Early Queer Shorts

Directed by: Various

CRITIC'S PICK! - Time Out Chicago

RECOMMENDED! - Chicago Reader

Gay cinema around the time of Stonewall was a cinema in fabulous transition. Sprung from traditions in the avant-garde, gay filmmakers found their audience in porn theaters, alternative cinemas, or through mail order catalogues, and created images that were considered electrifying and radical at the time. This program is a snapshot of queer underground filmmaking in the late 60’s/early 70’s. Deeply personal and unflaggingly erotic, each short brings you back to your own body in a spasm of Flesh Cinema at its most scintillating. (1965-75, 89 min.)

Cathedral – Ronald Chase (1972, 16mm)
Yes – Pat Rocco (1968, 16mm to video) pictured
Underground – Peter DeRome (1972, 16mm to video)
Oblivion – Tom Chomont (1969, 16mm)
Jerovi – Jose Rodriguez-Soltero (1965, 16mm)
Kunst Life Parts 1 - 3 – Roger Jacoby (1975, 16mm)

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