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May 1, 2013
Ladyfest Philly
Film Screening

Ladyfest Film Screening
AUX Performance Space
Wednesday, May 1 at 8pm

Total running time: 78 minutes

The first screening in the series consists of short experimental 16mm films made by women before 1980. These classics include the first film by an openly lesbian filmmaker (Barbara Hammer’s Dyketactics), innovative computer animation techniques pioneered by Bell Labs artist-in-residence Lillian Schwartz and the sarcastic Pop Art shorts of Gunvor Nelson. The films will be projected in their original 16mm format.
Donations welcome.

Dyketactics, Barbara Hammer, 1974
Schmeerguntz, Gunvor Nelson, 1965
Study Choreography for Camera, Maya Deren, 1945
Pixillation, Lillian Schwartz, 1971
Take Off, Gunvor Nelson, 1972
UFO’s, Lillian Schwartz, 1971
From the Ladies, Holly Fisher, 1978
Asparagus, Suzan Pitt, 1979


Ladyfest Philadelphia is excited to announce a film series that will take place during the month of May at AUX and International House Philadelphia. The four-part series celebrates a history of intersections between feminism, art, and the moving image. Spanning from some of the earliest films made by women up to contemporary videos that explore female and queer identities, the choice of works in the series uses Ladyfest’s origin in the RiotGrrrl movement as a touchstone while also seeking to expand upon and give context to this history. Please visit Ladyfest Philadelphia’s website for more information and updates.

About Ladyfest Philadelphia

The first Ladyfest took place in Olympia, Washington in August 2000. Since then, hundreds of iterations of the festival have happened across the globe. No two events look the same — each responds to the needs of its particular community and time.

In 2003, Philadelphia hosted its first and only Ladyfest, which featured dance, spoken word, film, music, visual arts, and workshops at venues across the city. Ten years later, we thought it was time to do it again. Ladyfest Philadelphia will take place June 7-9, 2013 at The Rotunda and other spaces in West Philadelphia. All proceeds from the festival after costs will benefit Project Safe and Women in Transition.

Ladyfest Philadelphia is a grassroots event dedicated to the artistic, organizational, and political work of women, trans, genderqueer, intersex, and queer people, and their allies. Ladyfest combats substantive, cultural, and structural inequalities by building upon the existing Philadelphia community of artists, musicians, and activists. It aims to foster a more inclusive and safe environment through performances, workshops, panels, opportunities for collaboration, and more.

Ladyfest Film Screening
May 1, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
May 1, 2013 @ 10:00 pm
319 N 11th Street, Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States