Film and Media Screening Series: Grrls on Girls II: Bonded

March 20, 2018 @ 10:30 pm – March 21, 2018 @ 12:30 am
FIT Pomerantz Center
227 W. 27th St. Screening Room D207

Grrls on Girls II: Bonded is the second installment in a series curated by Jane Ursula Harris featuring the work of Nao Bustamante, Barbara Hammer, Katrina del Mar, Jill Reiter, and Viva Ruiz. The films celebrate the transgressive, DIY feminism of riot grrl culture through the work of women filmmakers, bringing together queer, campy takes on female bonding that are saturated with raunchy sex and erotic revenge.

Lesbian street gangs fight it out on New York’s Lower East Side in Katrina Del Mar’s Russ Meyer-inspired GANG GIRLS 2000 (1999); evil, perverted nuns have their way with a delinquent teen in Viva Ruiz’s horror-cum-telenovela, MONJA SATANICA (2006); bleeding women undergo absurdist rituals in Barbara Hammer’s seminal MENSES (1974) ; rabid groupies descend on an all-girl band in Jill Reiter’s punk classic, FRENZY (1993); and an amnesiac housewife wanders into an LA dyke bar in Nao Bustamante and Matt Johnstone’s The Perfect Ones (2006).

Filmmakers Hammer, del Mar, Ruiz and Reiter will be in attendance, and will participate in a Q & A with the curator following the program. EVENT IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC!!


“FIT Film + Media Screening Series, organized by Michelle Handelman, Associate Professor, Department of Film, Media and Performing Arts.”

Jane Ursula Harris is a Brooklyn-based freelance curator and writer who has contributed to various publications from Art in America, Artforum, and The Paris Review to The Believer, the Village Voice, Huffington Post, and Time Out New York. She has also contributed essays to various catalogs such as Participant Inc.’s M Lamar (due later this year); Hatje Cantz’s Examples to Follow: Expeditions in Aesthetics and Sustainability (2010); Phaidon’s Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing (2005), Universe-Rizzoli’s Curve: The Female Nude Now (2004), and Twin Palms’ Anthony Goicolea (2003). Harris is a member of the art history faculty at School of Visual Arts, and is currently at work on the book After: The Role of the Copy in Modern Art.

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