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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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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 14 '12

LIQUID SKY! Tonight at 6pm at 186 Carpenter St. gallery, free, with snacks & discussion on femme in/visibility to follow. See you there!

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 10 '12
Art, Movement, & Social Justice: a conversation & workshop with Favianna Rodriguez & Julio Salgado
Monday, June 11th, 4-7pm
at New Urban Arts, 705 Westminster St, Providence RI

West coast artists Favianna Rodriguez & Julio Salgado both make graphic art that works towards societal transformation.  When they visit Providence in June, I’m so excited to be able to welcome them to New Urban Arts for a workshop, presentation, and conversation about art, activism, social justice and more!  workshop: 4-5pm artists’ talks & conversation: 5:30-7pm Favianna’s website:http://www.favianna.com/ Julio’s tumblr: http://juliosalgado83.tumblr.com/ and a project he’s working on with other undocumented youth:http://dreamersadrift.com/ free & open to the public  Spanish interpretation will be provided
tell your friends, facebook event here! https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/185004854960008/ email Ian at secretdoorprojects@gmail.com for more info, or to register for the workshop so we know how many people to expect!

Art, Movement, & Social Justice: a conversation & workshop with Favianna Rodriguez & Julio Salgado

Monday, June 11th, 4-7pm

at New Urban Arts, 705 Westminster St, Providence RI

West coast artists Favianna Rodriguez & Julio Salgado both make graphic art that works towards societal transformation.

When they visit Providence in June, I’m so excited to be able to welcome them to New Urban Arts for a workshop, presentation, and conversation about art, activism, social justice and more!

workshop: 4-5pm
artists’ talks & conversation: 5:30-7pm

Favianna’s website:
http://www.favianna.com/

Julio’s tumblr:
http://juliosalgado83.tumblr.com/

and a project he’s working on with other undocumented youth:
http://dreamersadrift.com/

free & open to the public
Spanish interpretation will be provided

tell your friends, facebook event here! https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/185004854960008/

email Ian at secretdoorprojects@gmail.com for more info, or to register for the workshop so we know how many people to expect!

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/

Jun 6 '12

free HIV testing, condoms galore, music, and MAGIC (well, depends on what you consider magic, but yeah)

subtlecluster:

When: Wednesday June 6th, 2012 - 3pm to 7pm
Where: Providence, RI - City Hall Park - Washington St. b/t Dorrance St. and Exchange St. 

Who: (A to Z) 

stop on by! there will also be condom flowers :D

Jun 2 '12

epic event list for June

these will be in more readable calendar form soon, but for now, here’s the raw info!

Friday June 1:  7:30 pm Libertalia Autonomous Space, 280 Broadway: Screening of “Two Sprits”. A film that tells the story of Two-Spirit Navajo teen Fred Martinez and explores the history of Two Spirit people in indigenous American culture. A discussion of the film will follow. twospirits.org/aboutthe-film/trailer/

Every Sunday: 6-8 pm, Libertalia Autonomous Space: Rhode Island Anti-Sexism League meeting

Monday June 4:  1:30pm, MPL, MN: Cece McDonald’s sentencing. Wear purple to show your support! info at: supportcece.wordpress.com

every Tuesday:  5pm-6pm: BroadMed Building, 557 Broad St, enter from the parking lot in back: ACT UP RI - Open Meetings. AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power fighting for healthcare, justice, and to end AIDS locally & worldwide.

Wednesday June 6:  Doors at 7:30/ show at 8, At the corner of Sprague st and Harrison: “Humiliation: experience in the shadow of Pride” new performance & theater from Providence & beyond. For directions email: avocado@riseup.net

Thursday June 7: 7pm: Gallery Q, 460 Harris Ave: GENDERSPEAK: a spoken word night of all things gender.

Thursday June 7: 9pm, BLDG 16, punk show with queers: Funeral Cone(ma), Wreck Room, Downtown Boys, SEX (ct), ZONE (ct) email avocado@riseup.net for more info!

Friday June 8: 7pm/9pm, music, Machines With Magnets, 400 Main St, Pawtucket: “Witches and Mad Prophets” Portfolio Release. Performances by Assembly of Light Choir, WORK/DEATH, Geb the Great (Philly), GROKE. Film by Xander Marro.  $5.

Friday June 8: 7:30pm, Libertalia: “Born In Flames” screening. Chaotic anarchafeminist dispatch from the future.

Saturday June 9: 8am- 12pm, Women’s Medical Center of RI, 1725 Broad St, Cranston: Clinic Defense: Protect Women’s Rights. Organized by RIASL.

Saturday June 9: 7pm, AS220, 115 Empire St: “United in Anger: A History of  the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power”  screening. Followed by a dicussion about current AIDS activism. $1-5

Monday June 11: 4-7pm, New Urban Arts, 705 Westminster St: Art, Movement, & Social Justice - workshop & artist talk with Favianna Rodriguez & Julio Salgado.  workshop 4pm, artist talks & conversation 5:30pm. free, rsvp to secretdoorprojects@gmail.com to participate in the workshop.

Wednesday June 13: 5:30 pm. 198 Carpenter St, backyard: Queer Garden Party and Potluck. Come hang out, bring some-thing to eat or some-thing to barbecue. Lots of food, new friends, good conversation.

Thursday June 14: 6pm,186 Carpenter St. Screening of “Liquid Sky”: queer/lesbian/trans sci-fi film set in 1980s New York City. A conversation about femme visibility will follow the film. TRIGGER WARNING: this film contains graphic depictions of sexual violence

Friday June 15: 7:30pm, Libertalia Automous Space: “HOMOTOPIA” screening. “Love revolution, not state delusion! Race, gender, ability, & desire are reworked through an anti-colonial queer struggle creating a visual rhythm of  melancholic utopianism”

Saturday June 16: 10pm, AS220, 115 Empire St. FUCHSIA IS NOW: a night of queer performance & dancing All ages / anti-corporate / anti-assimilation queer party, more details TBA!  $1-5 donation

Saturday June 16: 10:30pm: 743 Westminster St. Youth Pride Inc. Dance Party! Open to ages 13-23.

Sunday June 17: 7pm AS220. “Heart Breaks Open” screening. A feature film which recasts biblical narratives around HIV positivity,  transmasculinity, drag and the sisters of perpetual indulgence  $1-5 donation

Wednesday June 20: 6-8pm, Location TBA: Queer prisoner letter writing! Meet and talk about the prison-industrial complex as related to queer lives & politics, connect with prisoners and write initial letters to them.

Thursday June 21: 6-8pm, Libertalia Autonomous Space: Queer Liberation and Class Struggle reading group. More details TBA.

Friday June 22: 7:30pm, Libertalia: Screening of “Madame Satã” a film based on the life of infamous Brazilian drag performer & outlaw João Francisco dos Santos. Discussion will follow on homosexuality & masculinity in the Portuguese speaking world.

Sunday June 24: 11am to 6pm, Queer Farm Day at Scratch Farm, with potluck lunch & gender-variant- & body-positive swimming at 1pm. Come for all or part of the day, help harvest & spend time in safer queer rural sanctuary space with queers & allies! see website for details, email secretdoorprojects@gmail.com  for more info.     

Thursday June 28: 43rd ANNIVERSARY OF THE STONEWALL  RIOTS

Thursday June 28: 7pm, New Urban Arts 705 Westminster St.: “Queerly Present” evidence of queer lives in Providence: readings, spoken word, performance, music, etc.

Friday June 29: 7:30 pm, Libertalia: Screening of “The Raspberry Reich”, a pornographic, violent & satirical Bruce LaBruce film that explores the ‘innate radical potential of homosexual expression’. Followed by discussion about queer resistance and violence.

Saturday June 30: 2-4pm, Libertalia Autonomous Space: AIDS and gentrification reading group. More details TBA.



May 30 '12
Here’s a tiny tiny preview (via 186carpenter) of the rad queer programming happening in Providence in June:

Queer movie night at 186 Carpenter St. gallery!
LIQUID SKY – June 14th – doors at 7:00pm

Here’s a tiny tiny preview (via 186carpenter) of the rad queer programming happening in Providence in June:

Queer movie night at 186 Carpenter St. gallery!

LIQUID SKY – June 14th – doors at 7:00pm