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Valencia, a experimental film adaptation of Michelle Tea‘s novel (of the same title) by Hilary Goldberg is premiering on Friday, June 21, at 9 p.m. at the International LGBT Film Festival in San Francisco. Tickets are available online. To develop a film that captured, in Goldberg’s words, “the colors, sounds, and textures of the 90s–riot grrrl and grunge, ACT-UP, ‘zines, and Lesbian Avengers,” she created one chapter as a short film and invited 19 other media artists to adapt the other chapters. Seventeen of the 20 short films have been compiled into the finished movie. Also collaborating are visual artist Amanda Verwey, musician Rocco Kayiatos, and RADAR Productions.
On Thursday, June 27, 8-10 p.m., writer Kirk Read, author of How I Learned to Snap, brings the group reading/performance “Biggest Quake East Bay” to Subterranean Arthouse in downtown Berkeley. Read writes: “This will be a show of ideas and thoughts about the AIDS epidemic, many of which have not been shared in public before. Challenging, thought-provoking. Not a bummer. Magic and community building.” Originally presented as a series of free events in San Francisco in 2012, “Biggest Quake” was developed through workshops, led by Read in collaboration with eight other writers, Magnet,and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.