Chromakey Lavender, a Queer Film Screening: Pepi, Luci, Bom

156 Studio Projects screens Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón


Please join 156 Studio Projects in a screening of Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón, the third in a series of monthly screenings of influential queer films of cult notoriety. Screened in the gallery space of 156 Augusta, this series will spotlight queer films of controversial and or/idiosyncratic quality. Each film will be followed by a discussion of its relationship, relevance and impact on LGBTQ+ culture.


Content Warning: Sexual Assault, Rape


Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón (1980) follows the adventures of three friends in Madrid: Pepi, a independent woman working freelance in the city; Luci, a mousy, masochistic housewife; and Bom, a punk rock singer. Notable for its vulgar, wild and frivolous depiction of youth culture of Spain at that time, Pepi, Luci, Bom is often seen as an essential film of La Movida Madrileña, a Spanish cultural movement that embraced a freedom of expression after the death of Francisco Franco in 1975.


We would also like to issue a content warning for this screening, as various scenes in the film depict rape and sexual assault.


Sunday August 19th, 2018
Doors: 6:30pm
Film: 7:00pm
Discussion 8:15pm – 9:30pm


Unfortunately, 156 Studio Projects is currently not a wheelchair accessible space, but we will actively be working to change this in the near future.


ABOUT THE CHROMAKEY LAVENDER: regarding the two words in the title – chromakey: the background colour used in screen based editing to superimpose an augmented image or video by mapping it to a single uncommon colour. Lavender: in reference to lavender linguistics, a concept developed to bracket the ever evolving, ever intriguing expressive patterns of queer culture. Together, Chromakey Lavender refers to the unseen forces percolating in the background of film culture upon which queer lifeways are presented in order to represent a diverse and subversive community.


Chromakey Lavender is a series co curated by Sami Alwani and Philip Ocampo