New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut

New Queer Cinema: The Director's Cut Author B. Ruby Rich
ISBN-10 0822354284
ISBN-13 9780822354284
Year 2013-03-26
Pages 360
Language English
Publisher Duke University Press Books
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B Ruby Rich designated a brand new genre the New Queer Cinema NQC in her groundbreaking article in the Village Voice in 1992 This movement in film and video was intensely political and aesthetically innovative made possible by the debut of the camcorder and driven initially by outrage over the unchecked spread of AIDS The genre has grown to include an entire generation of queer artists filmmakers and activists As a critic curator journalist and scholar Rich has been inextricably linked to the New Queer Cinema from its inception This volume presents her new thoughts on the topic as well as bringing together the best of her writing on the NQC She follows this cinematic movement from its origins in the mid 1980s all the way to the present in essays and articles directed at a range of audiences from readers of academic journals to popular glossies and weekly newspapers She presents her insights into such NQC pioneers as Derek Jarman and Isaac Julien and investigates such celebrated films as Go Fish Brokeback Mountain Itty Bitty Titty Committee and Milk In addition to exploring less known films and international cinemas including Latin American and French films and videos she documents the more recent incarnations of the NQC on screen on the web and in art galleries

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