Chromakey Lavender, a Queer Film Screening: Tangerine

Chromakey Lavender: The Queerness of Cult Films screens Tangerine

Please join 156 Studio Projects in a screening of “Tangerine”, the sixth 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.


A film that is notable for being shot entirely on an iPhone 5S, “Tangerine” is a comedy-drama that follows Sin-Dee Rella and Alexandra, two transgender sex workers who, meeting after Sin-Dee is released from a short prison sentence on Christmas Eve, discover that her boyfriend/pimp, Chester, has been cheating on her.


PWYC (Recommended: 5$) Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.
Doors: 7:00PM
Film: 7:30PM
Discussion 8:45PM – 9:30PM


156 Studio Projects is a wheelchair accessible space but those who need to use it will require some assistance.


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



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


ABOUT THE SPACE: 156 Studio Projects is an artist run space located in Toronto, Canada. In the heart of Kensington Market, this space supports emerging art and art projects with programming made with the intention of encouraging creative processes. All money made from 156 programming will go back directly into operational costs that will allow us to continue to provide spaces and opportunity to emerging artists and designers.

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