Check out Page 94 of this week’s Time Out NY for an interview and story written by Beth Greenfield! Also Hell on Wheels is Critic’s Pick for Saturday Oct 3rd!
Fall 2009 Season Premiere
Queers in the City
Selection of shorts from independent local filmmakers
Back To Life -Dirs. Desi del Valle & Hollie Lemarr, USA, 2009, 12 min.
A woman grieves the death of her girlfriend only after experiencing the vulnerability of sleeping with her best friend.
Brooklyn Girls -Dir. Katrina Del Mar, USA, 2009, 3 min.
All the prettiest girls live in Brooklyn! Breakout Brooklyn Band, Hooray for Goodbye’s sing-along single “Brooklyn Girls” starring Genny Slag, Marz Mikeo, Sora An, Wendy Kidd, see the girl on the corner like a math problem, makes me wish I would have stayed in school!! Featuring the whole gang of Williamsburg hip chicks…riding bikes, shooting craps, playing ice hockey and making out! Fun!!
Don’t Bring Scott -Dir. David Pavloski, USA, 2008, 31 min.
A biographical portrait of the director’s family and their acceptance for his partner. Filmed over several years, Pavloski manages to capture the complex relationship with his parents and siblings while making the decision to bring his partner to a family gathering.
Even In My Dream -Dir. Flavio Alves, USA, 2008, 8 min.
Michael, an elderly widower meets the “doll” of his dreams while passing by a sex shop. His fascination with the exciting figure awakens dormant erotic desires, and a sexual discovery at the end of a lifetime of sexual repression.
Human -Dir. Aaron Cobbett, USA, 2008, 5 min.
Bringing the “fairy” back in “fairy tale” Ari Gold transports himself to a world where Little Red Riding Hood meets E.T., where Narcissus doesn’t drown in his image but makes art with it, a world where what makes us human is something more intangible and magical than anything we can imagine. A reworking of the Human League hit transformed into a human rights anthem.
The Red Stitches -Dir. Todd Goings, USA, 2008, 12 min.
Behind the scenes of a slasher film, unexpected connections are revealed between the fear and excitement involved with scary movies and first time sexual experiences.
Weak Species -Dir. Dan Faltz, USA, 2009, 34 min.
Steve and George are part of a frightening food chain. High school rivals, each gravitates toward sex and violence in an attempt to feel. Their downward spirals could lead them to self-destruction.
We Belong -Dir. Dean Hammer & Joe Wilson, USA, 2009, 11 min.
The story of two rural teens who had the courage to stand up to bigotry and intolerance in their schools – and the determination to tell their stories to the world.
Directions to QMA: E, F, V, R Trains to 74th Street & Roosevelt Avenue, change for #7 Train. Exit at Willest Point/Shea Stadium, walk in the direction of the park. Museum is located in front of the metal structure, the Unisphere.
“Gang Girls 2000” is everything you could want in an indie flick and more”. – Chris Parcellin, Film Threat
September 3, 2009 (New York, NY) – New York City filmmaker, photographer and artist, Katrina del Mar, described in the press alternately as “the Lesbian Russ Meyer” and “the lesbian Kenneth Anger” will premiere to the screen the girl gang movie, Hell on Wheels; Gang Girls Forever which will wind up her award-winning cult classic trilogy of Girl Gang Films! It will be screened at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City October 3rd 2009. Katrina and her wild-women cast members, (a definitive who’s-who of the downtown NYC scene) will be on-hand for the screening and a Q&A after the films.
“Del Mar means of the sea, but Katrina del Mar is all concrete. Particularly, the sidewalks, endless walls and abrasive faces of New York City. Looking at her photos is like walking down its cool, tough avenues. Already this sounds like an echo of every article written on del Mar. But it’s hard to come up with new words, because she’s so cool, so tough.” –Lisa Carver The New Nude, Nerve Chronicle Books
Katrina del Mar: Hell On Wheels Gang Girls Forever PREMIERE Saturday October 3, 2009 two screenings: 7pm & 9pm $12
Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue, NYC 10003
Subways: 6 to Bleecker, F or V to Broadway Lafayette
To view samples of Katrina’s work, visit her website.