Films

Invisible Monuments

Fri, Aug 2, 2019, 7 pm
Sat, Aug 3, 2019, 4 pm

Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater

The 2019 Biennial features three weekends of film programming selected by guest curators. Invisible Monuments (August 2–3) is curated by Matt Wolf. Read the program notes for this screening.

At the corner of Gansevoort and Washington Streets, the recently constructed Whitney Museum lies at the intersection of multiple queer New York histories. Through newly commissioned and historic works by Sam Green, Barbara Hammer, and a collective of filmmakers from FIERCE and Paper Tiger Television, this program reflects on the erasure and preservation of queer history. Beyond a traditional film screening, this expanded documentary event revitalizes films from the past and tells new stories through performance and conversation to recognize living history, the social realities of aging and trauma, and a spirit of resistance against gentrification.

This screening will be followed by a conversation with Matt Wolf and a selection of the artists and filmmakers.

FIERCE and Paper Tiger Television 
Fenced Out, 2001 

Sam Green
Don't Call Me Gay Zelig, 2019
Live cinema portrait of Jim Fouratt, featuring music by JD Samson

Barbara Hammer
History Lessons Redo: The Meat Market, 2019

Tickets are required and include Museum admission ($10 adults; $8 students and seniors; free for members). Capacity is limited; visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.

Friday, August 2 has reached ticketing capacity.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

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