Annual Film Series - Spring 2013 Film Screening Schedule
Thursday January 31: Pick up the Mic
An award-winning documentary about the queer hip-hop scene (aka homohop). Featuring over a dozen of the scene’s significant players and capturing an unapologetic underground music movement just as it explodes into the mainstream defying one of the music industry's most homophobic genres in the process.
Thursday March 21: Radical Harmonies
Chronicles the Women's Music movement’s rich history of creating a cultural life based in a commitment to diversity, personal integrity, feminism, and women loving women. It opened doors for women musicians, producers, sound and light technicians, and for new women-owned recording companies and women-oriented shows. Features such early stars as Cris Williamson, Margie Adam, Linda Tillery, Meg Christian, Holly Near, and Mary Watkins, as well as contemporary artists the Indigo Girls, Ani DiFranco, Bitch and Animal, and Melissa Ferrick.
Tuesday April 2: Riot Acts
Riot Acts represents the multi-faceted lives of transgender and gender variant musicians - including songwriting, voice presentation, coping with voice changes, passing/not passing, presenting a body/bodies on stage, audiences, venues, societal and media representation, performing gender and notions about “drag,” and the personal as political. Riot Acts suggests that identities and bodies are undeniably political, and the journey within a trans experience isn't always one of tragedy, but one of creativity and joy.
Thursday April 11: The Lesbian Fairytale Musical – The Film
You’ve heard all about it, now see the film of this original work by IC students! Princess Addison (Addy) is sent as a peace offering from her home country of Adlburrow to the “traditional moral beacon” nation of Provincia. There she’s greeted by the self-hating, closeted yet charming King Victor, who intro-duces lesbian Addy to her betrothed, the oafish yet lovable Prince Dimitri. But Addy takes far more notice of Dimitri’s sister—fiercely rebellious Princess Dahlia. Addy immediately falls for Dahlia, but knows if the king catches her acting any less “traditional” than a medieval June Cleaver, he’ll retract the peace between Adlburrow and Provincia, and her nation will suffer a crushing military defeat.
*All screenings at 7 pm in Textor 103
The Lesbian Fairytale Musical is a full-length musical, with music and lyrics by Music Composition major Will Shishmanian ‘13, book by TV-R Scriptwriting major Sarah Kasulke ‘12, directed by Drama major Sara Stevens ‘13, and casted and crewed by more than thirty other Ithaca College students representing a spectrum of majors, interests, talents, and gender and sexual identities. Film by Cinema and Photography major/Cinema Production concentration Amy Obarski ’13.
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