Criminal Queers

2015, 63 minutes (with Eric Stanley)

Criminal Queers visualizes a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex and toward a world without walls. Remembering that prison breaks are both a theoretical and material practice of freedom, this film imagines what spaces might be opened up if crowbars, wigs, and metal files become tools for transformation. Follow Yoshi, Joy, Susan and Lucy as they fiercely read everything from the Human Rights Campaign and hate crimes legislation to the non-profitization of social movements. Criminal Queers grows our collective liberation by working to abolish the multiple ways our hearts, genders, and desires are confined.

Selected Screenings:
University of Milawaukee, October 2009 Milwaukee, WI
Concordia, November 2009 - Montréal, Canada
University of Ottawa, November 2009 - Ottawa, Canada
University of Maryland- College Park, April 2010 College Park, MD
University of Washington- Seattle, May 2010 Seattle, WA
UC Santa Barbara, May 2010 Santa Barbara, CA
Palais de Tokyo, June 2010 Paris, France
University of California Santa Cruz, February 2011 Santa Cruz, CA
Northwestern University, March 2011 Evanston, IL
University of Pennsylvania, March 2011 Philadelphia, PA
Wesleyan University, April 2011 Middletown, CT
Columbia College, March 2012 Chicago, IL
San Francisco Art Institute, May 2012 San Francisco, CA
New Museum, June 2012 NYC, NY
Photo & Audio Documentation 
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, October 2012 La Crosse, WI
University of Wisconsin – Madison, October 2012 Madison, WI
Swarthmore College, October 2012 Swarthmore, PA
Rutgers University, October 2012 New Brunswick, NJ
NYU, October 2012 New York, NYC
Harvard University, April 2013 Cambridge, MA
West Chester University, April 2013 West Chester, PA
Outfest Film Festival, July 2013 Los Angeles, CA.