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The department of Film/Video is pleased to welcome Jenni Olson to the MassArt Ciné Culture Screening Series.


Olson will screen The Royal Road (2015, 65 min,  575 Castro Street (2008, 7 min), and The Blue Diary (1998, 6 min.) for the MACC audience asynchronously, and will join us via Zoom on Tuesday, October 13 at 7pm for a post-screening discussion and Q&A.


.“A cinematic essay in defense of remembering, The Royal Road offers up a primer on Junipero Serra's Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on nostalgia, the pursuit of unavailable women, butch identity and Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.”



One of the world’s leading experts on LGBT cinema history, Jenni Olson is an independent filmmaker and writer based in Berkeley, California. Her work as an experimental filmmaker and her expansive personal collection of LGBTQ film prints and memorabilia has recently been acquired by the Harvard Film Archive. Her reflection on the last 30 years of LGBT film history, in The Oxford Handbook of Queer Cinema, is forthcoming in 2021. Jenni’s work as a film historian includes The Queer Movie Poster Book (Chronicle Books, 2005) and her film criticism has appeared in numerous publications including Filmmaker Magazine, The Advocate and Logo TV’s NewNowNext. Jenni is a former co-director of the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, the oldest and largest queer film festival on the planet. She holds a BA in Film Studies from the University of Minnesota and is currently an independent consultant in marketing and digital film distribution. A 2018 MacDowell Fellow, Jenni is now in development on her third feature-length essay film, The Quiet World and an essayistic memoir of the same name.


MassArt students, faculty, and staff can view the film via Kanopy.


Please register via Eventbrite and MassArt Ciné Culture will be in touch soon via email with links and details!


*Registration closes at 5pm on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

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