ALL THAT SHELTERING EMPTINESS

All That Sheltering Emptiness is a meditation on elevators, hotel lobbies, hundred dollar bills, the bathroom, a cab, chandeliers, cocktails, the receptionist, arousal, and other routines in the life of a New York City callboy. Gorgeously hand-processed in full 16mm glory, this film is a collaboration between Joey Carducci (Generations; Stone Welcome Mat) and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore (author of The End of San Francisco; editor of Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification and the Desire to Conform). All That Sheltering Emptiness explodes the typical narratives of desire, escape and intimacy to evoke something more honest.

Official selection by invitation International Film Festival Rotterdam.

16mm, color, optical sound, 7 minutes (2010)

UPCOMING SCREENINGS:

 

PROGRAM 2: BODIES (International Women’s Day)

Joey Carducci, Nona Faustine, Krissy Mahan, Patricia Silva, and Mila Zuo in person.

The International Women’s Day BODIES program looks at the body as a locus of cultural and political practice within contexts of violence, pleasure, and community. With still photographs that pay homage to Eadweard Muybridge, WALKING WITH FREDERICK DOUGLASS, LISPENARD ST retraces Douglass’s steps of freedom, based on a quotation that places him at the exact location of Church and Lispenard Streets. ALL THAT SHELTERING EMPTINESS is a meditation on elevators, hotel lobbies, hundred dollar bills, the bathroom, a cab, chandeliers, cocktails, the receptionist, arousal, and other routines in the life of a NYC callboy. In UNTIL JUSTICE ROLLS…, butch dyke superhero action figure Faggotgirl and her friend creatively navigate the barriers of the NYC public transportation system. In CARNAL ORIENT, a cook serves up exotic dishes to his impatient, hungry guests, as the arrival of a mysterious Asian woman reignites their insatiable appetite. Filmed within one week after the Pulse nightclub shooting, WHOLESOME FEVERS is a feminist analysis of mourning within the emotional exile of social exclusion. BLACK IS BLUE tells the story of an African American transman who is forced to confront his pre-transition past, struggling to make his outside match his inside.

Nona Faustine WALKING WITH FREDERICK DOUGLASS, LISPENARD ST. 2015, 1.5 min, digital
Joey Carducci and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore ALL THAT SHELTERING EMPTINESS 2010, 7 min, 16mm
Krissy Mahan UNTIL JUSTICE ROLLS… 2014, 3.5 min, digital
Mila Zuo CARNAL ORIENT 2015, 9 min, digital
Patricia Silva WHOLESOME FEVERS 2016, 7 min, digital
Cheryl Dunye BLACK IS BLUE 2014, 21 min, digital

Total running time: ca. 55 min.

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CANADIAN FILMMAKERS DISTRIBUTION CENTRE

CANYON CINEMA

THE FILM-MAKERS’ COOP

SELECTED PAST SCREENINGS:
New York Feminist Film Week
6:30pm Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – Joey Carducci in person!
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave
New York, NY 

MIX 25 – New York’s Queer Experimental Film Festival
THE BEST OF THE FIRST 25 YEARS…
6 pm Friday, November 16, 2012 – Joey Carducci in person!
New York, NY

Frameline
The Roxie Theatre
9:30 pm Saturday, June 26, 2010 – Followed by a discussion with Joey Carducci and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA

International Film Festival Rotterdam
January 26-February 11, 2011
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2nd Annual Sex Worker Cabaret
8 pm, Sunday, June 12, 2011
Public Assembly
70 N. 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY

7th Annual Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival
2 pm, Saturday, May 28, 2011
The Roxie Theatre
3117 16th Street
San Francisco, CA

International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
12:30 pm, Monday, May 9, 2011
Oberhausen, Germany

London BFI Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
8:30 pm, Monday, April 4, 2011
8:40 pm, Wednesday, April 6, 2011
BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road, South Bank
London SE1 8XT
United Kingdom

Migrating Forms
9:45 pm, Saturday, May 22, 2010
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue
New York, NY