Desires & Resistances: Unearthing Trans Legacies

Tuesday, 20 November

Desires & Resistances: Unearthing Trans Legacies

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Anonymous sexual encounters, flirtations with the camera, appropriations, and the Christopher Street Pier. This program proposes alternative modes of retrieving and disseminating a trans past through an erotic gaze. Addressing an erasure of trans legacies, these works place trans sexual expression and resistances in conversation with a non-linear idea of history that is both real and fabricated, defiantly looking toward a future of pleasure, play, and beauty.

Jason Elvis Barker St. Pelagius the Penitent (UK, 1998, 13 min)

Cary Cronenwett Phineas Slipped (Los Angeles, 2002, 10 min)

Alec Butler Misadventures of Pussy Boy: First Love (Canada, 2002, 4 min)

Malic Amalya Flyhole (Oakland, 2018, 6 min)

Ho Tam Pocahontas -- Transworld Remix (Canada,1998, 4 min)

Zackary Drucker Lost Lake (2010, 9 min, digital)

Vika Kirchenbauer She Whose Blood Is Clotting In My Underwear (Berlin, 2016, 4 min)

Pol Merchan Familiar Memories (Berlin, 2016, 4 min)

Finn Paul Beside the Water, 1999-2004 (Los Angeles, 2018, 11 min)

Andre Keichian Desperado (2010, 2 min, digital)

Vicente Ugartechea Mighty Real (2018, 3 min, digital)

Tourmaline Atlantic is a Sea of Bones (2018, 8 min, digital)

Curated and hosted by guest programmer Finn Paul. Total running time: 78 minutes. All films in English or w/ English subtitles.

Bar opens @ 20:30
€5 entry

Date & Time: 

Tuesday, 20 November, 2018 - 21:30


  • bar/cafe
  • film


  • other
- €5


Cinema of the Dam'd at OT301
Overtoom 301
2nd Floor
1054HW Amsterdam


Inside the OT301 arts building, on the 2nd floor. Directly across from the Jan Pieter Heijestraat stop for tram #1.


Former squat, now legalised

Cinema of the Dam’d is a bar, cinema & gathering place, located on the 2nd floor of the OT301 arts collective which is the site of the former film academy.


  • bar/cafe / film

opening times: 

See event listings for opening times.