Brief Notes on The Shooting Wall Film Festival, 2013 Philadelphia, PA
Film Criticism / Film Theory / Philadelphia Film / PhiliMOCA / Regional Film-making / Shooting Wall Film Festival / Uncategorized

Brief Notes on The Shooting Wall Film Festival, 2013 Philadelphia, PA

The 2013 Shooting Wall Film Festival, the second in a row at the truly great facilities at PhilaMOCA, was by all means, an event not to be missed for the local Philadelphia Film Scene. What truly startled me, someone used to local film screenings filled with ancient grad students and pensive Art School Instructors, so … Continue reading

Christmas U.S.A (1949) Dir: Gregory J Markopoulos
Art Criticism / Film Criticism / Gay History / Gay Studies / Gender Studies

Christmas U.S.A (1949) Dir: Gregory J Markopoulos

Christmas U.S.A is a work of utter privacy, operating, thriving in a filmic universe of unnoticed corners, secluded rooms, forests and darkly lit row houses, even the outside world seems filtered through the eyes of a lingering phantom. Gregory J Markopoulos might be Queer cinemas most elusive phantom of them all. An Ohioan born in … Continue reading