This three-day international conference honors Trash films and the activities surrounding them. Conference on the University of California, Berkeley, Campus.
Films at the Pacific Film Archive.
Friday, May 17: Screening of films by George Kuchar and Herschell Gordon Lewis.
Saturday, May 18: Conference and Film Festival
"NY Trash" with Joan Hawkins (Indiana University at Bloomington), Ara Osterweil (University of California at Berkeley), and Dan Leopard (University of Southern California).
"Sexploitation + Beyond" with Melissa MacDonald (McMaster University, Canada), Verena Mund (Feminale e.V., International Women's Film Festival, Koeln, Germany), and Joe A. Thomas (Clarion University of Pennsylvania).
"Monstrous Sex" with Xavier Mendik (Cult Film Archive, University College Northampton, UK), Tamao Nakahara (University of California at Berkeley), and Steven Schneider (New York University).
Keynote Address: Eric Schaefer (Emerson College)
"Sexploitation, Storefronts, and Sixteen: The Practice of Trash Historiography"
Evening films: Agony of Love (1966) William Rotsler, introduced by Eric Schaefer, and The Student Nurses (1970) introduced by the director, Stephanie Rothman, in person.
Sunday, May 19: Conference and Film Festival
"Guns, Wheels, & The Law" with Harry M. Benshoff (University of North Texas), Bill Osgerby (University of North London and University of Leicester), and Timothy Campbell (Cornell University).
"Distribution, Exhibition, & Reception" with Ernest Mathijs (University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK), Jon Kraszewski (Indiana University at Bloomington), Amy Abugo Ongiri (University of California at Riverside), and Kevin J. Heffernan (Southern Methodist University).
"Collector's Panel" with Xavier Mendik, Ernest Mathijs, and Elliot Lavine (Programmer of the Roxie Cinema, San Francisco).
"Response Session" with Eric Schaefer, Xavier Mendik, Linda Williams (University of California at Berkeley), Steven Schneider, and Tamao Nakahara.
Evening film: Welcome Home, Brother Charles (1975) Jamaa Fanaka
The conference is free and open to the public. For film tickets, please call the box office. For more information or special access needs, please call in advance.
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