Jim Hubbard

Jim Hubbard has been making films since 1974. Currently, he is working on United in Anger: A History of ACT UP, a feature length documentary on ACT UP, the AIDS activist group. Sarah Schulman and he are continuing work on the ACT UP Oral History Project, as well. One hundred and two interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Project were on view in a 14-monitor installation at the Carpenter Center for the Arts, Harvard University as part of the exhibition ACT UP New York: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987–1993, October 15 – December 23, 2009. A version with 114 interviews showed at the White Columns Gallery in New York, September 8 – October 23, 2010. He, along with James Wentzy, created a 9-part cable access television series based on the Project. Among his 19 other films are Elegy in the Streets (1989), Two Marches (1991), The Dance (1992) and Memento Mori (1995). His films have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Berlin Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, London, Torino and many other Lesbian and Gay Film Festivals. His film Memento Mori won the Ursula for Best Short Film at the Hamburg Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in 1995. He co-founded MIX – the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival. Under the auspices of the Estate Project for Artists with AIDS, he created the AIDS Activist Video Collection at the New York Public Library. He curated the series Fever in the Archive. AIDS Activist Videotapes from the Royal S. Marks Collection for the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The 8-program series took place December 1-9, 2000. He also co-curated the series, Another Wave. Recent Global Queer Cinema at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, July and September 2006.

Artist Code: 1059



2012, 93:00 minutes, colour, English

Critical Writing

Home Video Returns
by Alexandra Juhasz and Ted Kerr. Cineaste, 2014, v. 39, no. 3. Cineaste Publishers, 2014.
Home Video Returns
Body Positive: Video Films on AIDS, 1995. Wellington: The City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, 1995.
Fourth New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film Festival
by Susan Kealey. Fuse, Winter 1991, v. 14, no. 3.
The Arts: Don't worry, honey. They're just experimenting
by Jewelle Gomez. OutWeek, Sept. 19, 1990, no. 64.
Acting Out
by Manohla Dargis. The Village Voice, Sept. 19, 1989.
Experiments in gay filmmaking
by Gregg Bordowitz. The Guardian, Sept. 13, 1989.
Exploring the Limits: Experimental Filmmakers at Work
by Peter Miller. New York Native, Sept. 23, 1989, v. 9, no. 42.