Bruce La Bruce
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Bruce(x)ploitation! – An Artist Talk with Bruce LaBruce

November 24, 2011 – 8pm to 9:30pm

On Thursday, November 24 at 8pm, Plug In ICA will host a talk by the distinguished filmmaker Bruce LaBruce.

Bruce LaBruce is a Toronto based filmmaker, writer, director, photographer, and artist. He began his career in the mid eighties making a series of short experimental super 8 films and co-editing a punk fanzine called J.D.s, which begat the queercore movement. He has directed and starred in three feature length movies, “No Skin Off My Ass” (1991), “Super 8 1/2” (1994), and “Hustler White” (1996). More recently he has directed two art/porn features, “Skin Flick” (2000)(hardcore version: “Skin Gang”) and “The Raspberry Reich” (2004)(hardcore version: “The Revolution Is My Boyfriend”), and the independent feature “Otto; or, Up with Dead People” (2008). After premiering at Sundance and Berlin, “The Raspberry Reich” took off on the international film festival circuit, playing at over 150 festivals, including the Istanbul, Guadalajara, and Rio de Janeiro International Film Festivals. He was also honoured with retrospectives at the end of ’05 at the Madrid and Hong Kong Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals. “Otto; or, Up with Dead People” also debuted at Sundance and Berlin and played at over 150 film festivals, culminating in a screening at MoMA in New York City in November of 2008. His new film, L.A. Zombie, starring French star Francois Sagat, premiered in competition at the Locarno International Film Festival in August, 2010. It had it’s French premier at the L’Etrange Film Festival in Paris and its North American premier at the Toronto International Film Festival in Septemer, 2010, followed be screenings at the Vancouver and Atlantic International Film Festivals, Raindance, Sitges, the 2Morrow Film Festival in Moscow, the Molodist Film Festival in Kiev, and dozens of others. The hardcore version, L.A. Zombie Hardcore, was released at Halloween, 2010.

This event is free and all are welcome.

This event is co-sponsored with the Institute for the Humanities (UMIH); Film Worlds Research Cluster and the Literary Reading Series, Department of English, Film, and Theatre, University of Manitoba.