Film by Sara Jordenö, Sweden, United States, 2016, (94 mins)
This “indelible, must-see ode to gay New York” (New York Times) showcases the vibrant dance art form/way of life known as Kiki, born from the ballroom movement and led by an outspoken new generation of activist LGBTQ youth of color.
At the screening: the filmmaker in conversation with Stathis Gerostathopoulos:
Sara Jordenö, originally from Robertsfors, Sweden, is a NYC-based documentary filmmaker, visual artist, researcher and educator, whose projects often concern communities facing different types of marginalization. Her work is informed by discussions around authorship andagency, and resides in the crossing points of site-specific and participatory art and documentary cinema. Jordenö’s longitudinal projects often engage with a specific site or community. In the process of making these works, she has collaborated with (and at times shared authorship with) sociologists, activists, community organizers and members of the communities that she investigates. Part of an international network of filmmakers, academics and community organizers working and thinking around hidden populations, Jordenö’s work is disseminated both in social sciences, contemporary art and film.
Stathis Gerostathopoulos is a doctoral student in architecture and one of the organizers of the Queer/Urban symposium at the College of Environmental Design.
Showing At Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Information and tickets are available here.
This event is funded by the Arcus Endowment through the Diversity Platforms Committee of the College of Environmental Design. A schedule of other events by this project is available here: queerurbanisms.org