Revolutionary Girl Utena: Adolescence Apocalypse

Revolutionary Girl Utena: Adolescence Apocalypse

Kunihiko Ikuhara, Revolutionary Girl Utena: Adolescence Apocalypse (still), 1999.

Queer|Art presents
Revolutionary Girl Utena: Adolescence Apocalypse

Free admission

June 24, 2022, 8pm
172 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

On Friday, June 24 at 8pm, Queer|Art teams up with e-flux Screenig Room to present the 1999 queer cult favorite Revolutionary Girl Utena: Adolescence Apocalypse. The film, directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara and written by Yōji Enokido, is heralded as a lesbian anime classic. Protagonist Utena Tenjou, is a sharp-witted high school tomboy dueling prospective suitors of the Rose Bride. Those who betroth this eclectic new student amass the “power to revolutionize the world.” In the film, bubble-gum kitsch and camp color dark personal traumas. For Utena and the Rose Bride, their illicit love affair is a weapon that threatens patriarchal convention in the wake of gender-based violence. 

After the film, join curators Daniella Brito and Dillon Rose Gardener for a discussion with Ducky Bruce Dean and Henry Rodriguez, who will reflect on the intersections of queerness, camp, and anime.

This program is curated by Daniella Brito and Dillon Rose Gardner.

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Animation & Cartoons, Queer Art & Theory
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