Film Schedule

Saturday Night-

Homotopia-

Set sometime in the future-present Homotopia chronicles a group of radical queer’s dedicated to exposing the trouble with gay marriage, dismantling the State, undoing Empire, while looking totally fierce. Woven into the story of Yoshi’s adventures in love, resistance, and sex, is a critique of the crushing violence of homonormativity and its deadly perpetuation of US patriotism, conservative kinship structures and affective accumulation. Homotopia holds cinematic assumptions hostage through its motley assemblage of never-passing crew. Race, gender, ability and desire are reworked through an anti-colonial take of queer struggle creating a visual rhythm of melancholic utopianism that knows there may be no future but still hopes today is not their last. Love revolution, not State delusion, Homotopia.

http://homotopiafilm.net/

Better This World-

A case of solid journalism that happens to be cinematically interesting, “Better This World” traces the curlicues and conspiracies surrounding the trials of two protestors arrested during the 2008 Republican National Convention. Filmmakers Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega sympathize with the protestors, but they also consider the facts of the case by listening to the key players. Result is a docu thriller with twists that will catch many by surprise. Sept. 6 airing on PBS’ “POV” makes Stateside theatrical chances slim, but global biz and fest play should be terrific.

Sunday-

Feast Of The Beast- by Mev Luna

A performative video about a monster hell bent on consuming pronoun cakes representing the gender spectrum in an attempt to “undo” gender, but in the process becomes “undone” by the commentary from the curator and the mass amount of cake consumed.

Feast of the Beast has been screened at Artist’s Television Access in San Francisco, and as part of Open Your Golden Gates in Berlin, Hamburg, and Montreal.

Mev Luna is a new strong voice in postqueer movement using their twisted modern day perversion as a new form of sexual identity. They move effortlessly through heavy real topics of gender and sexuality in an accessible, humorous way. Relying heavily on performative transformation, a contemporary approach to textiles in a collaboration with media art.

Housekeeping-

Housekeeping has been screened in Stockholm, Sweden, and San Francisco.

 

I have more experience as a maid than as an artist. Am I a maid or an artist?

Letter from Grand Hôtel

Roxy Farhat works with video and performance to create political satires utilizing the simple language of popular culture to exasperate complicated issues such as ethnicity, gender and the image of ‘the other’. Humor is an important element of her work, used as a tool to disrupt  emotional responses to conventional myths and stereotypes in society. Her work has been shown in Sweden, the United States and South Africa. Farhat was born in Tehran, Iran in 1984 grew up in Sweden, and is currently pursuing her MFA in New Genres from UCLA.

www.roxyfarhat.com

Queer Farmer Project-

The queer farmer film project is a documentary that captures the intersection of queer and farming. From urban gardening projects to rural agriculture–the QFFP gives a voice to the many faces of queer farmers, and the slow foods movement.

This short was screened at the San Francisco 2009 Tranny Film Fest, and in New York. The project was also covered in Curve Magazine’s Lesbian Localvores article in the2010 July/August issue.

For more info please visit: http://queerfarmer.blogspot.com/

Justice On Trial-

Justice on Trial navigates the tempest of the Abu-Jamal trial by reviewing the known facts of the case. It demonstrates that the major violations in the Abu-Jamal case — judicial bias, prosecutorial misconduct, racial discrimination in jury selection, police corruption and tampering with evidence to obtain a conviction–  are not special to this case. Instead, they are commonly practiced within the criminal justice system and account for the disproportionate incarceration of African Americans and Latinos in the United States. The case of Mumia Abu-Jamal is a microcosm of greater problems in the criminal justice system in the United States today. The attention that its many violations have received make the Abu-Jamal case one of the most important civil rights cases of our time.


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Schedule/Tablers

After much deliberation and hard work, we present to you our humble Houston Anarchist Book Fair schedule of workshops for the weekend… Enjoy.

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Saturday:

9:00 – 10:30 -

BREAKFAST

10:30 – 11:30

Radical Community Art
Aaron Goldman (Ausin, TX)

Polimigra: Police, Migration and Resistance
ACAB – All Communities Against Brutality (Houston, TX)

12:00-1:00

The Gender Book
Boston, Mel and Jay (Houston,TX)

Radical History of Houston
Gloria Rubac and Ester King (Houston,TX)

1:00-2:30-

LUNCH

2:30-3:30

Modern Day Spying: Its Implications and What We Can Do
scott crow (Austin, TX)

4:00-5:00

Intergenerational Organizing
Marilee Armstrong, John Herrera (Houston, TX)

The History and Current Trends of the Texas Death Penalty
Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement (Houston, TX)

5:30-6:30-

Presentation by Seth Tobocman on his Graphic Novels (New York, NY)

6:30-8:00-

DINNER
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FILMS

8:00 PM

Homotopia

8:30 PM

Better This World

10:00 PM

Panel Discussion with scott crow, Larra, Arwyn

Sunday:

9-10:30-

BREAKFAST

10:30-11:30

Radical Education
Abraham De Leon (San Antonio, TX)

Prison Abolition and Know your rights:
Critical Resistance Houston (Houston, TX)

12:00-1:00

Solidarity With Peoples Movements: From Palestine to New Orleans to Egypt
Jordan Flaherty (New Orleans, LA)

Consent Panel
B.E.T.C.H – Beautiful Educated Thunder Cunts from Hell (Houston/Austin, TX)

1:00-2:30-

LUNCH

2:30-3:30-

The Portrayal of Arabs in the Media and the Houston Palestine Film Festival
Hadeel Assali, (Houston,TX)

DOA Bloc: Anarchism and Contentions With Mainstream Organizing
Grace (Phoenix, Arizona)

4:00-5:00-

From Bonnot to Colton: Illegalism Through History
Aragorn! (Santa Cruz,CA)

5:00-6:30-

DINNER
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FILMS

6:30 PM

Feast of the Beast

6:45

Housekeeping

7:00

Queer Farmer Project

7:30

Justice On Trial

Outside Workshops:

Houston Indymedia, Houston underground media explosion

Southern Radical Space Roundtable
Presented by: Monkey Wrench Books (Austin,TX)

Internalized Sexism (Womyn Only)
Arwyn (ATX)

Real School(HTX)

Mutualism
Will Schnack (Arlington, TX)

TABLES:

LOCAL:
Sedition Books (Houston, TX)
Critical Resistance (Houston, TX)
SDS/Fair Labor Action Committee (Houston, TX)
Earth First!/Rising Tide North America (Houston, TX)
Zine Fest Houston (Houston, TX)
Waste and Void Distro (Houston, TX)

TEXAS:
Indymedia (Houston/Austin, TX)
BETCH – Beautiful Educated Thunder Cunts from Hell (Houston/Austin, TX)
Broken Brick Distro (San Antonio, TX)
Monkey Wrench Books (Austin, TX)
Tumbleweed Infoshop (Austin, TX)
Radical Mental Health (Austin, TX)
Ecology Action (Austin, TX)

NATIONAL:
Little Black Cart (Santa Cruz, CA)
AK Press (Oakland, CA)
PM Press (Oakland, CA)
Iron Rail (New Orleans, LA)
Seth Tobocman (New York, NY)
Taala Hooghan (Flagstaff, AZ)
Long Haul Infoshop (Berkeley, CA)
Slingshot! (Berkeley, CA)
Ambient Transiant (Berkely, CA)

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The Book Fair Has Found A Home

The Houston Anarchist Bookfair/Film Fest confirmed our location! We are going to be located at a community center in Houston, TX. Keep us in mind throughout the coming months, as more announcements come up. 

For more info, check periodically with the website!

Our location:
MECA
1900 kane st.
Houston, TX 77007

And as always, Contact us if you are interested in getting involved…Houstonanarchistbookfair@gmail.com

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Announcing the Houston Anarchist Book Fair/Film Fest

 

The Houston Anarchist Book Fair and Film Festival serves to bring radical and alternative literature, education, and culture to Houston, TX, with a focus on resistance and community building. This event is being developed as a vehicle for community organizing, and networking in the southern region of the United States. The book fair will feature a variety of distro’s, infoshops, used and new books, in combination with workshops, skill shares, lectures, speeches, and facilitated open discussions. Through this we hope to create a liberated space, solidarity in the anarchist community and, regional, national and international networking. This event will have a wide array of organizations coming together in building a radical community in the south.

The Houston Anarchist book fair and film festival will take place April 22-24, 2011.

 

We are looking for:

-Facilitators

-Speakers

-Authors

-Workshops

-Skill shares

-Infoshops/Distros

-Filmmakers/Films

-Artist

 

If you are a filmmaker, or know someone who is, please feel free to e-mail us as well, and we will add you into the film festival schedule.

 

 

We want your input! If you would like to present a workshop or host a skill share, table your distro, play music or if you have resources and would like to volunteer … CONTACT US at houstonanarchistbookfair@gmail.com

 

La feria de libros y peliculas anarquistas sirve para traer literatura radical y alternativa, educacion y cultura con un enfoque en resistencia y creando comunidad. Este evento se esta creando como un vehiculo para organizar en la communidad y creando redes de comunicacion en el sur de Estados Unidos. La feria de libro tendra una variedad de distros, infoshops, libros nuevos y usados, en combinacion con talleres, intercambio de habilidades, lecturas, discursos, y facilitando el dialogo abierto. Por medio de esto esperamos crear un espacio libre, solidaridad en la comunidad anarquista, y crear redes regionales, nacionales, e internacionales. A este evento vendra una gran variedad de organizaciones que juntas construiran una comunidad radical en el sur.

El Festival y Feria Anarquista de Libros de Houston se llevara acabo del 22 al 24 de Abril del 2011.

 

Buscamos:

-Facilitadores

-Presentad@s

-Autores

-Talleres

-Intercambio de habilidades

-Infoshops/Distros

-Cinematograf@s/Peliculas

-Artistas

 

Si eres un@ cinematograf@, o conoces a alguien que lo sea, por favor mandanos un correo electronico y te agregaremos al itinerario

 

Queremos saber que piensas! Si te gustaria presentar un taller o dirigir un intercambio de abilidades, vender tu mercancia, tocar musica, o si tienes recursos y/o te gustaria voluntarear….COMUNICATE CON NOSOTROS!!!! a

 

houstonanarchistbookfair@gmail.com

 

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