K8 Hardy’s OUTFITUMENTARY screened as part of the FILM + MEDIA SCREENING SERIES on Tuesday, March 8. It was then followed by a Q&A with K8 and Michelle Handelman.
“In 2001, artist and filmmaker K8 Hardy set out to document her daily outfits on video. Over an eleven-year period, until the camera broke, she captured these outfits – and outfitting- on a fairly consistent, if not daily basis. She used the same shitty, mini-DV camera and filmed in ever-changing living spaces and art studios in New York. What emerged is a record of the way a young, lesbian feminist dressed and styled in her “coming of age” and an examination of coded fashion statements.”
(From left-to-right: Michelle Handelman and K8 Hardy)
Tuesday Sept 8, 6:30pm , Pomerantz Bldg, D207
Tues Oct 20: Mario Pagano with “Backseat Fighter”.
Tues Nov 10: Jennie Livingston with “Paris is Burning”
Tues Dec 01: Jennifer Reeves with “Color Neutral”
Special thanks for the support of the Diversity Council and the Student-Faculty Corporation.
Soon-Mi Yoo’s Songs from the North, winner of the the prestigious Golden Leopard for Best First Feature at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival, screened this past Monday as part of FIT’s WOMEN BEHIND THE LENS series.
“Interweaving footage from the director’s three visits to North Korea with songs, spectacle, popular cinema and archival footage, Songs from the North takes a different look at this enigmatic country typically seen through the distorted lens of jingoistic propaganda and derisive satire.” (via IMDB)
(from left to right: Jean Amato, William Mooney, and Soon-Mi discuss the film)
After the screening Soon-Mi took the stage with FIT faculty members Jean Amato and William Mooney for an illuminating Q&A where Soon-Mi discussed her interest, as a South Korean, in honestly exploring the ways in which North Koreans experience day-to-day life, free of the satirical framings in which the country is usually depicted. She also discussed the low-profile she had to keep while shooting her film in North Korea, which included shooting the film herself on an easily concealed DSLR.
This Monday (3/16), THE OWLS by Cheryl Dunye will be the next film screening in the WOMEN BEHIND THE LENS series at 6:30PM in room D207.