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A Public Service Announcement from Periwinkle Cinema by Lauren Soldano:


Periwinkle Cinema features experimental film and video that doesn’t easily fit into the boxes of ‘homo-normative’ film programming or narrative restrictions. We started in 2011 as an underground monthly queer film series at the legendary big GAY warehouse in San Francisco under the direction of founding members Lorin Murphy and Christopher Carroll. Later that year, we moved to Artists’ Television Access in San Francisco’s Mission District where we have been presenting queer cinema every third Wednesday for the past 7+ years. Our featured filmmakers include: Marlon Riggs, GB Jones, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Bruce LaBruce, Hans Schierl, Zachary Drucker, Rhys Ernst, Silas Howard, Samara Halperin, Bob Mizer/AMG, and many more!

​We have partnered with Queer Cultural Center to produce and co-sponsor several screenings and exhibits as part of the annual Queer Arts Festival and for their Creating Queer Community program. These included the first exhibition of Bob Mizer’s film and photography work in San Francisco at the Center for Sex and Culture in 2011, a special free screening of It Came From Kuchar at the LGBTQ Community Center, and the world-premiere of Hanky-Code: The Movie, an anthology film we produced in 2015.

Periwinkle Cinema is overseen by host Lorin Murphy plus volunteers from the SF Bay Area queer film community. We welcome guest-curators!

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