Valencia: The Movie/s




Chris and I are proud to have contributed to Michelle Tea's omnibus film based on her 2000 novel, Valencia. Headed by Michelle and producer/filmmaker Clement Hil Goldberg, the project brought together twenty-one queer filmmakers who each contributed a 5-7 minute short based on a chapter from the book. Participating filmmakers included Cheryl Dunye, Courtney Trouble, Silas Howard, Michelle Lawler, Samuel Topiary, and Cary Cronenwett.

Chris and I contributed Chapter 20 to the film. Our video uses revoiced found footage and DIY visual effects to "cast" Angelina Jolie as Michelle, reusing footage from her many iconic crypto-dyke roles of the mid-1990s: Gia, Foxfire, Girl Interrupted, and even Hackers!

The film premiered in June 2013 at Frameline 37: the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival and toured other festivals throughout 2013 and 2014. The film won the Jury Award for Best Experimental Feature at the POLARI26 festival in Austin in 2013 and the Golden Reel Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at Reeling 31: Chicago LGBT International Film Festival in 2014.