In Conversation: Queer Cinema

Friday, June 14, 2019, 7–8:30 pm | Lecture Hall
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join us for a powerful conversation about the history of queer movie-making and the absence of queer stories from mainstream cinema. Film historian Greg Youmans and S. Topiary Landberg from OMCA’s curatorial team will discuss film selections chosen for OMCA’s special exhibition Queer California: Untold Stories and the importance of uncovering these forgotten stories. Learn how these films help amplify the voices of LGBTQ+ communities and the importance of screening them in our special exhibition. Following the discussion, Greg Youmans will be signing copies of his book Word Is Out.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for Members. Ticket does not include gallery admission.

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Greg Youmans
Greg Youmans is a writer, scholar, and Associate Professor of English and Film Studies at Western Washington University. His first book was a study of the paradigm-shifting 1977 gay and lesbian documentary Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives, and he is currently at work on a second book entitled “Something New Under the Sun: Bay Area Queer Filmmaking Across the 1970s,” which is supported by an Arts Writers Grant from Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation.

S. Topiary Landberg
S. Topiary Landberg (aka Samuael Topiary) is an interdisciplinary media artist practitioner and documentary film scholar.  She is currently the Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Oakland Museum and finishing her PhD in Film & Digital Media at University of California, Santa Cruz. She has taught at the School for Visual Arts, CUNY Staten Island, Pratt Institute, the Media Studies Program at the New School University in New York City and currently lectures at UC Santa Cruz.