The NY Queer Experimental Film Festival kicks off November 11 until November 16 and brings together creative, industry leaders and the latest films in the queer experimental film genre. This festival is on the forefront of avante garde artwork in NYC and is a must see event for those in the arts. The NY Queer Experimental Festival (aka the MIX Festival) was founded in the mid 80’s and since then has been a forerunner in it’s field.
The festival isn’t just film it includes a variety of mixed media like film programs and installations. Opening Night on November 11 kicks off at 8:00 p.m. at the MIX hive in Brooklyn (337 Butler Street). Tickets are $25 each and includes access to a host of avante garde events including access to Confessional: Come Clean which is an audio visual performance comprised of analog film, photography and sound components. This 14 minute short film Sticks and Stones is the tale of famed transsexual singer Bambi Lake in the 1970’s. Murmur is the 5 minute world premiere which includes audio samples of lives bees.
The art comes alive in screenings like Burn Goes Walkabout which takes place on November 12 at 9:30 p.m. which features cabaret artists and more. Walk also explores redefining notions of normalcy and public transportation
The NY Queer Experimental Film Festival also includes installations as well. The works of art are challenging as well as complex. Cheap Thrills/Sweet Dreams is a towering 9 foot lantern hat represents the notion of queer belonging.