QUEER ALIENation

QUEER ALIENation is a free, interactive evening of visual art, installation art, performances, conversation, and community solidarity. Join six local scholars, artists, educators, and activists as they play with issues of time, space, equity, and identity in order to present original artworks about their experiences as queer im/migrant graduate students with​in the United States. Grounded in arts-based research and rooted in a conception of art as activism, this show is a clarion call for individual and collective commitments to justice, mutual aid, and liberation.

Featuring the work of:
Javier Cardona Otero
Daniela Gutiérrez López
Asja Žero
Marie Papineschi (Marie French)
Don Dumayas
Kelvin Burzon
with original research by Alexandria Hollett and in collaboration with The Back Door.

March 27, 2018 from 6pm to 10pm, Dance Party at 10pm:
Cruise the room from 6 – 8 PM,

ask questions during the panel discussion from 8 – 9 PM,

and be fabulous on the dance floor when we turn the disco lights on from 10 – 3 AM. Most importantly, though, show up for queer im/migrants and their lives from now – as long as it takes to build a queer future, without borders.

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Intersectionality: IU Latina Film Festival and Conference

The third Latino Film Festival and Conference will put Latina filmmakers, actresses, and Latina film scholars at the center. The aim of this festival and conference is to present new perspectives in the studies of Latina identity that move us away from stereotypical representations and that showcases the intersectionality of identity within the contexts of immigration, gender, sexuality, social class, and race/ethnicity issues.

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Film shows Colombian history

Given Bloomington’s relatively large Colombian community, Israel Herrera said he and other local Colombians are proud to see “Embrace of the Serpent” in their town.

The film, which is the first Colombian film to be nominated for the Academy Awards’ Best Foreign Language Film, screens Friday at the IU Cinema. Following the film’s screening will be a Q&A by actor Brionne Davis, who plays American scientist Richard Evans Schultes.

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IU Cinema to host ‘Cinema Maldito: On the Margins of Brazilian Cinema’ film series

The three films selected for the series represent a variety of styles and approaches, including low-budget horror with “This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse” (7 p.m. Feb. 23) and an incisive critique of the Brazilian ’60s with “Romance” (9:30 p.m. Feb. 24). The series also includes Rogerio Sganzerla’s “Red Light Bandit” (6:30 p.m. Feb. 24), the film that more than any other launched what became known as the Brazilian underground or “cinema marginal.”

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IU kicks off Black History Month activities

The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center also will be the location of IU’s 2012 Black History Month Celebration Kick-Off, from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday.

Other events during the first week of the celebration are a reading by Nikky Finney, winner of the National Book Award; a musical concert; screenings of films in the “Black in Latin America” series; and a “Family Dinner at the NMBCC.”

IU’s African American Choral Ensemble will perform from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the atrium of the IU School of Education, 201 N. Rose Ave.

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Four films you don’t want to miss during National Hispanic Heritage MonthCuatro filmes que no deberias perderte durante el National Hispanic Heritage Month

This event is sponsored by the IU Spanish Department, IU International Latin American and Spain
Students Association y LA CASA.

“Tambien la lluvia”: Sept 21, 7pm. WY  015. Dir: Iciar Bollain. España,2010
Spain entry to Oscar’s Best Foreign film

Filmmaker Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal)travels to Bolivia to shoot a
film about Christopher Columbus. He and his crew arrive during the tense time of
the Cochabamba water crisis, the 2000 Cochabamba protests. The lines
between past and present, fiction and film, become increasingly blurred.

“Carancho”: Sept 26, 7pm. WY 015 Dir:Pablo Trapero.Argentina,2010
Argentina entry to Oscar’s Best Foreign film

Sosa (Ricardo Darin, “The Secret in Their Eyes”) is an
ambulance-chasing personal injury attorney with questionable ethics.
Lujan (Martina Gusman, “Lion’s Den”) is a young, idealistic country
doctor, new to the city. After Lujan and Sosa’s paths repeatedly cross,
the two form an unlikely romance that is threatened by Sosa’s turbulent
past. With traffic accidents as the number one cause of deaths in
Argentina, bodies are currency and a black market strives to get rich
from the personal tragedies that literally litter the
argentinean streets.

“El infierno” Oct 5, 7pm. WY 015 Dir: Luis Estrada. Mexico, 2010
Golden Ariel for Best Director and Best Movie

Benjamín “Benny” García is deported from the United States to his
hometown in Mexico. Back home is a bleak picture, he can’t find an
honest job and most of the town is held with the business of drug
trafficking. Benny gets involved in the narco business, a “spectacular”
job where he gets a lot of money, women and fun. But soon he finds out
that the violent criminal life is not easy and much less fun.

“Abel”: Oct 13, 7pm. WH 009 Dir:Diego Luna. Mexico, 2010
Nominated for Ariel’s Best movie, Best Director and among last 3
Mexican finalists as entry for Oscars.

About a peculiar young boy who, as he blurs reality and fantasy, takes
over the responsibilities of a family man in his father’s absence.Este evento es auspiciado por el Departmento de Español, International Latin American and Spain
Students Association y LA CASA.

“Tambien la lluvia”: Sept 21, 7pm. WY  015. Dir: Iciar Bollain. España,2010
Spain entry to Oscar’s Best Foreign film

Filmmaker Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal)travels to Bolivia to shoot a
film about Christopher Columbus. He and his crew arrive during the tense time of
the Cochabamba water crisis, the 2000 Cochabamba protests. The lines
between past and present, fiction and film, become increasingly blurred.

“Carancho”: Sept 26, 7pm. WY 015 Dir:Pablo Trapero.Argentina,2010
Argentina entry to Oscar’s Best Foreign film

Sosa (Ricardo Darin, “The Secret in Their Eyes”) is an
ambulance-chasing personal injury attorney with questionable ethics.
Lujan (Martina Gusman, “Lion’s Den”) is a young, idealistic country
doctor, new to the city. After Lujan and Sosa’s paths repeatedly cross,
the two form an unlikely romance that is threatened by Sosa’s turbulent
past. With traffic accidents as the number one cause of deaths in
Argentina, bodies are currency and a black market strives to get rich
from the personal tragedies that literally litter the
argentinean streets.

“El infierno” Oct 5, 7pm. WY 015 Dir: Luis Estrada. Mexico, 2010
Golden Ariel for Best Director and Best Movie

Benjamín “Benny” García is deported from the United States to his
hometown in Mexico. Back home is a bleak picture, he can’t find an
honest job and most of the town is held with the business of drug
trafficking. Benny gets involved in the narco business, a “spectacular”
job where he gets a lot of money, women and fun. But soon he finds out
that the violent criminal life is not easy and much less fun.

“Abel”: Oct 13, 7pm. WH 009 Dir:Diego Luna. Mexico, 2010
Nominated for Ariel’s Best movie, Best Director and among last 3
Mexican finalists as entry for Oscars.

About a peculiar young boy who, as he blurs reality and fantasy, takes
over the responsibilities of a family man in his father’s absence.