A Song of Love (Un Chant d’amour)
Directed by Jean Genet
In this rarely seen, uncensored version (to be screened from a brand new 35mm print), the iconic French author created a tale of sexual longing between two prisoners in his only foray into film. Banned in France after its initial release, the film has developed a cult following on the underground circuit and served as an inspiration for a section of Todd Haynes’ Poison. 1950, France, BW, 35mm, in French with English intertitles, 25 minutes.
Jean Genet in Chicago
Directed by Frêdêric Moffet
On a journey where he encounters Yippies and Black Panthers, Allen Ginsberg, and the Chicago Police Department, Frêdêric Moffet addresses the frustration of aligning political and sexual desire through a queer rewriting of the events surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago—from the perspective of Jean Genet. 2006, U.S., color, video, 26 minutes.