Early Monthly Segments

#23 = 12/16/10 = Will Munro Memorial Fundraiser

Will Munro

Genet, Hammer, Tartaglia, Cole/Dale, Chomont and special surprises!
A fundraiser for the Will Munro fund for queer + trans people with cancer

Early Monthly Segments is paying tribute to Will Munro, Toronto’s catalyst of queer and underground cultures who died this past May after living two years with cancer. With a keen eye focused on her/histories of queer cultures, Will loved sharing music, film + art through his multitude of interests and non-stop energy, including his own artistic practices, many dance nights and co-ownership of restaurant/club The Beaver. Will is dearly missed.

We will be sharing a program of some of Will’s favourite films including Jean Genet’s seminal Un Chant d’amour (he named his legendary Vaseline club night after Genet’s “The Thief’s Journal”) as well as the rarely screened Ecce Homo by Jerry Tartaglia which uses Genet’s film to explore the criminalization of gay sexuality at the height of AIDS hysteria. Two films by Tom Chomont (who sadly also passed away this summer) selected by EMS compliment Will’s favourites and present lush superimposed scenes of lusty exploration.

Un Chant d’amour, Jean Genet, 1950, 16mm, France, 26 minutes, silent, B&W
Ecce Homo, Jerry Tartaglia, 1991, 16mm, USA, 7 minutes, colour
Dyketactics, Barbara Hammer, 1974, 16mm, USA, 4 minutes, colour
Minimum Charge, No Cover, Janis Cole/Holly Dale, 1976, 16mm, Canada, 11 min, colour
Oblivion, Tom Chomont, 1969, 16mm, USA, 6 minutes, silent
Razorhead, Tom Chomont, 1981, 16mm, USA, 4 minutes, silent


@ Gladstone Hotel, Art Bar | 1214 Queen St West
Thursday December 16, 2010 | 7:30pm, $5-10 suggested donation
All proceeds donated to the Will Munro Fund for Queer + Trans people with cancer

Ecco Homo

Un Chant d’amour

Minimum Cover No Charge


Thanks to CFMDC + Lightcone + the Gladstone Hotel.