Queer|Art|Film screening of “Death Becomes Her”
June 24 | 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Queer|Art, New York City’s home for the creative and professional development of LGBTQ+ artists, is pleased to continue the Summer 2019 season of Queer|Art|Film at IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd St.) on June 24, July 8 and August 26. Curated by filmmakers Ira Sachs and Adam Baran, the season features films about (and starring) fierce, funny, and fabulous women, presented by a multigenerational lineup of queer drag icons, playwrights, and performance artists. An itinerary follows. All screenings begin at 8pm.
Raja Feather Kelly presents “Death Becomes Her”
(Robert Zemeckis, 1992)
Some people will go to any length to be young forever. Hollywood socialites Madeline Ashton (Meryl Streep) and Helen Sharp (Goldie Hawn) are lifelong rivals, competing for men, fame, and beauty. When Helen appears to have the final upper hand, Madeline will stop at nothing to change that, paying the ultimate price to do so. This wickedly funny cult classic has had an immense impact on tonight’s presenter, choreographer Raja Feather Kelly, who says, “These inexorable women, in this movie and in real life, are vessels of expression, humility, caricature, and something akin to the surreal. As a queer boy living in Barbie world, Death Becomes Her is what I wear to work.”