QUEERING THE CASTRO: Queer historical film mixtape

Thursday, June 2 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Local filmmakers Celeste Chan and Irina Contreras have joined forces to create a queer film mixtape from historic raw footage found in the archives of the GLBT Historical Society. After spending months unearthing the archival memory of queer life in moving images, Chan and Contreras pieced together an extraordinary short film that traverses bars, protests, street life, activism and the underground world of queer culture.

Chan is a queer artist, activist, writer and filmmaker whose parents are from Malaysia and the Bronx. Her writing can be found in AWAY, Cream City Review‘s Genrequeer folio and the Glitter and Grit anthology. Contreras is an interdisciplinary artist and writer whose work has appeared in the anthology Beyond Walls and Cages. At the Queering the Castro program, they’ll show their LGBTQ archives mixtape and discuss the process of creating it.

Cosponsored by RADAR Productions and the GLBT Historical Society. Admission: free; donations welcome.