Thursday, December 1, 2011

Presented by Creative Time, in recognition of World AIDS Day / Day With(out) Art.

Screening at 4:00, 5:15, 6:30 and 9:00pm — tickets are free, details below.

UNTITLED brings together archival and pop footage to conjure up the passionate activism sparked by the early years of the AIDS crisis. Unspooling at multiple levels, the narrative flies between scenes of tragedy and humor, while shredding traditional chronology, with excerpts from sources as varied as Golden Girls, Dynasty and pop music. Beginning with a reflection on the early AIDS epidemic, UNTITLED eschews a linear narrative to introduce a fractious timeline,moves from the sublime to the tragic and back again. By juxtaposing mainstream network news, activist footage, artists’ works, and popular entertainment from the last turbulent decades, UNTITLED explores a generation of AIDS and queer activism that continues today with international struggles for freedom and expression.

Jim Hodges has created a broad range of work exploring themes of fragility, temporality, love, and death in a highly original and poetic vocabulary. His works frequently deploy different materials and techniques: from ready‐made objects to traditional media, such as graphite and ink. He currently lives and works in New York City. Carlos Marques da Cruz works with artists, performers, and filmmakers world-wide. Encke King is a film and video producer, editor, and writer based in New York.

Tickets for the 4:00, 5:15 and 9:00pm shows are available in-person at the IFC Center box office only, starting one hour before each showtime, limit 2 tickets per person.

A limited number of tickets for the 6:30pm screening and panel discussion may be made available to a standby line at showtime. The standby line will begin at 5:30pm.