The longest-running queer film fest in New York City, MIX NYC’s cutting-edge experimental festival is entering its 19th run. Events range from short film screenings, live dance performances, to feature-length premieres. Leave the prudes at home with a babysitter, because many of the works are unabashedly laced with porn, sexuality and erotica. So loosen up that tie, embrace the inner freak in you and indulge your experimental side. November 8th-November 13th.
All screenings held at the 3LD Art & Technology Center. 80 Greenwich Street (at Rector Street). $10.
Every Body Moves Against Control
In 2004, Pilot TV opened up a free, d.i.y. television studio for four days in Chicago, upon which over 200 artists and activists descended and collaboratively produced shows that crash queer, feminist, artistic, cultural and other political boundaries. Nine short films follow a documentary on the Pilot project. Thu, November 9, at 8 pm
A 59-minute-long mishmash of sound quotes from mainstream foreign classics (think de Olivera, Renoir, Buñuel, Kaurismäki, Schroter, Eimgholz and Debord) laid upon scenes from American gay pornos from the ‘70s and ‘80s, with subtitles narrating what it’s all supposed to mean. Stick around for the Sexy Party afterwards at 11:30. Fri, November 10, at 10:30 pm
Miguel Gutierrez’s performance piece explores the world of sexual idealism, the poetics of sex, desire and the longing for the perfect partner. Gutierrez tells the story of lost love with dance, live and recorded video, and original music looped with a digital delay pedal. Sat, November 11, at 9pm
The world premiere screening of The Odyssey wraps up the festival on closing night. The efforts of 32 queer and trans filmmakers combined, this film consists of 24 continuous shorts for each chapter of Homer’s epic, told through media including stop-motion animation, live action, abstract video and found footage. Sun, November 12, at 8 pm