WOMEN IN FILM PLAYS IN THE GRAY
Women in Film & Video New England (WIFVNE) programs its popular Chicks Make Flicks film series this month with WIFVNE Kaitlin Meelia’s PLAY IN THE GRAY on Monday OCTOBER 25TH at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus at 7:00 p.m.
An intimate look at identity, sexuality, love, and performance art, PLAY IN THE GRAY shakes the foundation of gender stereotypes by exploring the work and personal lives of Boston drag-based theatre troupe, All The Kings Men (ATKM). The film premiered in April at the Atlanta Film Festival, followed by screenings in Virginia, Colorado, Texas, England, Cambodia, and several packed local screenings including a sold-out show during the Boston LGBT film festival. It continues to screen in festivals and at colleges around the country.
First time Director Kaitlin Meelia set out to tell a story about gender and sexuality. She saw a local ATKM performance and felt their work expressed the spectrum of gender possibilities, not to mention their comedic approach. Over several years she documented the emergence of the troupe as their popularity pushed them from bars to theaters, and now international gigs.
The screening is free and open to the public. It will take place on the MIT campus, 77 Massachusetts Avenue Room 6-120 Cambridge, MA. Space is limited so please RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the film visit: www.playinthegray.com.
The WIFVNE Chicks Make Flicks series is sponsored by The MIT Program in Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS). WGS continues to build on its success as an interdisciplinary undergraduate program and to provide a framework and community for scholarly inquiry focusing on women and gender. Exploring gender cross-culturally, historically, and artistically with respect to other identity categories such as race, nation, sexuality, religion, and class, WGS subjects are designed to help MIT students better understand various constructions of knowledge and value and realize the range of personal and intellectual discoveries made possible by using gender as a category of analysis.
Founded in 1981, WIFVNE promotes the participation, education, and representation of women in the film, video, and media industry in New England. The non-profit organization is a member of the umbrella group Women in Film & Television International, a global network with over 38 chapters and more than 10,000 members.
Program funding is made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and our sponsor at MIT. For more information about Women in Film & Video New England, go to www.wifvne.org.