Sunday December 4, 2022, 1:00 pm
At 2220 Arts + Archives, 2220 W. Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90057
In person: Filmmakers James Leong Holston and Mara Ramirez, with curator Sam Gurry
Tickets: $12 general, $8 students/seniors, free for Filmforum members
Masks are still required at Filmforum shows - N95 or KN95.
Smears, Tears, and Thumbprints: Queer Coming of Age
What does it mean to have a body? Why does the concrete feel so soft under my fingers? Animation is uniquely positioned to examine the intangible and constructed. From here, above the peg bar, artists sketch a pysche imagined and a world redeemed.
The films in this programs contains a colorful, earnest languidity through a queer lens exploring family, the body, and the ebbings of the afternoon tide.
Utilizing the inherent reflexivity of animation, these films create spaces to inhabit both comfort and consolation. Featuring a variety of animation techniques, these films each live in different sections of the mind and body united in their explorations of comfort, hope, and satisfaction.
Pre-recorded introduction of Torrey Pines by filmmaker, Clyde Peterson.
Q&A to follow with James Leong Holston and Mara Ramirez, hosted by curator Sam Gurry.
Poster by Mara Ramirez.