The UCLA Film & Television Archive, Outfest, and Indiecollect Present Pioneers of Queer Cinema

Thirty-three LGBTQ+ films were showcased from February 18 to March 28 during Pioneers of Queer Cinema, a series created to shed light on films either made by LGBTQ+ filmmakers or that document queer life. Presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive in partnership with Outfest and IndieCollect, Pioneers marked a return to the big screen at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum and with it, a full slate of engaging panel discussions and interviews with filmmakers, directors, actors and others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director Gus Van Sant introduces his film Mala Noche.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film programmer Paul Malcolm and senior studio projectionist Jim Smith give a tour of the projection room to UCLA students in Media Archival Studies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paris is Burning film participant Sol Williams, director Jennie Livingston, film participant Freddie Pendavis, and production manager Natalie Hill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screening of Wendell B. Harris Jr.’s Chameleon Street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audience enjoys the return to in- person screenings at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audience enjoys the return to in- person screenings at the Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum.