at the Philadelphia Film Center
As the world braced for the end of the millennium these films and filmmakers offered an integral voice and perspective into the past, present and future of queer cinema.
$14 | $9 for PFS Members
$50 | $40 for PFS Members
PARIS IS BURNING
JENNIE LIVINGSTON | USA | 1990 | 77 MIN
June 3 | 7:00 PM /// June 21 | 7:30 PM
The category is…vulnerability in this doc embedded in the 1980s New York Ballroom and Drag scene- a source of liberation, family, and survival for Black and Latinx queer people in a world designed for their eradication.
HAPPY TOGETHER in 4K
WONG KAR-WAI | HONG KONG | 1997 | 97 MIN | 4K
June 4 | 3:00 PM /// June 23 | 7:30 PM
In another visually lyrical universe crafted by Wong Kar-Wai, a romantic trip to Argentina brews discord between two lovers and drives their fractured relationship further apart.
SHOW ME LOVE (FUCKING ÅMÅL) in 4K
LUKAS MOODYSSON | SWEDEN | 1998 | 89 MIN | 4K
June 7 | 7:00 PM
Love awakens conflict between two teenage girls, from vastly different social spheres, as they contend with the possibility of a romantic relationship in Swedish filmmaker Lukas Moodyssoon’s charmingly authentic debut.
TODD HAYNES | USA, UK | 1998 | 118 MIN | R
June 10 | 7:00 PM /// June 23 | 9:00 PM
After escaping the public eye, an elusive ‘70s superstar is placed under the microscope of a particularly determined journalist, who intends to extract the truth behind the mystique in Todd Hayne’s very own space oddity.
THE DOOM GENERATION in 4K
GREGG ARAKI | USA | 1995 | 83 MIN | R | 4K
June 17 | 7:30 PM /// June 25 | 6:00 PM
New Queer Cinema legend Gregg Araki goes full 4K Araki on a catastrophic, darkly comic, road trip laced with sex, violence, and liberation as two anarchic teens pick up an enigmatic drifter as the world crumbles around them.