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November 11th, 2018 Fine Local Product: Women-Made and Queer Videos from 1990

Fine Local Product: Women-made + queer videos from 1990

A vital year in video art and documentary film by Canadian women, 1990 was a perfect storm of queer feminist artistic output. “Fine Local Product” takes its name from a recap by NOW! Weekly writer C. Bailey of this bumper crop of “criminally underexhibited” Montréal and Toronto-made works. From the camp lesbian essay on the backdrop of the AIDS and Oka crises, Bodies in Trouble, to women of colour dialogue Exposure, and Sex Garage doc We’re Here We’re Queer We’re Fabulous, politics and sexuality are given equal weight. In the confessional Le récit d’A, collectively-made animation Prowling by Night, and groundbreaking social essay AnOther Love Story, the threat to queer communities’ survival is a unifying theme. Police brutality, AIDS, internalized homophobia and racism are addressed with honesty and urgency.

Marusya Bociurkiw (Bodies in Trouble) and Michelle Mohabeer (Exposure) in attendance.

Le récit d’A
Esther Valiquette
Québec | 1990 | 20 min | French / English, French subtitles

Prowling by Night
Gwendolyn & Co.
Canada | 1990 | 12 min | English

Bodies in Trouble
Marusya Bociurkiw
Canada | 1990 | 15 min | English

Exposure
Michelle Mohabeer
Canada | 1990 | 8 min | English

We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Fabulous
Maureen Bradley and Danielle Comeau
Canada | 1990 | 28 min | English / French, English and French subtitles

AnOther Love Story
Debbie Douglas and Gabrielle Micallef
Canada | 1990 | 29 min | English

Presented in collaboration with the Media Queer

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