OMG OMG I’m in a program with Barbara friggin Hammer in Marseille, France! Thank you to everyone, this is a triumph for us all.
Mémoire des Sexualités is partnering with Videodrome 2 for a week of cinema, to bring our queer archives to life. Facebook event here.
Intimate and political stories, Sexual and militant connections between different eras, places and generations, Archive films that open windows onto past desires and struggles, Diaries, video cassettes forgotten in cupboards, But also fiction films, to tell the stories we miss.
This festival is also a pretext to meet, and invent new imaginations for our future archives, which, as you know, are moving to Boulevard de la Libération. All sessions are free of charge, the profits will be donated to Mémoire des sexualités for the development work of the new premises.
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 𝗔𝗨 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗠𝗠𝗘 ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ TUESDAY DECEMBER 5 ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ • 6.30 p.m. ✧
𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲 𝗱𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝙋𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠 by Agustina Comedi | 2018 | Argentina | 13 mins
𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 by TT Takemoto | 2021 | USA | 6 mins
𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙖 𝙗𝙪𝙩𝙘𝙝 𝙙𝙮𝙠𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙚𝙨 (𝙖 𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙦 𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨) by Krissy Mahan | 2012 | USA | 2 min
𝘿𝙮𝙠𝙚 𝙏𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙨 by Barbara Hammer | 1974 | USA | 4 mins
𝙇𝙚𝙨 𝙟𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨 𝙙’𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙤𝙢𝙣𝙚 by Mario Fanfani | 2013 | France | 20 mins • 9:00 p.m. ✧ 𝙎
𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙄 𝙄𝙢𝙖𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙚 by Metin Akdemir | 2020 | Türkiye | 46 mins Metin Akdemir combines archival footage, interviews, and re-enactments. Working on three films from the Turkish movement of the 80s “Women Films”, he explores the queer imagination that he posed on these portraits of women’s relationships, not being explicitly presented as queer but leaving for him the possibility of ‘dream about it. Session followed by a video discussion with the director
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6 ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ • 6:30 p.m. ✧
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙂𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝘽𝙖𝙣𝙠 𝙍𝙤𝙗𝙗𝙚𝙧: 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝘽𝙪𝙩𝙘𝙝 𝙇𝙚𝙨𝙗𝙞𝙖𝙣 𝙁𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙤𝙢 𝙁𝙞𝙜𝙝 𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙖 𝙗𝙤 𝙗𝙧𝙤𝙬𝙣 by Julie Perini | 2017 | USA | 47 mins The vibrant portrait of Rita Bo Brown, a white butch from the working class also nicknamed the Gentleman Bank Robber, in reference to the elegance with which she carried out the bank robberies in which she took part in the 1970s as a member of the George Jackson Brigade, dedicated to the anti-racist and anti-carceral fight. • 9:00 p.m. ✧
𝘼𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙨 𝙚𝙣 𝙕𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙏𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙚́𝙨 by Lionel Soukaz and Stéphane Gérard | 2023 | France | 43 mins Daily spleen, drunkenness between friends, conversations and the passing of time: the video diary composed by Lionel Soukaz chronicles the beginning of the 1990s, the comet tail of these never-ending winter years and the nightmare of the AIDS years. But edited thirty years later with Stéphane Gérard, they also serve as a tribute to the deceased, the beloved spouse who is at the center of all the scenes filmed, Hervé Couergou. In the presence of Lionel Soukaz and Stéphane Gérard
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ THURSDAY DECEMBER 7 ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ • 7:00 p.m. ✧
𝗖𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗲 𝗯𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝘂𝘅 𝗠𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝗚𝗮𝘂𝗰𝗵𝗲 𝘀 Left Hands, a queer and feminist festival with slippery labels, invites itself for a short film session. This is the opportunity to discover or rediscover the selection work proposed by its team which signed its fourth edition last September. • 9:00 p.m. ✧
𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 by Randa Mirza and Oras Elone | 30-45 mins The memory archives of sexualities come to life on the big screen, live, with Randa Mirza’s camera, on the sound layers of Oras Eleon. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ FRIDAY DECEMBER 8 • 7:00 p.m. ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ • 7:00 p.m. ✧
𝙇𝙚𝙨 𝙛𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙤̂𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙙𝙪 𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙙 by Lazarus Lazarus and Lupa | 2023 | France | 35 mins The crazy story of a hard gay club open in Marseille since 1967, the Mineshaft, with the presentation of a montage from old bdsm porn VHS. From cassettes shot by hand in Marseille, to USA productions, this film tells the story of a genealogy of S&M images. In the presence of the bar managers, Marc and Angelo, and some regulars 🔈 Session containing explicit sexual scenes • 9:00 p.m. ✧
𝙋𝙖𝙨 𝙙𝙚 𝙫𝙤𝙡 𝙙𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚/𝙉𝙚𝙬- 𝙔𝙤𝙧𝙠 by Peter Friedman | 1998 | France, USA | 40 mins No direct flight… mixes a poetic portrait of this exotic city – seen by a foreigner – with interviews with gay and lesbian Marseillais. We meet a former dockworker who became a gay activist, a lesbian mother and her lesbian daughter, a young man kicked out of his parents’ house for his homosexuality, a mother who is writing a book about her son who died of AIDS and different groups of women . In the presence of director Peter Friedman and Michèle Belladonna, one of the protagonists of the film
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Saturday December 9 ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ • 7:00 p.m. ✧
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙒𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙣 𝙒𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣 by Cheryl Dunye | 1996 | USA | 1h30 Videographer Cheryl Dunye begins research around lesbian and racialized people who would have been active in the cinema industry in the USA before her. • 8:30 p.m.
★★★ 𝗦𝗼𝗶𝗿𝗲́𝗲 𝗱𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗲𝗻 𝗮̀ 𝗹𝗮 𝗗𝗮𝗿! ★★★
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ SUNDAY DECEMBER 10 ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ •8:00 p.m.
𝗟𝗲𝘀 𝗦𝗼𝗲𝘂𝗿𝘀 𝗱𝗲 𝗹𝗮 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝗽𝗲́𝘁𝘂𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 45 mins At Memory of Sexualities, a shelf is occupied by a few neutral cardboard sleeves. These archives of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence contain hundreds of photos of parties, demonstrations and gatherings. These archives come to life thanks to the voices of sisters Marie Sulpice and Izadora, in a series of podcast interviews which we offer you to listen to, accompanied by the projection of part of the photographic archives which bear witness to the thirty years of presence of the Sisters of the Perpetual Indulgence in Marseille. Invited to this evening are the Couvent des Chênaies, the local order of Sisters, and Vanessa Hiblot for an exhibition of a series of photographs taken with the nuns dedicated to Saint Latex.
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𝗜𝗡𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗠𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 𝗣𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗤𝗨𝗘𝗦 ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ 🎟 Recommended free price €5 (+ annual membership €6) 🕐 The ticket office opens 30 minutes before the start of each session. 📍 Videodrome 2 49 Cours Julien – 13006 Marseille Metro: line 2 – Notre Dame du Mont station Bus: line 74 – Stop 3 Frères Barthélemy