Jean Genet In Chicago

2006 | 00:26:00 | Canada / United States | English / French | B&W and Color | Stereo

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Activism, Chicago Art, Crime or Violence, History, LGBTQ, Literature, Performance, Politics

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A queer rewriting of the events surrounding the 1968 National Democratic Convention in Chicago from the point of view of French writer Jean Genet. Along the way Genet will meet, amongst others, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, the Yippies, the Black Panther Party and the Chicago police force... Ultimately, the video is about the difficulty of aligning political and sexual desires.

Exhibitions + Festivals

Chicago Underground Film Festival, 2006

Antimatter Underground Film Fest (Canada), 2006

FLEX Fest (Florida Experimental Film and Video Festival), 2006

Rotterdam International Film Festival (The Netherlands), 2006

Dalls Video Festival, 2007