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Gay Sex in the 70s with 'Funk Lessons'

Gay Sex in the 70s with 'Funk Lessons'

Gay Sex in the 70s with 'Funk Lessons'

2005 / 95min / Digital

DIRECTOR: JOSEPH LOVETT

The Wednesday, August 17th screening will be introduced by filmmaker Joseph Lovett.

The libidinous freedom that defined New York City in the post-Stonewall, pre-AIDS years is vividly recalled by those who experienced it in Joseph Lovett’s eros-fueled documentary. Punctuating these stirring first-person recollections—of the West Side piers, the baths, the legendary dance spots the Loft and Paradise Garage—is an astounding assortment of disco deep cuts.

Screening with:
FUNK LESSONS

1983 / 15 mins / Digital

DIRECTOR: ADRIAN PIPER

Conceptual artist and philosopher Adrian Piper’s drolly pedagogical and buoyant short video piece dismantles stereotypes about who has “innate” rhythm and who doesn’t. Instructing a racially diverse, though largely white, group of men and women, Piper demonstrates various moves, underscoring the democracy of the dance floor with this aperçu: “Nobody cares how good or bad anybody else looks because everyone is too busy enjoying themselves.”