Warren Sonbert/Tom Chomont Wednesday, April 25, 8:30 – 10:30 PM $7 suggested donation
Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Square South New York, NY 10012
PROGRAM Warren Sonbert: Amphetamine (with Wendy Appel), 16mm, B&W, 10 min., 1966 Divided Loyalties, 16mm, Color, 22 min., 1975-78 Honor and Obey, 16mm, Color, 21 min., 1987 Tom Chomont: Jabbok, 16mm, B&W, 3 min., 1967 Razor Head, 16mm, Color, 4 min., 1984 Slash Portrait, Video, Color, 7 min., 1994
Dirty Looks is thrilled to present the work of Warren Sonbert and Tom Chomont, two key figures in queer and underground film. From the late sixties until their untimely deaths (in 1995 and 2010, respectively) Warren Sonbert and Tom Chomont made some of the most innovative and thrilling film and video diaries around. Documenting queer experience from wild sixties drug cultures to the regressive, Reaganite years of the early AIDS crisis, these lyrical works delve into the quotidian, showcasing explicit drug use, S&M rituals, kittens at play, hardcore sexuality, and Grace Jones.