A vital year in video art and documentary film by Canadian women, 1990 was a perfect storm of queer feminist artistic output. “Fine Local Product” takes its name from a recap by NOW! Weekly writer C. Bailey of this bumper crop of “criminally underexhibited” Montréal and Toronto-made works. From the camp lesbian essay on the backdrop of the AIDS and Oka crises, Bodies in Trouble, to women of colour dialogue Exposure, and Sex Garage doc We’re Here We’re Queer We’re Fabulous, politics and sexuality are given equal weight. In the confessional Le récit d’A, collectively-made animation Prowling by Night, and groundbreaking social essay AnOther Love Story, the threat to queer communities’ survival is a unifying theme. Police brutality, AIDS, internalized homophobia and racism are addressed with honesty and urgency.
Marusya Bociurkiw (Bodies in Trouble) and Michelle Mohabeer (Exposure) in attendance.
Le récit d’A
Québec | 1990 | 20 min | French / English, French subtitles
Prowling by Night
Gwendolyn & Co.
Canada | 1990 | 12 min | English
Bodies in Trouble
Canada | 1990 | 15 min | English
Canada | 1990 | 8 min | English
We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re Fabulous
Maureen Bradley and Danielle Comeau
Canada | 1990 | 28 min | English / French, English and French subtitles
AnOther Love Story
Debbie Douglas and Gabrielle Micallef
Canada | 1990 | 29 min | English
Presented in collaboration with the Media Queer