ALTERNATE ENDINGS (multiple directors, 2014)
SVA Theatre (and other locations)
333 West 23rd St between Eighth & Ninth Aves.
Monday, December 1, free, 7:00
In honor or the twenty-fifth anniversary of World AIDS Day’s Day with(out) Art on December 1, Visual AIDS is presenting a screening of the specially commissioned Alternate Endings, an omnibus of seven short films that examine AIDS in both personal and public ways. Alternate Endings consists of Rhys Ernst’s Dear Lou Sullivan, Glen Fogel’s 7 Years Later, Lyle Ashton Harris’s Selections from the Ektachrome Archive 1986-1996, Hi Tiger’s The Village, Tom Kalin’s Ashes, My Barbarian’s Counterpublicity, and Julie Tolentino’s evidence. The screening, taking place at 7:00 at the SVA Theatre in Chelsea, will be followed by a panel discussion with Kalin, Ashton Harris, and Hi Tiger’s Derek Jackson, moderated by VOCAL-NY’s Wanda Hernandez-Parks and SVA profesor and film critic Amy Taubin. On December 1, Alternate Endings will also be shown at BRIC in Brooklyn and at Hunter College’s Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, as well as on December 4 at the New School, December 5 at the New Museum (followed by a Q&A with Fogel, Kalin, and My Barbarian’s Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon, and Alexandro Segade), December 6 at the Queens Museum (accompanied by a series of workshops, presentations, discussions, and performances) and the Brooklyn Museum (with Jackson and Fogel), and December 7 at the Studio Museum in Harlem (with Kalin).