Funeral Parade of Roses + Dialogue with Che
DIRECTOR: TOSHIO MATSUMOTO
CAST: PîTâ, OSAMU OGASAWARA, YOSHIMI Jô
Screening introduced by Caroline Gil, Media Conservation Fellow at MoMA, who provided the transcription, translation, and English and Spanish subtitling for the new restoration of Dialogue with Che.
DIALOGUE WITH CHE
Director: José Rodriguez Soltero
1968 / 54 mins / DCP
SONG FOR RENT
Director: Jack Smith
1969 / 8 mins / 16mm
Queer Eye: An exuberant hodgepodge, mixed-media artist Toshio Matsumoto’s first feature transposes the Oedipus story to the intersection of Tokyo’s hippie and “gay boy” subcultures as Eddie (played by the androgynous entertainer Peter) parlays an affair with a local drug dealer into the position of madam at the Club Genet. Jack Smith showed his self-portrait Song for Rent as a short with his election year feature, No President; Nuyorican artist José Rodriguez Soltero scandalized Cannes with his double-projection Dialogue with Che, a Warholian portrait of the revolutionary martyr featuring Taylor Mead as a CIA agent.
Dialogue with Che Preserved in 2017 for the Filmmaker's Cooperative by BB Optics with graduate students in the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) program, Cinema Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Preserved through the Avant-Garde Masters program funded by the film Foundation and administered by the National Film Preservation Foundation.
Total runtime: 167 mins
Screening in the series Everything Was Now.