Luna Experimental Film Series: Out in the Woods & Over the Rainbow

May 11 & 12


Melwood Screening Room
Fri, May 11
Sat, May 12

Fri, May 11 to Sat, May 12

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 and rarely-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.

May 11:  OUT IN THE WOODS: Queer Folk and Fairy Tales 
Queer and Experimental Shorts for Kids of All Ages
Curated by Suzie Silver & Hilary Harp
Friday May 11 8:00-9:30pm & Saturday, May 12, 12:00-2:30pm

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. The event continues the next day with “Drag Queen Story Hour” hosed 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.

Full program details to be announced in April.