“The Bars Are Ours: The Culture of Gay Bars in the U.S. Since Stonewall” – Lucas Hilderbrand – Nov. 23 (6:30pm)

Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality, Mediaqueer.ca and les Archives gaies du Québec present:

Lucas Hilderbrand (Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies, UC Irvine)
Nov. 23, 2017 (6:30pm – will being promptly!)
Stock Bar – 1171 St. Catherine St. E. Montreal, Qc H2L 2G8

From Chicago to Kansas City, from New York City to Atlanta, Lucas Hilderbrand will lecture on the complex post-1969 history of gay bars in the United States. Giving Montreal audiences a peek at his forthcoming book The Bars Are Ours: The Culture of Gay Bars in the U.S. Since Stonewall, he will cover a wide array of topics, including: sex laws, leather and drag scenes, the AIDS epidemic, and coalitional politics.

Lucas Hilderbrand (PhD Cinema Studies, NYU) teaches film & media, visual & queer studies at University of California Irvine. Author of the acclaimed book Inherent Vice (2009) and the Queer Film Classics monograph Paris is Burning (2013), he has written on the pleasures & politics of video bootlegging, the mediations of queer memory, & the ambiguities of experimental documentary.

More information here.

Contact: Ferrin Evans, ferrin.scott@gmail.com