New York, New York, Feb. 17, 2010
Join us Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 7PM at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue at 34th Street (Room C198), for the screening of JUGGLING GENDER by Tami Gold (Hunter College professor) and the NEW video STILL JUGGLING. Special guest performance by Jennifer Miller!
This evening promises to be a fun and enriching experience and will include the screening of the classic documentary and new video, a live juggling performance by Jennifer Miller, and exciting discussion about the construction of gender & much more.
Event is free and open to the public.
Chance to win FREE DVDs of the newly remastered Juggling Gender and Still Juggling.
This event will tackle gender and bring to the table dialogue about how a break in the rigid gender binary that presently pervades our culture is so critical during this historic time of change.
As film critic Manohla Dargis writes:
“JUGGLING GENDER is a remarkable video about Jennifer Miller, a performance artist who just happens to have a beard. Rotating masculinity and femininity the way some folk change shoes, Miller confronts gender every time she hits the streets.”
STILL JUGGLING is a new video with Jennifer Miller fifteen years following the making of JUGGLING GENDER, where she discusses family and religion, gender and the beard, the side show- then and now, life as an artist, and Circus Amok.
JUGGLING GENDER: Politics, Sex and identity is a loving portrait of Jennifer Miller, a lesbian performer who lives her life with a full beard. Miller works as a performance artist, circus director, clown and as the “bearded lady” in one of the only remaining sideshows in America. In public she is often mistaken for a man, an experience she handles with the wit and intelligence that characterize her stage performances. JUGGLING GENDER explores the fluidity of gender and raises important questions about the construction of sexual and gender identity.