Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco
Dir. James Crump, 2017, USA, 90 Minutes
Winner! Grand Jury Prize, DOC NYC
All tickets for OutCinema include screening, Q&A and open bar after-party
Transport yourself to the glamorous world of 1970s fashion, nightlife, and culture in both New York and Paris with this fascinating, intimate, and revealing documentary about a revolutionary illustrator, proudly bisexual New York icon, and couture collaborator.
ANTONIO LOPEZ 1970: SEX FASHION & DISCO is a time capsule of Paris and New York between 1969 and 1973 as viewed through the eyes of Antonio Lopez (1943-1987), the dominant fashion illustrator of the time. A native of Puerto Rico and raised in The Bronx, Antonio was a seductive arbiter of style and glamour who, beginning in the 1960s, brought elements of the urban street to a postwar fashion world desperate for change and diversity. Counted among Antonio’s discoveries—muses of the period—were iconic beauties such as Grace Jones, Jessica Lange, and Jerry Hall, as well as Warhol Superstars Donna Jordan, Jane Forth and Patti D’Arbanville.
Antonio’s inner circle was also comprised of his romantic and creative partner, Juan Ramos, makeup artist Corey Tippin, photographer Bill Cunningham, and rival designers Karl Lagerfeld and Yves Saint-Laurent. All these characters and more come together to create a vivid portrait of Antonio Lopez and the revolutionary fashion world he helped create.
Followed by a post-screening talkback with director and featured cast, moderated by fashion designer Anna Sui.
Directed by James Crump Featuring Jessica Lange, Pat Cleveland, Grace Jones, and Patti D’Arbanville
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Dir: Natalia Leite, 2018, USA
KIKI & THE MXFITS follows Chiquilla and her crew of misfit bleacher brats as they face their last year of senior high. When the crew’s BFF Kiki, a trans girl, rebels against school policy by using the girls’ bathroom, her popularity skyrockets and she becomes a legend at school. Kiki’s moment of glory inspires Chiquilla and her crew to see just how far they can get if they step off the bleachers and dare to be seen. Told in the style of a faux movie trailer, Kiki & the Mxfits takes the genre of the rowdy American teen high school comedy and spins it thru the Latinx lens.
Natalia Leite is a Brazilian writer/director. Her recent feature film, M.F.A., premiered at SXSW, where it was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize. Her feature debut, Bare, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival and was distributed by IFC and Paramount. She often deals with identity and sexuality in her work, which has been described as having “a bracing assertive style” (Variety), “emotional intelligence” (Los Angeles Times), and as “cementing the reign of highly-stylized, sexually progressive dramas” (Slate).