Un(dis)sing Our Abilities
Thursday, October 16, 2014
New Parkway Theater (map)
474 24th St.
Oakland, California, US 94612
THE NEW PARKWAY THEATER is a community-centered cinema and pub located in Oakland's Uptown district. Sit back and relax in our cozy couches while watching our new releases, cult classics, and fabulous special programming. Plus, enjoy yummy food and local beer and wine in our café or even delivered right to your theater seat all at affordable prices!
UN(DIS)SING OUR ABILITIES, featuring a Q&A with the curators and participating artists and filmmakers
Un(dis)sing Our Abilities is an experimental sexplicit short movie showcase presented by Periwinkle Cinema that explores sensuality, intimacy, safety and consent through the lens of the less-represented. Curated by Lisa Ganser and Lorin Murphy, this screening implores the erotic pleasure and sexual abilities of those of us dissed, dismissed, (mis)labeled, disabled and generally passed over in mainstream queer crowds. Redefine sexy through sex and sensuality that is healing, empowering and arousing. You'll get turned on by fat, crip, and porn, challenge and subvert your notions of gender, sexuality and self, while exposing what it means to "work with what we got (or not)." Experience images of the sexually empowered within our own very different, and always changing bodies. We tell our stories on film and come together to experience each other's in the dark, then see each other in a new way when the lights come up. This screening includes short films by Mars/Mar Rosas, Mihee-Nathalie Lemoine, Lorin Murphy, Sadie Lune w/Kay Garnellen, Courtney Trouble featuring Jiz Lee and Lyric Seal, Crystal Mason, beyonDeep productions featuring GWS and Kei X, seeley quest, Patricia Berne, MOON RAY RA, Tobi Hill-Meyer, Todd Herman featuring Leroy Moore and the brand new short movie "Wall of Fire" by and featuring Nomy Lamm and Lisa Ganser. Wall of Fire was completely underwritten and fully funded by the Smitten Kitten. The curators and filmmakers will be in person to present the showcase and for a brief Q & A. 18+ This shorts showcase is captioned for HoH/deaf and intro/q&a will be ASL interpreted. the venue and bathrooms are accessible and there are a wide variety of chairs at the venue. we encourage BYOC (bring your own chair) so that your body is comfortable. please refrain from wearing scents. please let us know if you have any accessibility questions.
this screening is a fundraiser for our NY Mix screening in November. the money raised will be used to send artists to NYC and to help make ASL interpretation in NYC possible.
more accessibility = more sexy
please visit our crowdfunding site! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/undissing-our-abilities-more-accessible-more-sexy/x/205923
Edited: October 16th, 2014