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VALENCIA + Q&A
January 31 @ 19:00 - 22:30
THE VITO PROJECT presents VALENCIA + Q&A – a 2013 experimental feature collaboration of 18 directors each adapting a chapter of Michelle Tea’s award winning queer memoir of the same name.
ReShape and The Cinema Museum present the third season of the VITO Project, a series of free monthly screenings bringing generations of LGBTs together to provide an alternative space to mix, watch films and share ideas.
VALENCIA is a collaboration between a national community of queer filmmakers to adapt the underground classic memoir into a kaleidoscopic vision of San Francisco’s vibrant Mission District in the early 1990s, before the dot-com apocalypse, when the neighborhood functioned as a low-rent playground for a generation of punk lesbians who came of age during the birth of the Queer Nation. VALENCIA documents the rise of a punk lesbian diaspora through the experience of Michelle, a single rootless twenty-something searching for sex and love, drugs and adventure.
The filmmakers are: Aubree Bernier-Clarke, Lares Feliciano, Clement Hil Goldberg, Sara St Martin Lynne and Michelle Lawler, Dia Felix, Silas Howard, Alexa Inkeles, Jerry Lee, Peter Anthony, Sharon Barnes, Cary Cronenwett, Courtney Trouble, Cheryl Dunye, Bug Davidson, Samuael Topiary, Olivia Parriott, Chris Vargas and Greg Youmans, Jill Soloway.
VALENCIA won the Jury Award For Best Experimental Feature at Polari Film Festival 2013 and the Jury Award For Best Narrative Feature at Chicago Reeling Film Festival 2013.
The screening will be followed by an open discussion with Bonnie Rae Brickman, the film editor and Angela Bryan-Brown, Campaigns Officer at Stonewall.