Chauncey -Theater 2 Tue, Mar 5 7:00 PM
Event Info
Dialogue:In person Q&A with director Aarin Burch
Series Info
Series:Out of the Archive: Envisioning Blackness
Reel Representation
Film Info
Director:Aarin Burch
Runtime:90 minutes
Rating:Not Rated
Format:16mm, Digital
Production Country:USA


Presented as part of Out of the Archive: Envisioning Blackness

Arrive hungry at 6:15 for a pre-screening meal catered by DeLuxe Cakes & Pastries!

Join us for an in-person presentation and Q&A with director Aarin Burch

A key figure in the independent creative scene of the San Francisco Bay Area, director and producer Aarin Burch has artfully explored her life and the Black queer experience with her work. In this program we present a handful of her stunning films, including some of her most known work as well as hidden gems that come directly from her personal archive with an immersive experience that mixes 16mm and digital presentations, touching on influences of Barbara Hammer, Marlon Riggs, and Spike Lee.

DREAMS OF PASSION (1989) 5 min.

Presented in 16mm!

An exploration desire between two Black women set in a dance studio, featuring contemporary dancers Matima Hadi and Debra Floyd as well as original music by multi-instrumentalist Vicki Randle.

SPIN CYCLE (1991) 5 min.

Presented in 16mm!

This autobiographical look at filmmaking and romantic relationships sees the filmmaker reflecting on how to represent race, the ways her films might objectify women, and being pigeonholed as a Black lesbian filmmaker.

CLUB Q (1991) 8 min.

An inside look at San Francisco’s legendary '90s queer women’s monthly dance party.

With more films to be announced!

This program is supported by Humanities Iowa. The views and opinions expressed by this program do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities Iowa.