Posts Tagged ‘film’

Female Trouble at Grand Detour! Coming 2/23!

Published February 7th, 2012 by Grand Detour

FEMALE TROUBLE (Part of the Dirty Looks Roadshow)

Thursday, February 23, 8:00 – 10:00 PM

Grand Detour at BOOM BAP!

640 SE Stark St. Portland OR, 97214

Sliding-scale admission: $3-6.

Dirty Looks

DIRTY LOOKS! No, that’s not what we’ve been giving (or getting). That’s the New York-based queer film and video series that is going on a West Coast tour, and stopping in our fair City of Roses to screen a fantastic program! We here at Grand Detour are thrilled to be the hosts of Dirty Looks’ only public engagement in Rip City. We are STOKED to be screening at Boom Bap!, a great lil’ DIY multimedia workspace and classroom that has been tearing it up on First Fridays lately.

Female Trouble is an intergenerational cornucopia of genderfuck film that explores – and explodes – normative roles of femininity and gender. With pieces that span five decades, these artists queer female subject space via drag tactics, narrative juxtaposition and overt performativity, with approaches ranging from masquerade to mythic, performance document to exposé video zine.


Conrad Ventur, Mario Montez Screen Test, 2010
Patti Podesta, Stepping, 1981
Steven Arnold, Messages, Messages, 1968
Matthias Müller, Home Stories, 1990
Narcissister, Every Woman, 2010
Zackary Drucker, Fish, 2008
Vaginal Davis, Barbi Twins (excerpt), 1993

No matter how wrapped up in EFF (can we say we’re EFF’d?) Grand Detour is right now, this was a screening too good to pass up.

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Salise Hughes will show Recycled Visions at the Hollywood!

Published March 17th, 2011 by Grand Detour

This is a big one, guys. Grand Detour will bring Seattle-based experimental filmmaker Salise Hughes to Portland on March 29 at 7PM for a screening of Recycled Visions, a collection of her work made between 2005-2011 that includes at least two world premieres. Considering that Hughes’ films have screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, L’Alternative- Barcelona, the Seattle International Film Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the PDX and Northwest Film & Video Festivals in Portland, as well as the Walker Art Center, it is a tremendous honor to be able to present her work as a part of Grand Detour’s Winter Screening Series. This not-to-be-missed event will take place at the historic Hollywood Theatre, a fitting venue for this highly regarded filmmaker.

Hughes is known for her special process of digitally erasing and layering images from found footage. This collection of her recent short films showcases complex and mesmerizing works that address such disparate subjects as capturing the ephemeral, dreams of flying, and family histories. Recycled Visions will include Title Wave (2005, 2 minutes), How to Draw Clouds (2006, 2 minutes), Flying Dreams (2006, 13 minutes), Double Lives (2007, 5 minutes), Every One I Have Ever Known (2007, 4 minutes), There Were Houses Here (2006, 10 minutes), Strange Weather (2005, 3 minutes), How to Draw Dogs (2007, 3 minutes), The Tourist (2008, 7 minutes), Nothing to Fear But Nothing Itself (2009, 5 minutes), Celluloid Heroes Never Really Die (2010, 6 minutes), The Swimmer (2010, 4 minutes), Shiny Things (2007, 5 minutes), Somewhere (2009, 4 minutes),  How to Draw Flowers (2011, 5 minutes), and the brand-new Erasable Cities (2011).

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