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Friday Nights at OMCA | Queer California Film Series

Friday, May 31, 2019, 5:45 pm
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 5:45pm
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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.

(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.

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.

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.

(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.

(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.