A night of Experimental Films!
Come join us for our first curated show of films and filmmakers - The Shire.
This will be an intimate viewing held at Tri-Chromatic Gallery. Filmmakers will be in attendance to meet and talk about their work.
We will be serving concessions throughout the night and ending the evening with some hip-shaking jams by our resident DJ NakoVsNako.
*Please be advised the content of the films may be more ideally suited to more mature audiences.
Filmmakers & Films:
6 years ago two artists attempted to make an queer, sci-fi porno: it failed. What emerged 6 years later out of its campy/tragic/melodramatic ashes is this erotic experimental documentary; a meditation on the intersections of failure and fetish as well the meticulous, accidental processes of constructing cinema and identity.
Rob Fatal is a video and performance artist concerned with the Queer archive and exploring decolonial aesthetics. Fatal has been awarded grants by the Berkeley Film Foundation, Queer Cultural Center and SOMArts Cultural Center. Their work has been screened internationally at Fringe! Queer Film & Art Festival in London, POPA Art Gallery in Buenos Aries, Frameline SF LGBTQ Film Festival, Galeria de la Raza San Francisco, Toronto Queer Film Festival, Geneva LGBT Film Festival and First Nations Film Festival in Chicago. Fatal is an assistant professor of Theatre Arts & Film at Sacramento City College. Their films are distributed by Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Center.
An interdisciplinary approach, Princesa creates an altar to feelings and notions of princess-hood. Through repetition she releases ideals, ideas, and memories used to wound, hurt, and erase her--her beauty, and capability to see, treat, embody-walk this earth as a Princesa. Siempre quise ser Princesa--y ahora lo soy.
MUJERIA (2017) and LO(ea)VE (2017)
Liz is a Mexican poet and filmmaker based in Sacramento, who focuses her art on feminism, mysticism, and her culture. Liz's work has been displayed at showcases at Sacramento State and the Gold Lion Art Gallery. Liz is currently working on her first self-published poetry Zine titled "MUJERIA" and wishes to continue displaying her vision of womanhood and femininity unapologetically
El Rancho y Los Membrillos (2017)
El Rancho y los Membrillos is a short film about my grandfather coming to California to visit one last time and about the ranch in Mexico him and his father built, where I spent most of my childhood.
Aida Lizalde explores the concept of her location and her status as a non-citizen in the United States in different iterations through her work. Aida uses symbolism about her heritage and other explorations of power, socio-political statements, minimal sculptural work about boundaries, borders, and performance works. Navigating tensions of cultural identity and continuously questioning my assimilation through objects, body, rituals, labor, endurance, discomfort, and humor is the core of her practice.
Her work has been exhibited at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Beacon Project Sacramento, SOMArts South of Market Cultural Center, the Manetti Shrem Museum's Third Thursday, Axis Gallery, The Latino Center of Art and Culture of Sacramento, the Art League of Lincoln, the L.H. Horton Gallery, and Blue Line Arts. She has been a recipient of the Young Space Grant, the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, the Hopkins Endowment for Studio Art Students, the Crocker Kingsley Art Award, and the Herb Alpert Scholarship for Emerging Young Artists, among others.
La Entrevista (2010)
Xamuel Bañales is an Ethnic Studies scholar activist who produced this short narrative film that mixes humor and drama to highlight the politics of race, gender, sexuality, class, and nationality as they relate to identity and social justice.
I Haven't Made it Yet (2018)
Director. // Designer. // Video Artist. // Music: Princess Dye. Machine Lovers.
A night of Experimental Films!