Events around Melwood Screening Room

Lizdelise, Laura Wolf, Morgan Erina, Reid Magette

Lizdelise, Laura Wolf, Morgan Erina, Reid Magette

Tuesday 9:00pm (21 November)
Howlers, Pittsburgh

Family Faith Formation
Religion

Family Faith Formation

Sunday 11:00am (03 December)
Saint Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh

The Bridge Series w/ Sargeson, Gibson, and Griffith
Book

The Bridge Series w/ Sargeson, Gibson, and Griffith

Wednesday 8:00pm (29 November)
brillobox, Pittsburgh

Swanson School of Engineering Fall 2017 Design Expo

Swanson School of Engineering Fall 2017 Design Expo

Thursday 6:00pm (07 December)
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc., Pittsburgh

Workshop: Hand Lettering
Workshop

Workshop: Hand Lettering

Thursday 3:30pm (30 November)
Center for Creativity at Pitt, Pittsburgh

Pitt Dance Ensemble's Winter Concert: Frosty Footsteps
Music

Pitt Dance Ensemble's Winter Concert: Frosty Footsteps

Thursday 8:00pm (30 November)
Stephen Foster Memorial, Pittsburgh

Reading: Writers on Art in Partnership with City of Asylum
Book

Reading: Writers on Art in Partnership with City of Asylum

Thursday 6:30pm (30 November)
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

Strangest Things: After Dark
Food&Drink

Strangest Things: After Dark

Friday 6:00pm (15 December)
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh


PGH's Avant-Garde II: Queer & Feminist Pioneers

PGH's Avant-Garde II: Queer & Feminist Pioneers


When?

Start time: Tuesday 6:30pm (14 November)
End time: Tuesday 9:30pm (14 November)

Where?

Melwood Screening Room
477 Melwood Avenue, Pittsburgh
Movie

About

Pittsburgh's Avant-Garde II: Imaging the Flesh: Queer & Feminist Pioneers in Handcrafted Film

Featuring works by Roger Jacoby, Peggy Ahwesh, and Stephanie Beroes. Roundtable with Emily Davis: former Senior Research Associate for the Time-Based Media Project at the Carnegie Museum of Art; Melissa Ragona: Associate Professor of Art History & Theory, School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University; and Michael Johnsen, musician and filmmaker.

Between the '70s-'90s, the convergence of punks, poets, artists, and unemployed steelworkers at Pittsburgh Filmmakers resulted in hundreds of 16mm films that were strange, gritty, and 100% independent from Hollywood. This installment accents the wild styles coming out of Filmmakers, with a special focus on women, queer people, and artists with working-class perspectives.

Roger Jacoby’s films, such as How to Be a Homosexual Parts I and II, are cited as early examples of a "gay sensibility" of avant-garde film. There is only one copy each of Jacoby’s hand-processed film portraits, in which he distorted the optical/sound tracks of film by using a variety of chemical "soups." Later punk-inspired films by Peggy Ahwesh and Stephanie Beroes stand as important feminist works, wherein boundaries between art and everyday life are thoroughly blurred. Ahwesh and Beroes--who both worked at Pittsburgh Filmmakers as programmers and instructors--mixed autobiographical experience and collage art in their filmmaking.

Films:

The Color of Love. Peggy Ahwesh. 1994
From Romance to Ritual. Peggy Ahwesh. 1985
Dream Sphinx Opera. Roger Jacoby. 1974
How to Be a Homosexual Part I. Roger Jacoby. 1980
​How to Be a Homosexual Part II. Roger Jacoby. 1982.
Recital. Stephanie Beroes. 1978.

http://cinema.pfpca.org/films/pittsburghs-avant-garde-ii-imaging-the-flesh-queer-feminist-pioneers-in-handcrafted-film