Sawyer Lahr on Queer Cinema

Zoé Héran stars in Céline Sciamma’s Tomboy. Courtesy of Eiff Press.

Few film sites have a title as tuneful (or appropriate) as Chicago film critic Sawyer Lahr’s GoOverTheRainbow.com, a self-dubbed “start-up online arts & entertainment periodical for the review of LGBTQIA and queer-themed works of art by artists of all sexual orientations.” In this podcast, Lahr discusses the modern queer cinema scene and provides his own provocative definition for the term “queer.” We also highlight a variety of titles and filmmakers, including three extraordinary films from 2011, all made by female directors: Dee Rees’s “Pariah,” Maryam Keshavarz’s “Circumstance” and Céline Sciamma’s “Tomboy,” which topped my list of last year’s most overlooked films.

The program was produced at Columbia College Chicago. Technical producers were David Pierczynski and Rebecca Nystedt. An Indie Outlook Production.

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