Then we’ll celebrate the underground music that served as inspiration for the filmmakers at a raucous after-party featuring a live performance by twisted glam rock/garage/punk band Low on High (Jon Moritsugu and Amy Davis) and indie-dark wave sounds of SISU, featuring Sandy Vu, formerly of the Dum Dum Girls.Participant Bios: Gregg Araki erupted from the underground in 1992 with The Living End, a film about two HIV-positive gay lovers. (2004), Junk(1999), and Some Divine Wind (1991) and numerous shorts.
Ray Stark Family Theatre (SCA), School of Cinematic Arts 108 900 West 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089 7 p.m.: Panel Discussion, The Ray Stark Family Theatre, School of Cinematic Arts 108, USC 9 p.m.: After Party and Concert, Tommy’s Place, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, USC ADMISSION: Admission is free. It should be like seeing a band instead of sitting there, checking it out, falling asleep.” —Jon Moritsugu Gregg, Roddy, Jon, and Marcus have exploded notions of identity and identification through a radicalized indie-film aesthetic inspired as much by the anything-goes energy of the underground music scene as by the formalist experimentations of directors like Godard.
America's sex-offender laws are the strictest of any rich democracy.
Convicted rapists and child-molesters are given long prison sentences.
Join us for a panel discussion and concert exploring how indie cinema has been transformed by their punk-influenced, sexually and artistically transgressive, DIY filmmaking.
In a fascinating conversation interwoven with film clips, the filmmakers will explore identity politics, changing attitudes toward technology, indie cinema, and more.