Uzi comments about life and art including his own early work with legendary film maker and performance artist Jack Smith, Loisaida legend Carmelita Tropicana and his Live Film collaborations with Ela Troyano. ...and now The Uzi Way includes original Easy Uzi recipes.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
QUEER LOVE: The Homovies will be screening in Berlin Friday 10/19 at Moviemento 2:15 pm and Saturday 10/20 at 10:15 pm
UZI PARNES: QUEER LOVE – THE HOMOVIES, 1978 – 2010
Israeli-born Uzi Parnes is a prolific member of the New York Underground Scene. As a filmmaker, performer, photographer and club founder he shaped and influenced queer art practice in the US-American metropolis since the 1970s.
Uzi Parnes, USA 1978/1983, 8 min, English OV
In 1978, Uzi Parnes started taking photos of the piers – primarily slides for use in his slide shows. These included both classic shots documenting the architecture and fantasy shots where he would shoot a roll of film at the piers and then superimpose other images on this first layer by running the slide film through the camera more than once.
QUEER LOVE POEM
Uzi Parnes, USA 1991, 10 min, English OV
A portrait of the boy who got away.
SEVEN DAYS WITH THE SAME DICK (GINGER ViTAS, PART 1)
Uzi Parnes, Ty Ginger, USA 1992, 17 min, English OV
The film captures the first throes of lust and desire that characterize the primary stages of hooking up with the filmmaker’s Israeli boyfriend Ty.
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
Uzi Parnes, USA 1994, 5 min, English OV
A coming out story. After visiting the filmmaker for Passover, his mother called and asked if he is laying down with that Israeli man.
BATTERER (GINGER VITAS, PART 3)
Uzi Parnes, USA 1995, 28 min, English OV
mit: Rosa von Praunheim, Uzi Parnes, Sweetie, Carmelita Tropicana, Lou Maletta, Slave Dale, Tom Murrin, Jason Reeves, Don Boyle, Darrell Perry, Ela Troyano
On June 20, 1994 the filmmaker strangled his domestic partner – Ty Ginger. "Batterer" is a fictional exploration of what might have happened had he not released his hold once Ty stopped struggling. It explores the motivation behind this act of violence, but as a surreal black comedy.
Uzi Parnes, USA 2010, 23 min, English OV
A dark, multi-layered portrait of Parnes’ parents and their reaction to their son’s queer identity as his father slowly dies.