Film Screening and Discussion: Criminal Queers directed by Chris Vargas and Eric A. Stanley – Feminist Studies and Visual Media Lecture Series

Wednesday, Apr 03, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

370 Dwinelle Hall | UC Berkeley
Location is ADA accessible

The Department of Gender & Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley presents:

Feminist Studies and Visual Media Lecture Series
Organized and moderated by Professor Minoo Moallem
Series cosponsored by Media Studies and the Center for Race & Gender
Funding provided by the Chau Hoi Shuen Foundation Fund in Gender & Women’s Studies


Film Screening and Discussion: Criminal Queers directed by Chris Vargas and Eric A. Stanley
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 (12pm in 370 Dwinelle Hall) 

Eric Stanley, Assistant Professor, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley

Criminal Queers visualizes a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex and toward a world without walls. Remembering that prison breaks are both a theoretical and material practice of freedom, this film imagines what spaces might be opened up if crowbars, wigs, and metal files become tools for transformation. Follow Yoshi, Joy, Susan and Lucy as they fiercely read everything from the Human Rights Campaign and hate crimes legislation to the non-profitization of social movements. Criminal Queers grows our collective liberation by working to abolish the multiple ways our hearts, genders, and desires are confined.

Co-sponsored by: Department of Film and Media

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