSTURE IN PREPARATION, which “explores the concepts of race, gender and class through video and language.”*

 

JEWEL’S CATCH ONE, Monday, July 9, at 9 pm.

UNION (formerly Jewel’s Catch One), 4067 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles.

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Jewel Thais-Williams. Photograph by Katie Falkenberg.

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ZACKARY DRUCKER — REDCAT AND OUTFEST

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 follow the screenings.

 

HARD TO LOOK AT—FAVORITES AND RARITIES BY ZACKARY DRUCKER, Sunday, July 8, at 3 pm.

REDCAT, 631 West 2nd Street, Disney Hall, Music Center, downtown Los Angeles.

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Drucker also directed two shorts at this year’s Outfest as part of the series Queeroes (a Jill Soloway initiative), and Desires and Resistance—Unearthing Trans Legacies.

MOTHER COMES TO VENUS, followed by a panel discussion.

Saturday, July 14, at 7:30 pm.

HARMONY GOLD, 7655 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood.

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AT LEAST YOU KNOW YOU EXIST, Sunday, July 15, at 4:30 pm.

REDCAT, 631 West 2nd Street, Disney Hall, Music Center, downtown Los Angeles.

outfest.org/at-least-you-know-you-exist

outfest.org/desires-and-resistance-unearthing-trans-legacies

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Zackary Drucker.

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