TQFF Presents: Queer Genius

PWYC, suggestion donation $10-20

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Join us on September 3rd, 2020 for an online screening of Queer Genius!

Queer Genius is a creative documentary featuring fine artist portraits of QPOC & GLBTQ
Female experimental artists: Barbara Hammer, Eileen Myles, Black Quantum Futurism, Moor
Mother, and Jibz Cameron/Dynasty Handbag. The film examines each artist’s creative life,
personal challenges, and asks the question “what is genius?” Each subject provides a unique
and personal perspective on new ways to think about and view the concept of “genius” from a
female, fine arts perspective discussing and preserving queer female avant-garde legacies
across generation.

The screening will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. EST on torontoqueerfilmfest.com.

About the filmmaker:

Chet Pancake is an award-winning filmmaker, video, new media, and sound artist. They have exhibited at national and international venues such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA,) Frameline Film Festival,  HBO’s NewFest (NYC), Murray Art Museum Albury, Australia, Shanghai Conservatory – Shanghai PRC, and Academy of Fine Arts, Prague.

Pancake’s narrative and experimental documentary work has been screened at over 150 venues nationally, as well as broadcast (entirely or as excerpts) in the US and UK on the Sundance Channel, PBS, FreeSpeech Television, and the CommunityChannelUK. Their films are nationally & internationally distributed by Bullfrog Films and Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre and are held in permanent collections in over 75 university and museum archives nationally. Pancake is an Assistant Professor, Assistant Chair in the Film and Media Arts Program at Temple University.

A very special thank you to our funding partner, Canada Council





All TQFF events are “pay what you can”. All Queer Emergencies videos have been closed-captioned.

Please contact us if you have any additional accessibility-related inquiries, requests, or needs.

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Sponsors & Funding

A very special thank you to our funding partner, Canada Council!