Hooters: The Making of Older, Wiser, Lesbian Cinema

Event time: 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 8:30pm
via Zoom See map
Event description: 

Please join us for a screening of Hooters and Q&A with the director Anna Margarita Albelo (you can watch the trailer here.) Drew Gregory writes on Autostraddle: “Part behind the scenes featurette, part treatise on the state of lesbian cinema, Anna Margarita Albelo’s making-of documentary about Cheryl Dunye’s The Owls is a remarkable work of art in its own right. With sharp interviews and cinema verité gold, Albelo captures a debate around how we present ourselves as a community. Generational divides abound in discussions of gender, sexuality, and filmmaking. Queer culture shifts so rapidly it’s a treat to have this document of a specific period of time. After six years away from filmmaking, The Owls was a return for Dunye, an attempt to prove that independent lesbian cinema was still possible in a landscape increasingly focused on respectability. But it’s Albelo’s examination of the moment that proved this to be true. Her signature sense of humor and formal recklessness combined with insight from Dunye, Guinevere Turner, and a very young Rhys Ernst, make for the rare movie about movies that’s really about so much more.” 

You can watch the film at this link (password: Hoot2020). The Q&A with the director will be Wednesday, April 21st 8.30 p.m. at the zoom link below. Please also consider visiting and liking the movie’s Facebook page.

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://yale.zoom.us/j/94811550366?pwd=RGNrZzdodC9ZU3RPL1RuOFMzMVJXdz09
    Password: 249372
    Or Telephone:203-432-9666 (2-ZOOM if on-campus)