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After Stonewall: Queer Films Made at the Wex


A collage of stills from the films featured in After Stonewall

While originally planned in conversation with the Columbus Museum of Art’s exhibition Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989 (postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic), we’re excited to present this selection of Wex-supported, LGBTQ-themed films during Pride month.

This June marks the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march in New York on June 28, 1970—one year after the Stonewall Uprising. Featuring work postproduced during the early days of center’s Film/Video Studio, After Stonewall is free for all to enjoy June 19 through July 9.

Program lineup

A collage of photographs from the Columbus AIDS Task Force

A Decade of Caring: A Video Scrapbook 1984–1994
(David Hoover, Michael Reese, and David St. Clair, 1994)

This short documentary looks at the growth of the Columbus AIDS Task Force (now Equitas Health) and its community impact during the AIDS crisis. (12 mins., digital video)

A extreme close-up of a persons face from Greetings Out Here

Greetings from Out Here
(Ellen Spiro, 1993)

Spiro's sometimes poignant, often hilarious film takes us a tour of gay life through the backroads of the American South with dog Sam in tow. (60 mins., digital video)

A woman speaks to the viewer in Tom Kalin's Nation

(Tom Kalin, 1992)

Kalin's compelling short reminds us that "our bodies, like land, have been shaped by history into zones to be charted, conquered, divided, or made whole." (Video Data Bank). (1 min., digital video)

A group of women hold up a fabric banner that reads "Asian lesbians of the East Coast breathing the fire of resistance"

Not Just Passing Through
(Catherine Gund, Polly Thistlethwaite, Dolores Pérez, and Jean Carlomusto, 1994)

This four-part documentary examines lesbian history during the late 1980s and early 90s. (60 mins., digital video).

Eric Farr appears to put his arm around Rock Hudson in a vintage film still

Rock Hudson’s Home Movies
(Mark Rappaport, 1992)

Mining the star’s career to reveal onscreen clues about his offscreen sexuality, Mark Rappaport’s groundbreaking documentary features actor Eric Farr portraying (and appearing alongside) Hudson, one of the first celebrities to die during the AIDS epidemic. (63 mins., digital video)


More about the exhibition
Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989

More about Mark Rappaport
• From the Journals of Jean Seberg on demand at Vimeo
• DVDs at Re:Voir

All images courtesy of the filmmakers

Rock Hudson’s Home Movies screens courtesy of Re:Voir Video, publisher of experimental film on DVD and VOD.

Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
American Electric Power Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Nationwide Foundation

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Kaufman Development
Cardinal Health Foundation


Past Film/Video

After Stonewall: Queer Films Made at the Wex