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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

MondoHomo films are a San Francisco treat

click to enlarge PICTURE THIS: From Curt McDowell's Loads (1980)
  • PICTURE THIS: From Curt McDowell's Loads (1980)

There's a moment near the end of Tricia's Wedding, after a bowl of punch is spiked with LSD, that the film quits being about a politically incorrect re-imagining of President Nixon's daughter's wedding, and becomes, instead, the incomprehensible document of a queer, orgiastic party. Atlanta's queer arts festival MondoHomo might not look exactly like that classic San Francisco film, but it's certainly flying the same anarchic, fun-loving flag. A sprawling, five-day celebration, MondoHomo will feature performances, dance parties, workshops, and film screenings throughout Memorial Day weekend. Film Love's Andy Ditzler curates this year's film series, Queer San Francisco 1970-1980.

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