Past

Fire, Wildness

(Deepa Mehta, 1996)
(Wu Tsang, 2012)

The first installment in Deepa Mehta’s “Elements Trilogy,” Fire follows Sita and Radha, two women who are unhappily married to a pair of brothers and business partners. As they emotionally gravitate to one another, the women form a “forbidden” love that threatens to pull their extended family apart. One of the first mainstream Indian films to depict a lesbian relationship, Fire was received with both fervent praise and protests. (108 mins., 35mm)

Wildness documents the dynamic that evolves when a group of young, queer artists of color begin holding a performance night at Silver Platter, a Los Angeles LGBT bar that’s catered to Latino immigrants since 1963. A tribute to community, creativity, and dignity, Wildness received postproduction support from the Wexner Center’s Film/Video Studio Program. (74 mins., HD video)

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

 

SUPPORT FOR DON’T CALL ME HONEY

Susan Tomasky and Ron Ungvarsky

Beth Crane and Richard McKee

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Fire, Wildness