SCREENINGS: In Search of Margo-Go, Daybreak, and Quinn
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
5:00 PM | Mayer Theater | Register
Q&A with directors Jill Reiter, Lucretia Tye Jasmine, and performers will follow.
Sponsored by the College of Communication and Fine Arts at Loyola Marymount University
In Search of Margo-go
Short, directed by Jill Reiter
In Search of Margo-go, starring Kathleen Hanna, Jill Reiter & Iraya Robles, has been described as “a playful synth-punk romp re-envisioning early ‘80s NYC club culture as an acid-hued comic book, equal parts Liquid Sky and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.” Reiter, editing from the original 16mm & Super 8 shot in 1994, as well as “new” footage filmed on an old studio camera, animation by Katie Bush, & music by composer LK Naps, finished this “lost” film in 2015. This time capsule from the under-documented ‘90s queerpunk/riot grrrl underground in SF & NYC looks back on queer influences from the early, arty & neon pre-hardcore punk scenes, into the androgyny-laced ‘80s new wave world of Reiter's teenage years.
Unfinished portions of this film will be performed live by a cast including Nao Bustamante, Raquel Gutiérrez, Tara Jepsen, Jennifer Locke, Jill Reiter, Sue Scheibler, and Lex Vaughn.
Shorts, directed by Lucretia Tye Jasmine
Daybreak is a 10-minute narrative 16mm film in color and black and white about rape. Daybreak is included in Miranda July's video chain letter, Joanie 4 Jackie. Quinn is a 3-minute experimental documentary on VHS video in color about bulimia. Its star currently performs on Broadway. The filmmaker's website is http://www.lucretiax.com/.