Double Witness | 'Love and Death in Montmartre' Film Screening
As part of the public program of the Double Witness exhibition, join us for a film screening of Love and Death in Montmartre (蒙馬特之愛與死, Evans Chan, 2019, 110 mins) with an introduction from curator Ari Heinrich.
Acclaimed filmmaker Evans Chan’s evocative documentary is a tribute to the life, work, love and death of Qiu Miaojin 邱妙津, the iconic, openly lesbian young writer and artist from Taiwan who took her own life in Paris in 1995. Weaving performance, interviews (including with her teacher Hélène Cixous and American poet Eileen Myles), and footage of Qiu’s short films, Chan’s deeply researched, and beautifully composed film places the self-exiled pioneer queer writer’s legacy in relation to Sinophone women literature as well as Taiwan’s gay rights movement that eventually led to the same-sex marriage law, the first in Asia, in Taiwan in 2019.
See more information about the Double Witness exhibition here.
Dates & timesThursday, 11 May 2023 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Seminar Rooms, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU