Media Arts Program
 


Friday, June 19, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

$7 general, $5 students/seniors, $4 members

WAYS IN BEING GAY : WAYS IN/BETWEEN GENDER presents:

Jody Laine, Shan Ottey, Shad Reinstein

Mom's Apple Pie

As the LGBT Civil Rights movement was gaining momentum, the 1970s witnessed horrific custody battles for lesbian mothers. The documentary revisits these tumultuous years, through the stories of five mothers and their children, and reveals the trauma of separation faced by these families at the hands of courts. "Being raised by homosexuals was in no way damaging to my psyche or childhood experience," Devin Glaser, son of Jean Kasota, has commented to the Seattle Gay News. "What ultimately proved to be traumatic was the legal system's blatant and unwelcome intervention into our family life, deciding for us what and who constitutes good parents." Rich with archival materials, the film also features interviews with members of the Lesbian Rights Project and the Lesbian Mothers' National Defense Fund who recount their collective struggles. Featuring music by iconic lesbian musicians Margie Adam, Alix Dobkin, Mary Watkins and Cris Williamson.

 
 
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David Schirm
All The Glad Variety


Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...