If you are in NYC go check out TOM KALIN at TheThing@The Pink Pony, Tues. Nov. 29th, 8pm
Tom Kalin is a New York-based filmmaker, writer, producer and activist, well known as a prominent figure in the New Queer Cinema. In addition to his feature films Swoon (1992) and Savage Grace (2007), Tom Kalin has also created short films and video works screened in numerous international film festivals and included in the permanent collections of Centre George Pompidou, Paris and MOMA, New York. He was a founding member of AIDS activist collective Gran Fury, known for its provocative public art projects, which received The Brendan Gill Prize in 1989 and was included in the Venice Biennial in 1991. His works traverse diverse forms and genres, taking inspiration from literary sources and addressing contemporary issues such as displacement, urban isolation, and homophobia. Tom Kalin focuses on the portrayal of gay sexuality and has done a significant work in changing the public opinion of AIDS, simultaneously expanding the definition of activist video.
Doveman is a band founded by 30-year old Thomas Bartlett. Originally from Vermont, Bartlett studied piano in London with Maria Curcio before moving to New York City to attend Columbia University. Bartlett collaborates with artists such as Glen Hansard, The National, Martha Wainwright, Antony and the Johnsons, David Byrne, Bebel Gilberto, Rufus Wainwright and Yoko Ono. Albums include With My Left Hand I Raise The Dead, Footloose, The Acrobat and The Conformist.
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