Critical Writing Index

Strange Fruit Sends Gay Festival Reeling

by Cameron Bailey

NOW, May 18, 1995, v. 14, no. 38, p. 55

Cameron Bailey reviews work being presented during the 1995 Inside Out Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Festival. Bailey notes, that after five years, the festival has developed in the scope of its programing as well as established itself as a somewhat reputable festival - achieved through its ability to maintain relationships with public funding bodies and corporate sponsorship.

The festival offers some timely political work in Black is ... Black Ain't, a piece the explores gay black identity as well as work by Nancy Nicol entitled Gay Pride and Prejudice, a film that depicts the then current struggle over same-sex spousal benefits. While at the same time the festival also offers fringe work such as Mod Fuck Explosion an anti-narrative piece as well as interesting Super 8 work in Paixo Nacional and Darker Side of Black.

ITEM 1995.122 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Gay Pride and PrejudiceNancy Nicol

Mod Fuck ExplosionJon Moritsugu

Soul SuckaChristina Zeidler

Old ButchSuzy Richter

Paixo NacionalKarin Ainouz

The Darker Side of BlackIsaac Julien

Black Is ... Black Ain'tMarlon Riggs

Dream GirlsKim Longinotto

Claire Hunt