May 11 & 12
May 11, 8:00 PM: OUT IN THE WOODS: Queer Folk and Fairy Tales
May 12, 12:00 PM: Drag Queen Story Hour with Akasha L. Van-Cartier
May 12, 1:00 PM: OVER THE RAINBOW: Queer and Experimental Shorts for Kids of All Ages
Curated by Suzie Silver & Hilary Harp
OUT IN THE WOODS: Queer Folk and Fairy Tales
Out in the Woods brings together an international sampling of sixteen original short experimental queer folk and fairy tale films. From Samoan and Mexican mythology and folk rites used to explore queer diasporic identities, to a queer retelling of a Swedish folk-tale about two sisters, three wishes and a calamitous obsession with a sausage.
OVER THE RAINBOW: Queer and Experimental Shorts for Kids of All Ages
The event continues the next day with “Drag Queen Story Hour” hosted by Akasha L. Van-Cartier and an all-ages screening, Over the Rainbow. The short films in Over the Rainbow include both live-action and animated visions of a genderfluid world. As finely wrought as they are entertaining, these films will delight kids and parents alike.
Luna Park Experimental Film & Media Series
Drawing inspiration from Pittsburgh’s famed amusement park, The Luna Park Experimental Film & Media Series celebrates play, inquiry, and the transgression of accepted boundaries of medium and genre in the moving image. Drawing on diverse curatorial perspectives, the series presents new andrarely-seen works by artists testing form and social, cultural, and political structures. LUNA 2018 features programs curated by Staycee Pearl, Audra Wist, D.W. Anselmo, Suzie Silver and Hilary Harp, with screenings accompanied by workshops and performances by established and emerging artists.