FILM LOVE presents
In the 1970s, San Francisco became an international vanguard of the Gay Liberation movement. In campy, anarchic film and theater works and onscreen explorations of their own sexual experience, gay and lesbian filmmakers in 1970s San Francisco fused politics, sex, and art, and created a body of work that is as radical as it is entertaining. As part of the five-day arts festival Mondo Homo, Film Love presents two nights of rare films from a legendary time and place in queer history.

Part one

BODIES: the sexual revolution on screen
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 7:00 pm (EARLY START TIME - we will begin right at 7:00!)
at Eyedrum

part of Mondo Homo

followed by a special performance by Kiki and Herb's JUSTIN BOND

price: $15, includes all evening events from 7 PM on
OR $50 all-inclusive five-day pass
, available at

is co-sponsored by the following organizations and departments at Emory University: American Studies, the office of LGBT Life, Studies in Sexualities, and Women's Studies

still from Barbara Hammer's Dyketactics (1974)

Ranging from tender to political to obsessed, each of these San Francisco filmmakers represents sex on screen as a revolutionary act. Barbara Hammer’s pioneer 70s films brought explicit lesbian sexuality to audiences, while Curt McDowell’s direct, brutally frank filmmaking style culminates in Loads, a notorious filmed diary of his anonymous sexual encounters, and Ronnie, a humorous and affecting portrait of a straight hustler who will switch teams if the money's right. Coni Beeson’s Holding documents the intimacy of a young lesbian couple at the beginning of the Women’s Movement, while Michael Wallin’s The Place Between Our Bodies explores the filmmaker’s search for emotional (and sexual) connection in the cruising atmosphere of mid-70s San Francisco.

NOTE: This program contains graphic imagery.

Dyketactics (Barbara Hammer, 1974) 4 minutes, 16mm
Ronnie (Curt McDowell, 1972) 7 minutes, 16mm screened on video
Holding (Constance Beeson, 1971) 13 minutes, 16mm
The Place Between Our Bodies (Michael Wallin, 1975) 33 minutes, 16mm
Multiple Orgasm (Barbara Hammer, 1977) 10 minutes, 16mm
Loads (Curt McDowell, 1980) 22 minutes, 16mm

Michael Wallin, The Place Between Our Bodies (1975) Curt McDowell, Loads (1980)


still images from Ronnie (Curt McDowell, 1972)


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