Hardcore Home Movies

DL Volume 1 Launch

Hardcore Home Movies DL Volume 1 Launch | Events Calendar

E Village / LES

Anthology Film Archives | 32 Second Ave

Celebrating 5 Years to the day with Hardcore Home Movies

Jonesy, Fiend, Super 8 on HD, 3min., 1992
Greta Snider, Hard-Core Home Movie, 16mm, 5min., 1989
Jill Reiter, The Birthday Party, 16mm on video, 9min., 1993
G.B. Jones, The Troublemakers, super 8 on DV, 20min., 1990
Scott Treleaven, The Salivation Army, super 8 and video, 22min., 2001
Rick Castro, “3. Dr. Chris Teen Sex Surrogate” (from Three Faces of Women: a feminine trilogy), VHS, 25min., 1994
Greta Snider, Our Gay Brothers, 16mm, 9min., 1993

Queercore emerged from a chasm of queens and dykes who related more to the lifestyle and politics of punk than “their” LGBT community, but felt similarly spurned by the latent homophobia in their newly adopted zeitgeist. Through zines, bands and homespun cinema, an ulterior movement emerged. Hardcore Home Movies is a research project that attempts to track down the fluid exchange of erotic representations amongst queer bodies within the relatively brief queercore (or homocore) movement. This investigation emerged as a program of explicit short films and videos by luminaries from the scene like G.B. Jones and Scott Treleaven, featuring mainstays like Bruce LaBruce and Vaginal Davis, as well as lesser known works by artists like Jill Reiter, Jonesy (of the queercore band Fagbash) and Greta Snider.

Launching Tuesday, January 26, 8PM at our NYC screening of Hardcore Home Movies

A pack of queers crazed about cinema and its time-based sisters, we are evolving our porous skin to include new contributors and collaborations, different and differing voices that help us to contest the limits of what queer can mean in relation to cinema, to region, to gender, to medium, and also to how it can be talked about.

Dirty Looks is expanding its reach this January with the launch of Dirty Looks Volume 1, a biannual publishing initiative to be distributed in tandem with our monthly bi-coastal events. Dirty Looks Volume 1 is a program, an introduction to the works that Dirty Looks will present over the first six months of 2016. By purchasing the publication, subscribing or becoming a member, you become complicit, receiving the publication directly at your home address. Snail mail, stamps and USPS. We can’t help it. We started with celluloid first.

Contributors to the first issue include: Malic Amalya, Gregg Araki, Amelia Bande, Katherine Brewer Ball, Dennis Cooper, Jack Halberstam, Guy Hocquenghem, G. B. Jones, Andrew Kachel, Theodore Kerr, Clara López Menéndez, Karl McCool, Bradford Nordeen, Brontez Purnell, Jill Reiter, Alice Royer, Greta Snider, Charles Theonia, Scott Treleaven and Greg Youmans.

Programs include: Hardcore Home Movies; Grace Jones: A One Man Show; Sesión Continua: a porn theatre in Echo Park; Maldito Sea Tu Nombre Libertad, Guy Hocquenghem + Lionel Soukaz's La Race D'ep!; and Gregg Araki's Totally F***ed Up.

128pp ISBN 978-0-692-62471-5 $12.95