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2019 Contrast Film Festival Badge

Tish Sparks & Jeremy von Stilb

Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 11:55 PM (CDT)

2019 Contrast Film Festival Badge

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The Contrast 2019 lineup has been announced!

Thursday, July 18
FLAMING CREATURES with original live score by Thor & Friends
1963 avant-garde, queer, arthouse classic by Jack Smith with an all-new score performed by musicians Thor Harris (Swans), Sarah Gautier, and Peggy Ghorbani.

Friday, July 19
The Whisper of the Jaguar is a queer-punk road movie, taking place across the Amazon and investigating indigenous knowledge and the experience of trance states through medicinal plants. By accessing the memories and traumas of her ancestors, the protagonist, Ana, who is carrying the ashes of her kuir (queer) activist brother, is confronted with her own imaginary perceptions of indigeneity, ego, and death in the contemporary political landscape of Brazil.

ADAM (Texas Premiere)
First-time feature director Rhys Ernst brings Ariel Schrag’s funny, unconventional, and controversial boy-meets-girl novel to life with razor-sharp wit and honesty, nailing a satirical look at the nuances of sexual identity and the details of this early-2000s period. Nicholas Alexander carefully imbues Adam with vulnerability, complicating easy assessments in this unapologetic, sweetly subversive, and raw coming-of-age comedy.

of ULTRA PULPE (Bertrand Mandico), ISLANDS (Yann Gonzalez), ASPARAGUS (Suzan Pitt), BLOODY HELL (Katharina Hingst), PROLOGUE TO THE TAROT: GLENNA (Brittany Gravely & Ken Linnehan), and GOOD QUEEN (Sequinette Jaynesfield).

Saturday, July 20
A documentary that follows Mc Linn Da Quebrada, a black trans woman, performer and activist living in impoverished São Paulo. Her electrifying performances (with plenty of nudity) brazenly take on Brazil's hetero-normative machismo.

Web series screening & discussion featuring WHAT WOULD HIGHER SELF DO?, EW YUK!, MUY EXCITED, DAMAGED GOODS, THE FATHERS PROJECT, and FEMME QUEEN CHRONICLES. Bunny Michael (What Would Higher Self Do?), Vivvyanne ForeverMore & Jillian Gnarling (Ew Yuk!), and Andie Flores (Muy Excited) in attendance.

Erotic Expression Emporium & Psychedelic Queer Cinema featuring live performances by Saturn Risin9, VivvyAnne ForeverMore, Jillian Gnarling, Heather María Ács, Y2K, Andie Flores, Brexit (House of Kenzo) and more. Installations by FFTWINZ, Gender Fluids, and @Ask Any Buddy. Films by Heather María Ács, Elias A. Hinojosa, Sequinette Jaynesfield, and more.

For one night only we will take over the Austin School of Film turning it into a late night adult multiplex featuring film and installation by artists from around the country and highlighting sex-positive work of both past and present.

Sunday, July 21
A documentary-fiction about the dizzying heights of gender and metamorphosis in Rio de Janeiro. A cinematographic object that transforms infinitely, that devours infinitely. Following the path of iconic transgender figure Luana Muniz (1961-2017), Obscuro Barroco explores different quests for the self, through transvestism, carnaval and political struggle. In turn, it asks questions about the desire for transformation of the body, both intimate and social.

SO PRETTY (Texas Premiere)
Four young queers in New York City struggle to maintain their proto-utopian community against the outside world as their lives curiously merge with the 1980s German novel so schön by Ronald M. Schernikau.

An investigation of leftist politics and femme identity in the context of an increasingly right wing world, So Pretty moves freely between fictional depictions and semi-documentary, adaptation and translation, looking towards the artistic and personal worlds its characters generate across time and culture as a space for new tensions and potentials.

YES YOU CAN! Queer Comedy and Motivation.
Live performances by Bunny Michael (NYC), Jade Fusco, Erica Nix, Ralphie Hardesty, Jane Claire Hervey, Christina Parish, Dana Yanoshak, and Sawyer Stoltz.

You’re not just a hologram in a gigantic computer simulation of life. You’re a whole and beautiful human being.

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When & Where

Austin Film Society | Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar | Austin School of Film | Cheer Up Charlie's

Austin, TX 78702

Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 11:55 PM (CDT)

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