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Lecture – New Queer Cinema: New Politics?

Date: 10/9/2013
Time: 5:30 PM

New York University’s Jurow Lecture Hall
Silver Center for Arts and Science
100 Washington Square East
New York, NY
*Enter at 31 Washington Place

In “New Queer Cinema: New Politics?” B. Ruby Rich revisits the terrain of the New Queer Cinema movement of the early 1990s in the context of our contemporary sociopolitical order, in which unprecedented legal rights are accompanied by a resurgence of lethal violence. This lecture with film clips investigates its legacy in the hope of enabling us to imagine cinematic responses retooled for the cultural challenges of a new historical moment in need of its landmark energy, invention, and inspiration.

B. Ruby Rich is the author of New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut (Duke, 2013) and Chick Flicks: Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement (Duke, 1998). She is a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the incoming editor of Film Quarterly, the oldest continuing film journal in the U.S. She is the former director of the Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts. Rich has published in the Village Voice, NY Times, Guardian, Nation, GLQ, Signs, and numerous other popular and scholarly journals. A longtime commentator and correspondent in radio and television, she’s a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Recognition for her work includes the Distinguished Career Achievement award of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

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