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Bruce & Norman Yonemoto – GARAGE SALES
February 17 8:00 pm - February 18 8:00 pm
Two nights of screenings focusing on a trio of films by the Yonemoto brothers:
Thursday, February 17th, 8:00pm:
Bruce and Norman Yonemoto, Garage Sale, 1976, 16mm transferred to digital, 85 min
Garage Sale is a campy feature centered on a story of marital upheaval between drag queen Goldie Glitters and her fair-haired husband Hero. Goldie plays an aspiring starlet of the same name, whose fantasies and expectations have been shaped by Hollywood romance films. The film follows the couple as Hero tries to regain Goldie’s love by seeking the advice of an eccentric cast of characters.
Following the film there will be a brief discussion with Bruce and HR’s managing director, John Bartle.
Friday, February 18th, 8:00pm: Homecoming, Performances, & Garage Sale II
An evening of 2 historic short videos, and work by contemporary artists.
Bruce Yonemoto, Homecoming, 1975, video, 29 minutes
Homecoming documents the 1975 Homecoming Queen election at Santa Monica City College, where Yonemoto was teaching at the time. The documentary focuses on the campaign of Goldie Glitters, and its reception by the school. Goldie was a queer artist, and former member of the San Francisco gender-bending theater group the Cockettes. When asked why they were running, Goldie said they were “trying to raise the consciousness of everybody.”
Bruce and Norman Yonemoto, Garage Sale II, 1980, video, 31 min
Featuring Fred Halsted, Branda Miller, Robbie Morel, Jerry Dreva, Mike Kelley, Tony Oursler, Joe Potts, and Camille O’Grady, Garage Sale II moves between a couple’s sexually dysfunctional relationship and a series of vignettes in which characters attempt to fulfill their desires through prosthetics, masturbation, manipulation and S&M.
The work of several younger queer artists will accompany this evening including short performances by Kim Ye, & Page Person, a bathroom installation by Badly Licked Bear, and photographs by Mark McKnight.
• Masks required at all times while inside the space