Screening and Director Q&A
8 – 10pm,
Friday, 9 December 2016,
The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way, London, SE11 4TH
Tickets available here: £4 full price, £3 students
Jim Hubbard has been making experimental films that explore lesbian and gay activism and community-building since the mid-1970s. In 1987, he co-founded MIX NYC, the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival with the writer and activist Sarah Schulman, and in 2012 he directed and co-produced the documentary United in Anger: A History of ACT UP (2012). Hubbard and Schulman also coordinate the ACT UP Oral History Project, a collection of interviews with surviving members of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, New York.
For this rare UK screening, Hubbard will show four short films that were shot in the 1970s and 1980s, and that deal with themes of loss, memory, activism, and empowerment: Stop the Movie (Cruising) (1980), Two Marches (1991), Elegy in the Streets (1989), and Speak for Yourself (1990).
The filmmaker will be present for an audience Q&A after the screening.
This screening has been co-organised by the EUROPACH (Disentangling European HIV/AIDS Policies: Activism, Citizenship and Health) and CRUSEV (Cruising the Seventies: Unearthing Pre-HIV/AIDS Sexual Cultures) research initiatives. Both projects are funded by HERA under their Joint Research Programme ‘The Uses of the Past.’