Premiere: Rraine Hanson, Mooncake

Premiere: Rraine Hanson, Mooncake

Queer|Art presents
Premiere: Rraine Hanson, Mooncake
Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker

Admission starts at $5

September 20, 2022, 7pm
172 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Join us at e-flux Screening Room on Tuesday, September 20, at 7pm for the world premiere of Rraine Hanson’s Mooncake (2022, 11 minutes), presented by Queer|Art. Hanson was the 2020 winner of Queer|Art’s Barbara Hammer Grant for Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking. The annual grant was founded by pioneering lesbian-feminist filmmaker Barbara Hammer to recognize self-identified lesbians for making visionary moving-image art. Hanson completed Mooncake, an experimental, docu-fictional meditation on gender identity, with support from the grant. 

Weaving together a collage of cinematic strategies and aesthetics, Hanson’s work speaks to a textured history of DIY queer filmmaking. The filmmaker often embeds poetry, analog photography, and autofiction to craft intimate queer narratives. Hanson’s latest work is a whimsical exploration of childhood memory. The  film revisits an anonymous protagonist’s interior thoughts, invoking the tender dreams that once trailed their conscience. Ultimately, in this enchanting rendering of juvenile queerness, Hanson invites viewers to dive into those foundational, internal moments that inform selfhood. What can we learn from our formative fascinations? Where in our mind do they live? How do they re-emerge? 

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and Queer|Art curator Daniella Brito.  

–Two flights of stairs lead up to the building’s front entrance at 172 Classon Avenue.     
–For elevator access, please RSVP to The building has a freight elevator which leads into the e-flux office space. Entrance to the elevator is nearest to 180 Classon Ave (a garage door). We have a ramp for the steps within the space.    
–e-flux has an ADA-compliant bathroom. There are no steps between the Screening Room and this bathroom.

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Documentary, Fiction, Queer Art & Theory, Childhood & Youth, Memory

Rraine Hanson (they/them) is a queer Jamaican filmmaker, most interested in utilizing design and mixed media to tell stories centering the experiences and imaginations of queer and trans people of color. When they’re not obsessing over new ways to experiment with their own storytelling, they work in television, helping art departments build all kinds of different worlds. The hands-on crafting experience informs the methodology behind all their personal creative endeavors, both written and visual.

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