"The Gay Left": Homosexuality in the Era of Late Socialism

Friday, Feb 3 – Mar 3, 2017 4 – 5 pm

Northwestern University
40 Arts Circle Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208

Screenings:
Friday, February 3, 7pm - WR: Mysteries of the Organism
Friday, February  10,  7pm - It Is Not the Homosexual Who Is Perverse, But the Society in Which He Lives
Friday, February 24, 7pm - Egymásra Nézve [Another Way]
Friday, March 3, 7pm - The Raspberry Reich

In an East Berlin gay bar in 1989, an old man explains his commitment to the communist party’s project of equality after World War II: “We stopped mankind’s exploitation by mankind. Now it does not matter if the person you work with is a Jew or whatever. Except gays. They were forgotten somehow.” The only official film from the German Democratic Republic dealing with homosexuality, Coming Out, by Heiner Carow, ends with these lines. This film series asks how the ideologies of communism, socialism, and capitalism address sexual minorities. Including work from both sides of the Iron Curtain, "The Gay Left" brings multiple perspectives and historical moments into conversation in order to fight against forgetting.

For more information visit: http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/view/cinema/TheGayLeft.html