Saturday, March 7, 2009

Arsenal Presents: Queer Film Classics!

VANCOUVER, Canada (Observer Update) - Arsenal Pulp Press is pleased to introduce Queer Film Classics, a new series of books on classics of LGBT cinema from around the world written by leading LGBT film writers and scholars. Under the new imprint, edited by award-winning Arsenal authors Thomas Waugh (Out/Lines, Lust Unearthed) and Matthew Hays (The View from Here), there will be three new titles per year, beginning in the fall of 2009 with books on Paul Morrissey's Trash, Pedro Almodovar's Law of Desire, and Bill Condon's Gods and Monsters.

The series is edited by two of Canada’s leading queer film critics, Thomas Waugh and Matthew Hays, both Arsenal Pulp authors and affiliated with Concordia University in Montreal. “We’re elated with the amazing quality of the contributors and the fascinating variety of the films which will be part of the series,” Hays says. “I know this will make a terrific contribution not only to the burgeoning field of queer film studies but also to moving images culture as a whole.”

Waugh adds: “There’s something stirring about this project that brings together several generations of queer artists and writers—and onscreen characters!—in this extended trans-historical, trans-identity family. Some of my favorite films of all time are in the lineup and are going to find a new audience through this initiative. I’m glad we’re able to include documentary and experimental films as well as mainstream features, since they have played key roles in the growth of our cultures and communities.”

Read more about this endeavor here.

QFC Press Release

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