Filmmaker Ira Sachs and Butt magazine contributing editor Adam Baran will curate the series that invites artists from the LGBT community to discuss their favorite films and their connection to the work of earlier generations of gay artists.
John Kelly (Paved Paradise Redux: The Art of Joni Mitchell) will introduce the Jean Cocteau film "Blood of a Poet" on June 4, while Matt Wolf will host a screening of Derek Jarman's final film, "Blue," on June 11.
Documentary filmmaker Jennie Livingston ("Paris Is Burning") has selected Federico Fellini's iconic film "8 ½," known to theatre lovers as the inspiration for the Maury Yeston musical Nine, which will be shown June 18; and Kiki & Herb's Kenny Mellman will host an evening of "cut" gay and lesbian film content that is not readily available on June 25.
Tony-nominated Well playwright Lisa Kron will offer a screening of Elia Kazan's 1945 film adaptation of Betty Smith's "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" on July 3, Thomas Allen Harris will share Marlon Riggs' "Tongues Untied" on July 16, and author Sarah Schulman will present a screening of "Je, Tu, Il, Elle" on July 30.
92YTribeca will also host a sing-along screening of John Cameron Mitchell's "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" on June 13, and directors PJ Raval and Jay Hodges will screen their film "Trinidad," which focuses on Colorado's "sex change capital of the world," on June 27. For tickets and further information visit 92YTribeca.
The 92YTribeca is located at 200 Hudson Street in Manhattan.