Nov. 1, 2001
Vol. 21 No. 4

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    Center for Gender Studies to present “Art and Social Change”

    By Carrie Golus
    News Office

    During the Fall and Winter Quarters, the Center for Gender Studies will present “Art and Social Change,” a festival featuring films and videos made by women, girls and transgender artists.

    A collection of short works will be shown at 7 p.m. every Thursday night through Nov. 15 at the Film Studies Center, Room 307 in Cobb Hall. The free screenings will be followed by discussions.

    Davida Ingram of the Chicago organization Women in the Director’s Chair was curator for the series, which is a sampling of the work that was shown at Women in the Director’s Chair film festival in March.

    Tonight’s program, “Outmodeling the Closet: New Film and Video by Les/Bi/Trans Women,” brings together a cross-section of films and videos that explore queer identity.

    “Refracted Light: Reflections on Desire,” to be shown Nov. 8, includes seven pieces about non-romantic desire. The last in the series, “Routes and Roots: Of Creation Myths and ‘Other’ Stories,” features six works about post-colonialism and identity.

    For more information, visit the Center for Gender Studies’ Web site at http://humanities.uchicago.edu/orgs/cgs/.