krissy mahan is a self-taught working class filmmaker whose work uses humor to explore contemporary issues such as accessibility, gender expression and classism. She has been amusing herself and audiences with short movies since the mid-90s.

A self-taught troublemaker, mahan lives on Lenapehoking, the traditional and current lands of the Lenni Lenape, known also as South Jersey, USA. She has long observed the cultural boycott in support of the Palestinian people, and is outraged and heartbroken with the US-supported genocide there. #BDS

Mahan has lived for 50+ years in a working class post-industrial area filled with complicated family stories and ways of getting by. A passionate idealist with a flair for the fabulous, Dykeumentary films are included in international festivals, curated programs and community-based/educational settings.

Upcoming Screenings:

19th & 20 July, 2024 Western Australia  AN/OTHER Film Festival puts people with disability at the centre of storytelling and filmmaking. “Four Billion Reaons” will be shown.

June 7 through August 19, 2024 Gilbert Baker Film Festival is showing M or F.

31 October -03 November 2024  Cinefabble Paris International Lesbian & Feminist Film Festival will be showing “Rural Butch Femme Rap.”

Recent screenings:

June 8 to 18, 2024  Pebbles Underground, comprising six programs of experimental film and video art.  Through visual poetry, performance, and dance these short films guide us into perception of alternative reality and discuss contemporary issues using a language unique to each artist.  “My Crazy Boxers” is included.

7 April 2024 at Fabrica, CAROL will be shown in a curated program for the Brighton Animation Festival, Brighton, UK, in the Queer as F**k program.

30 March 2024   Trans Film Fest Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden, in the “Fun” program 20.30 – 22.00.

18 March, 2024 CAROL at the Asheville (North Carolina) Fringe Arts Festival, Grail Moviehouse  has a night of short films on Monday and my parody of that schamltzy mess about a rich white lady behaving badly is on the program.

5 December 2023 𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙖 𝙗𝙪𝙩𝙘𝙝 𝙙𝙮𝙠𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙚𝙨 (𝙖 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨) at Mémoire des Sexualités s’associe à Videodrome 2 pendant une semaine de cinéma, pour donner vie à nos archives queers. M
Videodrome 2, 49 Cours Julien, 13006 Marseille

17 November 2023: Baltic Circle Theater Festival Helsinki, Finland. “When a Butch Dyke Dies” and “My Crazy Boxers.”

October 2023, Appalachian Queer Film Festival, Huntington, West Virginia. “Rural Butch Femme Rap”

August 2023:  FilmPride, Brighton, UK “Rural Butch Femme Rap” and “Drew Adair.”

August 2023:  The Film Collective, Philadelphia, PA. “Drew Adair”

March 2023 A curated selection of my movies screened at London’s Cinema Museum. It was an amazing reunion of filmmakers, festival organizers, and curators. Look how far we’ve come! Since the first Wotever DIY Film Festival (my first one was 2013) so many brilliant festivals began that connected somehow to Wotever DIY Film Festival. Thanks Theresa and Tara!

Barbara Hammer!
Barbara Hammer and me!

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