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New Queer Cinema: The Director's Cut

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B. Ruby Rich designated a brand new genre, the New Queer Cinema (NQC), in her groundbreaking article in the Village Voice in 1992. This movement in film and video was intensely political and aesthetically innovative, made possible by the debut of the camcorder, and driven initially by outrage over the unchecked spread of AIDS. The genre has grown to include an entire gener ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published March 26th 2013 by Duke University Press Books (first published January 1st 2013)
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Wonderful analysis and collective reflection on a number of GLBTQ films in a collection of essays by B. Ruby Rich. This was a particularly eye opening read for me because, even with being passionate about film in multiple dimensions, I wasn't aware of the extensive history of queer film, nor did I know about the movement known as NQC, or New Queer Cinema as the author terms it. There are many facets to this particular guide, discussing the chronological history of the movement as well as social ...more
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This was a fascinating and insightful look into a genre of the cinema I was not overly familiar with. I know the more mainstream works but it was great learning about the indie side of things. I am going to pass this along top a friend whop really loves the genre! Fantastic book for a film fan!!
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Compilation of intelligent, thought-provoking essays by film essayiist and critic which place the new queer cinema movement in cultural/historical context. One wold definitedly search out the films outlined. Includes a interesting section about queering new Latin American Cinema.
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B. Ruby Rich is Professor of Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has written for scores of publications, from Signs, GLQ, Film Quarterly, and Cinema Journal to the New York Times, the Village Voice, the Nation, and the Guardian (UK). She has served as juror and curator for the Sundance and Toronto International Film Festivals and for major festivals in Germany, ...more
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