This collection of short films and archival video provides a snapsot of Vancouver’s queer punk scene at the turn of the millenium. Queer Punk Collective/Faggo/Skinjobs co-founder Kim Kinakin and Skank/Cruising/Oddball co-founder Michael V. Smith draw from the archives of live performances, combined with indie film and video. If you want history to include your stories, you’ve got to document, document, document. This program is a testament to that: queers making art, building community and pushing the envelope. If you were partying in 1999 with other freaks, geeks & weirdos, this might be a walk down memory lane. If you weren’t there, this is a great taste-test of living Westcoast alterna-queer history. This program is curated by Kim Kinakin and Michael V Smith.
Panel and Q&A: Looking Back on the Impact of Vancouver’s Alterna-Queer Scenes with guest speakers Jonah Groeneboer, Kim Kinakin, Lisa G, Amber Dawn and Trish Kelly.
Please note that viewing is limited to BC only.
Three Things My Mother Never Told Me
Lisa G / Canada / 2001 / 6 min
My Anus Hates the Discursive Acts That It Tends to Associate with Hegemonic Forms of Its Cultural Analysis
Jonah Groeneboer & Wozzle Tretiak live at Kweir Kore / Canada / 1999 / 3 min
Helpless Maiden Makes an I Statement
Thirza Cuthand / Canada / 1999 / 6 min
Kim Kinakin / Canada / 2000 / 4 min
The Man from Venus
James Diamond / Canada / 1999 / 4 min
Let’s Play Angels
Morgan Brayton & Robert-John Farrow / Canada / 2003 / 3 min
Fag At The Punk Bar
Rufus Poser live at Kweir Kore / Canada / 1999 / 4 min
What’s My Mother Fucking Name
Amber Dawn / Canada / 2007 / 4 min
Piss For Chris
Frederick Cummings / Canada / 2000 / 4 min
Michael V. Smith / Canada / 2004 / 3 min
The Obviously True Sex Life of a Single Girl
Trish Kelly live at Kweir Kore / Canada / 1999 / 3 min
Lisa G / Canada / 2006 / 5 min