Esther Newton Made Me Gay
With director Jean Carlomusto and subject Esther Newton in person!
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 AT 7:30PM
Esther Newton Made Me Gay explores the life and times of cultural anthropologist Esther Newton. Throughout her career, Esther was a pioneer – questioning and challenging status quo assumptions on gender, sexuality and anthropological methods. Her work inspired generations of scholars to pursue research in what would eventually become the field of LGBTQ+ and Gender Studies. (Dir. by Jean Carlomusto, 2022, USA, 92 mins., NR)
Screening with the short film I (Heart) Jack LaLanne: A Cartoon Memoir by LeAnn Erickson. Featuring a playful aesthetic and humorous tone, the filmmaker – a lesbian feminist baby boomer- uses animation and exercise guru Jack LaLanne to explore the impact of role models on children, coming out as gay in a less tolerant era, and dealing with a late-in-life disability. (Dir. by LeAnn Erikson, 2022, USA, 14 mins., NR)
This is a rental of The Loft Cinema, presented by Lesbian Looks, with Hanson FilmTV Institute, DocScapes and Institute for LGBT Studies.