Yasmina Price & Elizabeth Purchell

Prophetic cinematic visionaries Yasmina Price & Elizabeth Purchell will share their ideas for the idyllic films of the future with time for Q&A, freewriting, & collective paradise scheming.

Bring a notebook & your entire brain & soul, but please no cops, landlords, politicians, or men who play acoustic guitar at parties!!!

Presented by 2021–2022 Curatorial Fellow Cassandra Gillig.

Yasmina Price is a writer, programmer, and PhD candidate in the departments of African American Studies and Film and Media Studies at Yale University. She focuses on anticolonial cinema from the Global South and the work of visual artists across the African continent and diaspora, with a particular interest in the experimental work of women filmmakers. Her writing has appeared in Art in America, Aperture, Film Quarterly, Criterion’s Current and Hyperallergic.

Elizabeth Purchell is a queer film historian and programmer. She is the creator of Ask Any Buddy, a multimedia project that explores the history of the gay adult film industry and its role in the development of queer cinema and the spread of gay male visual culture. The project consists of an Instagram feed, a feature-length mashup film that was selected to play nearly two-dozen international film festivals, and a companion podcast. Recently, she has appeared on home video releases by Altered Innocence, the American Genre Film Archive, and Vinegar Syndrome, and programs and hosts the monthly Queer Cinema: Lost and Found screening series at Austin Film Society. Her work has been covered in publications such as Artforum and The New York Times.

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