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Queer|Art|Film screening of “Thank God It’s Friday”
July 8 | 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.
Christian John Wikane presents “Thank God It’s Friday”
(Robert Klane, 1978)
It’s Friday night, 1978, and a crowd of cool cats are headed to LA’s hottest disco looking for love, lust, drugs, and dancing! Most famous among them is Donna Summer, who plays an aspiring singer trying to convince the disco’s DJ to let her perform her new song “Last Dance” (which quickly became Summer’s biggest hit). Tonight’s guest presenter, music journalist and essayist Christian John Wikane, is a veritable scholar of disco and an expert on all things related to tonight’s film. Wikane will be organizing a panel with some of disco’s biggest aficionados to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Last Dance” winning an Oscar, Grammy, and cementing itself as a timeless anthem of the disco genre.