Tuesday, March 28th, 2023

Queering the Canon: Totally Radical : 5 days of rebellious queer films


Rock the foundations of society with this electrifying, decades-spanning series that entertains as it spits in the face of authority. Playfully rebellious, full of fury, and queer AF–this retrospective collection of rollicking adventures and cult curios includes dynamic dystopias, outcasts reclaiming their space, a revolutionary women collective, and even an imaginative alt-musical about AIDS.

Featuring in-person Q&As with legendary filmmakers Gregg Araki, Silas Howard, and more, the sensationally subversive “Queering the Canon: Totally Radical”    from BAM and NEWFEST NYC is gonna be all the rage.

This five-day retrospective series shines a spotlight on rebellious queer films that deserve increased recognition for their contribution to the queer canon. Curated by NewFest’s Nick McCarthy and Kim Garcia; presented in partnership with NewFest

Featuring a lineup of in-person + virtual screenings + Q&A's!
April 6 – 10, 2023 

Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas


dir. Gregg Araki
Young punk lovers take a highway to hell after picking up a devilishly handsome drifter in this rapturous restoration of Gregg Araki’s iconic 90s work


dir. Lizzie Borden
“The free, ardent, spontaneous creativity of BORN IN FLAMES emerges as an indispensable mode of radical change.” — The New Yorker





dir. Toshio Matsumoto

Set in the queer underground of 1960s Japan, this ravishing film follows Eddie, a trans woman navigating a love triangle in the gay bar scene alongside a revolutionary student movement.


By Hook or By Crook

and  craft a trans-butch buddy outsider story ahead of its time. An adrift Shy (Howard) wanders into a clumsy life of crime and collides with the dizzying dreams of charismatic Valentine (Dodge), who is searching for the mother he’s never met. The two team up in their own anti-authoritarian way on the outskirts of society, as they perform petty crimes, stir up individual romances, and grow deeply bonded.

Through their attempts at a better life, their soul-searching leads them to discover what “chosen family” and radical tenderness means. This SXSW audience award-winner received acclaim at its Sundance 2001 world premiere and features iconic rocker Joan Jett among the ensemble of this groundbreaking and enduring achievement.


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