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Radical Queer Lil Rhody June 2012 Events

This website lists radical queer events happening during pride month 2012 in and around Providence, Rhode Island.

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Posts tagged libertalia

Jun 29 '12
Please join us for the 5th in our series of queer movie nights at Libertalia this month! This Friday at 7:30pm, we’ll be watching The Raspberry Reich, a 2004 satirical & pornographic film directed by Bruce LaBruce, which follows the exploits of a group of German armed revolutionaries fighting against bourgeois capitalist society and heterosexuality.
Details:Friday June 29th — Doors at 7:30pm, Movie starts at 8pmLibertalia, 280 Broadway, Providence [FB event link]FREE - donations are encouraged to help pay our rent
90 minutes, not rated, in color, in EnglishDiscussion to followBring snacks if you want, but please remember that Libertalia is a dry space.
Please be advised: the film contains explicit pornographic content!
Writer and director Bruce LaBruce says,

'The Raspberry Reich' is an art/porn film that, like all my films, uses pornography as a starting point to examine sexual politics and homosexual radicalism. (For me, working in pornography is like a genre exercise.) 'The Raspberry Reich' concerns an all-male gang that does not strictly identify itself as homosexual but whose members nonetheless are sexually active with each other … [It] examines identity politics, emphasizing that homosexual identity is fluid and can be separated from a strict gay politic. In 'The Raspberry Reich', Gudrun initiates the sexual dynamic between the heterosexual males who idolize her; she recognizes the innate radical potential of homosexual expression and attempts to manipulate it towards her revolutionary ends. The fact that she is constantly quoting Reich and Marcuse is no coincidence: the [Red Army Faction] and other radical movements of the seventies believed in the sexually revolutionary ideals of these post-Freudian thinkers, and fought against all forms of sexual repression and the constraints of gender. (One of Gudrun’s favourite slogans is 'Heterosexuality is the Opiate of the Masses!') It is essential that my film engage these notions with sexually explicit content, for in this way it mirrors all the sexual ambivalence and ambiguities of the radical movements that emerged in the sixties.

Please join us for the 5th in our series of queer movie nights at Libertalia this month! This Friday at 7:30pm, we’ll be watching The Raspberry Reich, a 2004 satirical & pornographic film directed by Bruce LaBruce, which follows the exploits of a group of German armed revolutionaries fighting against bourgeois capitalist society and heterosexuality.

Details:
Friday June 29th — Doors at 7:30pm, Movie starts at 8pm
Libertalia, 280 Broadway, Providence [FB event link]
FREE - donations are encouraged to help pay our rent

90 minutes, not rated, in color, in English
Discussion to follow
Bring snacks if you want, but please remember that Libertalia is a dry space.

Please be advised: the film contains explicit pornographic content!

Writer and director Bruce LaBruce says,

'The Raspberry Reich' is an art/porn film that, like all my films, uses pornography as a starting point to examine sexual politics and homosexual radicalism. (For me, working in pornography is like a genre exercise.) 'The Raspberry Reich' concerns an all-male gang that does not strictly identify itself as homosexual but whose members nonetheless are sexually active with each other … [It] examines identity politics, emphasizing that homosexual identity is fluid and can be separated from a strict gay politic. In 'The Raspberry Reich', Gudrun initiates the sexual dynamic between the heterosexual males who idolize her; she recognizes the innate radical potential of homosexual expression and attempts to manipulate it towards her revolutionary ends. The fact that she is constantly quoting Reich and Marcuse is no coincidence: the [Red Army Faction] and other radical movements of the seventies believed in the sexually revolutionary ideals of these post-Freudian thinkers, and fought against all forms of sexual repression and the constraints of gender. (One of Gudrun’s favourite slogans is 'Heterosexuality is the Opiate of the Masses!') It is essential that my film engage these notions with sexually explicit content, for in this way it mirrors all the sexual ambivalence and ambiguities of the radical movements that emerged in the sixties.

Jun 13 '12

Please join us at Libertalia, this Friday June 15th, at 7:30pm, for “HOMOTOPIA”, a fabulous 2006 radical queer film critiquing gay marriage politics and assimilation.

Set sometime in the future-present Homotopia chronicles a group of radical queers dedicated to exposing the trouble with gay marriage, dismantling the State, undoing Empire, while looking totally fierce. Woven into the story of Yoshi’s adventures in love, resistance, and sex, is a critique of the crushing violence of homonormativity and its deadly perpetuation of US patriotism, conservative kinship structures and affective accumulation. Homotopia holds cinematic assumptions hostage through its motley assemblage of never-passing crew. Race, gender, ability and desire are reworked through an anti-colonial take of queer struggle creating a visual rhythm of melancholic utopianism that knows there may be no future but still hopes today is not their last. Love revolution, not State delusion, Homotopia.

FREE (donations are accepted for our rent)
Friday June 15th — doors at 7:30pm, movie at 8
at Libertalia, 280 Broadway, Providence 02903

30 minutes, not rated, in color, in English
we’ll have some snacks. BYO more of them! but please remember this is a dry space.
Stay for a discussion!

Film by Eric Stanley and Chris Vargas
More info: http://www.homotopiafilm.net/

Jun 7 '12
Please join us for a free screening of BORN IN FLAMES, Lizzie Borden’s legendary 1983 radical lesbian/feminist science fiction movie about girl gangs resisting sexism, racism, and heterosexism.
this Friday, June 8th, at 7:30pm at Libertalia: 280 Broadway on the west side of Providence free, 80 minutes in color and in English, not rated
an online reviewer says

Born in Flames is outsider cinema at its finest, political cinema at its most powerful, and it serves as a major milestone for what would eventually evolve into the American independent film scene. Needless to say, it’s a rather impressive film. … it’s one of the few films to accurately reflect how a myriad of political issues—gender equality, racial equality, sexual equality, class issues, etc.—are all integrally linked.

More information at http://www.facebook.com/events/362718560449845/

Please join us for a free screening of BORN IN FLAMES, Lizzie Borden’s legendary 1983 radical lesbian/feminist science fiction movie about girl gangs resisting sexism, racism, and heterosexism.

this Friday, June 8th, at 7:30pm
at Libertalia: 280 Broadway on the west side of Providence
free, 80 minutes in color and in English, not rated

an online reviewer says

Born in Flames is outsider cinema at its finest, political cinema at its most powerful, and it serves as a major milestone for what would eventually evolve into the American independent film scene. Needless to say, it’s a rather impressive film. … it’s one of the few films to accurately reflect how a myriad of political issues—gender equality, racial equality, sexual equality, class issues, etc.—are all integrally linked.

More information at http://www.facebook.com/events/362718560449845/