The Queens’ Vernacular

Queens Vernacular

A new monthly queer film series at Pickford Film Center, curated by Greg Youmans and Chris Vargas. Each month features work by a different independent, experimental queer filmmaker. Many installments are free and feature special guests – Speak with fiercely independent filmmakers after the films! This series is on hold for the summer, stay tuned for more info about the fall lineup.

Rebels on Pointe

Presented as part of The Queens' Vernacular

Exploring universal themes of identity, dreams, family, loss and love, Rebels on Pointe is the first-ever feature documentary celebrating the world famous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. The all male, comic ballet company was founded over 40 years ago on the heels of New York's Stonewall riots and and has a diverse cult following around the world. The film juxtaposes behind-the-scenes access, rich archives and history, intimate character-driven stories, and...
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Funeral Parade of Roses

Presented by The Queens’ Vernacular
Funeral Parade of Roses is a 1969 Japanese drama film directed and written by Toshio Matsumoto, loosely adapted from Oedipus Rex and set in the underground gay counterculture of 1960s Tokyo. An important work of the Japanese New Wave, the film combines elements of arthouse, documentary and experimental cinema. Funeral Parade of Roses was a major influence on Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film A Clockwork Orange....
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