Film Screening: "Homotopia" and "Criminal Queers"

Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality Community Room, 5733 S. University Ave. Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 7 – 8:30 pm

Join the Pozen Center and the Human Rights Lab for a screening of Eric Stanley and Chris Vargas's two radical queer/trans movies about disrupting gay weddings, breaking people out of prison, and having each other's backs! We’ll screen both films in succession for a night of free snacks and great filmmaking. Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

Homotopia, 2006, 26 minutes
Set sometime in the future-present, Homotopia chronicles a group of radical queers dedicated to exposing the trouble with gay marriage, dismantling the State, and undoing Empire—all while looking totally fierce. Learn more and watch the trailer.

Criminal Queers, 2015, 63 minutes 
Criminal Queers visualizes a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex and toward a world without walls. Remembering that prison breaks are both a theoretical and material practice of freedom, this film imagines what spaces might be opened up if crowbars, wigs, and metal files become tools for transformation. Learn more and watch the trailer.