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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2014
... female auteur and to her provocative exploration of youthful sexual identity and fantasy, Koh's condensed-form queer interpretation circulates more productively as part of a burgeoning queer Asian cinema. Unlike New Queer Cinema, which was gradually co-opted by the mainstream as US independent filmmaking...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., 2011), Suzy Salamy's 1982/2006 (US, 2006), and Moufawad-Paul's Rejoice, O My Heart / يبلق اي حرفا (Canada, 2011) suggest an irreverent queer strategy by undermining the narrative conventions and visual codes of mainstream news media and popular US and Egyptian cinema. Salamy's video, previously...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 139–169.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Nguyen Tan Hoang The essay examines a tropical manifestation of camp deployed by queer independent filmmakers in Thailand in response to virulent censorship measures. Through close analysis of performances and films produced between 2000 and 2010 by Michael Shaowanasai and Tanwarin Sukkhapisit...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 121–154.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Katharina Lindner This article is situated within a critical context in which phenomenological approaches to film intersect with debates around queer cinema, and lesbian film in particular. With a specific focus on Apflickorna ( She Monkeys , dir. Lisa Aschan, Sweden, 2011), it proposes ways...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 95–123.
Published: 01 September 2020
... a transnational countercultural stance in various uses of setting by concentrating on the notion of escape in a theoretical framework that draws on the work of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, José Muñoz, and Marc Augé. In the context of the study, the production of alternative spaces in queer cinema is treated...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 41–66.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Catherine Zimmer This essay explores Cheryl Dunye's The Watermelon Woman (1997) in the context of reflexive practice in film. The film has been variously approached as queer cinema, women's autobiographical and documentary cinema, and black cinema; this essay emphasizes how one might add to all...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 27–63.
Published: 01 May 2016
... within queer film studies, ranging from masochism to chronophilia. He is currently researching his dissertation, which examines the history of art house cinema programming and its queer effects on spectators. © 2016 by Camera Obscura 2016 asexuality singlehood queer collectivity Figures...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 145–177.
Published: 01 December 2022
... seriously in order to be taken seriously? What do you have to make light of in order to bear it? Among a set of young filmmakers whose works have been heralded as the sign of a “new queer cinema renaissance,” Akhavan both celebrates and contests the subversive pleasures of queer life. 3 Like the films...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 5–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Shortbus queer cinema performance Figure 1. Performing permeability in Shortbus (dir. John Cameron Mitchell, US, 2006) A Permeable Practice: Shortbus and the Politics of Cinematic Collaboration Corinn Columpar There is a scene in John Cameron Mitchell’s Shortbus (US, 2006...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 111–135.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Critics Award for Best Actress for her per- formance in the film.High Art is recognized as an important film in the development of new queer cinema.6 But neither film caused much of a ripple outside the arthouse and queer cinema worlds. Cholodenko’s films are often relegated to the footnotes...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 165–171.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Andrea Fontenot Camera Obscura 2008 Andrea Fontenot is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her research is on queer modernism and contemporary queer cinema, tracing the genealogy of unintelligibility as style. She has been the managing...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 116–131.
Published: 01 December 2020
... for independent media: from colleges and universities to microcinemas and indie cinemas. After many noes, Flayr Poppins, festival director at the MIX Queer Experimental Film Festival, organized a welcoming New York screening where the audience could experience collec- tively the raw, uncensored body power...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 137–139.
Published: 01 December 2021
... Filmmaking Grant, Barbara gave a timeless permission, forging an uninterrupted intergenerational dialogue. Working with Barbara was inspiring. She was a fountain of knowledge; she had so much history—the history of experimental film, of women's avant-garde art, of queer cinema—just ready to pour out...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Techiné, François Ozon, Jacques Nolot, and Christophe Honoré, direct films in which sexuality is broadly explored across gender and sexual orientation. Exploring wide swathes of the sexual imagination has not been reserved, however, for French queer cinema. French het- erosexual narrative cinema...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 105–145.
Published: 01 May 2006
... by the success of the swell of largely independent gay films in the early 1990s that B. Ruby Rich has coined “New Queer Cinema,”11 Hollywood has begun to produce an increasing number of films that are more direct and open in their depictions of queer culture, politics, and identity.12 The Hours is a very...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149–183.
Published: 01 September 2014
... and as a unit of mon- tage. Second, I highlight lesbian traces in the film, in tandem with recent scholarly initiatives that link queer cinema studies to Deleuz- ian theory via the figure ofthe minor as a herald of nascent, collective coming-into-­ being.­ Third, I read what lesbian theorists have...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 157–165.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of Chick Flicks: Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement (Duke University Press, 1998) and New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut (Duke University Press, 2013). © 2013 by Camera Obscura 2013 B. Ruby Rich is professor of film and digital media at the University of California, Santa...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 23–55.
Published: 01 December 2004
... representation and spectatorial identification. This essay does not seek to overturn these models of authorship or those of the new queer cinema. It will examine the Copyright © 2004 by Camera Obscura Camera Obscura 57, Volume 19, Number 3 Published by Duke University Press 23 24 • Camera...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 93–121.
Published: 01 May 2016
...-garde, French and Spanish queer cinema, audience research, and transgender documentary. © 2016 by Camera Obscura 2016 video collectives Carole Roussopoulos Portapak post-1968 French activism Figure 1. Y a qu’à pas baiser! ( Just Don’t Fuck!, dir. Carole Roussopoulos, France, 1973...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 85–127.
Published: 01 May 2003
... of distribution and exhibition. The contexts pro- ducing these films involve a number of different discursive frame- works. Aesthetic contexts include American underground film, found-footage filmmaking, autobiographical film, and contem- porary queer cinema, while cultural ones include forms of AIDS mourning...