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Join us for a screening to say farewell to Kweerblam! - A Queer Zine Art Show, which closes on Sunday, April 16.
This screening will feature films and videos by REB of a political, spiritual, sexual, and personal nature. Much of the work was originally shot on super-8 film. The film program will run approx 45 mins.
Subversive adult content.
Journalist and activist REB (Richard E. Bump) is creator of the Rhode Island-based zine and zine-distro Fanorama (also known as Fanorama Society and Fanorama Cabal), dubbed "the Grandaddy of Queerzines." First published in 1992, Fanorama emerged as part of the queercore movement. Initially a punk-edged collage of gay porn and commentary, REB soon added a strong anti-assimilationist political voice to the mix, and began to generate controversy, particularly as Fanorama addressed racism and sexism in the gay mainstream establishment. Over the course of its publication, Fanorama ran interviews and photo essays with such queer counterculture heroes as comic book artist Robert Kirby, punk rockers Pansy Division, filmmaker and zine editor Scott Treleaven, and Tommy Ace of the controversial AIDS humor zine, Diseased Pariah News.
The film division of Fanorama has included REB's documentary Queer Rage (chronicling events leading up to and coming out of a riot at the RI State House) and art films Nocturne In E Flat, Jerk Off '94, Waltz of the Flowers, and 13 Boys. Shot mostly on Super-8 film or video, they have been screened at queer indie film festivals across the United States and Canada.
In October 2008, Fanorama was featured in a comprehensive retrospective of queer zines at The NY Art Book Fair held at Phillips de Pury & Company. REB is currently working on an anniversary issue of Fanorama featuring original photography.
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