Desire can be sexy, desire can be non-sexual.
Desire can be philosophy, desire can be praxis.
Desire can be healing, desire can be rupture.
-Notes on desire by curator April Lin 林森
Cinema of Desire is an on-going program series hosted by ENTRE Film Center highlighting films and video works exploring the multi-faceted nature of desire. For the inaugural program, ENTRE has invited April Lin 林森 from Otherness Archive to curate a selection of short works from their collection.
Otherness Archive proudly defies the historic censorship of homosexual, trans and racial themes, and instead highlights them as representations of otherness that deserve equal, if not greater, recognition. Otherness acts as a route into complex narratives and subjectivities that make for richer cinema. After one year of research and a cultivation of work, Otherness Archive launched in January 2023. This first iteration of the archive focuses on the many nuances of the trans masculine* experience within film and moving image work.
*Otherness Archive uses the term ‘trans masculine’, we are referring to all the nuances of the trans masc experience in moving image work, and to the various expressions of masculinity found across the trans community including, but not limited to, trans men, non-binary people, dykes, butches, bull daggers, crowdaggers, studs and gender non-conforming people. We really want to deconstruct heteropatriarchal barriers to access and mislabelling that further obscures trans works of art.
To learn more about Otherness Archive, visit www.othernessarchive.com
This program is for audiences 18 years of age and older.
FEATURING THE WORK OF: Lori Lo Blanco, Campbell X, Varsha Panikar, Malic Amalya, Elio J Carranza, WET MESS, Henry Hanson & Emre Busse
This screening will be held both in-person at ENTRE Film Center (415 W. Jackson Ave. Harlingen, TX) and online. Please register accordingly. Online participants will receive a private screening link via email. Online program will be available to view for one week August 12-19, 2023.
ENTRE Film Center is located at 415 W. Jackson Ave., Harlingen, TX. Our building is fully accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs. Parking is located on the street and there is a sidewalk ramp located to the right of our building. Our micro-cinema contains modular seating that can be arranged to accommodate our visitors' needs. There is an all-gender, ADA-compliant bathroom located in the back of the building.
All films and pre-recorded curator notes and Q&A will be captioned in English for audience members. Physical and digital programs will be distributed to audience members.
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