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Friday Nights at OMCA | Queer California Film Series

Friday, June 21, 2019, 5 pm
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 5:00pm
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Join us for special late-night screenings of rare films exploring untold stories of California’s LGBTQ+ communities, in conjunction with special exhibition Queer California: Untold Stories. Check the schedule below for showtimes and film descriptions.

Included with Museum special exhibition admission. There is an additional $5 charge for special exhibition Queer California: Untold Stories.

Film Schedule

Mariposa Film Group: Peter Adair, Nancy Adair, Andrew Brown, Rob Epstein, Lucy Massie, Phenix, and Veronica Selver, Distributed by New Yorker Films
Circa 1975–1976 | 27 minutes
The 1977 documentary Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives presented interviews with a select group of lesbians and gay men. The seldom-seen footage presented here includes interviews of individuals who weren’t presented in the final project.

Jaguar Mary
2000 | 7 minutes
A play on a short film by French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard for the 1987 anthology Aria, this film examines desire and invisibility while flipping traditional representations of race and gender.

(contains explicit sexual content)
Chris E. Vargas and Eric Stanley
2007 | 27 minutes
Filmed in San Francisco’s Mission District, this avant-garde, radical queer film chronicles a group of people dedicated to exposing the trouble with gay marriage, dismantling the State, and undoing Empire, while looking totally fierce.

(contains explicit sexual content)
Peaches, A.L. Steiner, and Lex Vaughn
2015 | 5 minutes
This 2015 music video for the song Rub by the artist Peaches, filmed in and around Joshua Tree, reimagines feminists tropes through a queer lens.

Jaguar Mary
2000 | 7 minutes
A play on a short film by French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard for the 1987 anthology Aria, this film examines desire and invisibility while flipping traditional representations of race and gender.

Marlon Riggs
1989 | 55 minutes
Set in the context of AIDS-era sexual politics, this film depicts black gay identity in the face of homophobia, racism, and exclusion through a mix of personal narrative, poetry, and documentary footage.

(contains explicit sexual content)
Steven Arnold
1971 | 74 minutes
Filmed in San Francisco with the multi-gender drag performance group The Cockettes, Luminous Procuress follows two young hippies as they take a magic potion and embark on a transformational journey.