Chop Suey

Film/Video

Photo © Bruce Weber
Courtesy Zeitgeist Films

Chop Suey

Bruce Weber, 2001

GLBT F/V 5

<p>GLBT F/V 5 is a festival of eight films screened in three days highlighting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered themes.</p></b><p>Note:<b>A separate ticket is required for each film.</b>Some films contain adult material.</p><p>Presented in association with<b>Ohio State's Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Student Services.</b>Thanks to Brett Beemyn, Coordinator, for his help with this series.</p>

Fri, Apr 26, 2002 7 PM

"Sheds a fascinating light on the creative process of an influential, but famously elusive, artist."--Rene Rodriguez, The Miami Herald

A dynamic force in portrait and fashion photography for over two decades, Bruce Weber is probably best-known for the images he provides to A&F Quarterly. But he's also a remarkably accomplished documentary filmmaker, and with Chop Suey he invites viewers into his life.

The film is centered around Peter Johnson, a hunky young wrestler transformed by Weber's photos into a homoerotic icon. Interwoven with that story are tales of other characters Weber admires, from Robert Mitchum and Diana Vreeland to such less-known figures as jazz legend Frances Faye and desert explorer Sir Wilfred Thesiger. Like the mix of ingredients suggested by the title, it's a free-form collage of images and obsessions. (98 mins.)

Viewing Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

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Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

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