Naked Under Leather

Scorpio Rising/Black Jackets and Choppers/Pedagogue/The Troublemakers

Scorpio Rising
Kenneth Anger, US, 1963, 16mm, 28 min.
A "high" view of the Myth of the American Motorcyclist. The machine as totem, from toy to terror. Thanatos in chrome and black leather.


Black Jackets and Choppers

John Carney, US, 1979, 16mm, 23 min.

John Carney and Gary Partlow’s cult documentary on West Coast biker culture.


Pedagogue

Stuart Marshall & Neil Bartlett, UK, 1988, 10 min.

A short performance to camera by solo performer/dramatist Neil Bartlett. Pedagogue explores in comic style the possible implications of Clause 28. Through Clause 28, the British Government took powers to outlaw the ‘promotion of homosexuality’ in education and local government.


The Troublemakers

GB Jones, Canada, 1990, 20 min.

The Troublemakers follows the lives of four down-on-their-luck characters. Surrounded by the vestiges of conspicuous consumption, they struggle to survive outside of society, fashioning their own aesthetics of poverty and devising strategies to navigate a surveillance society, evading or performing for cameras everywhere.

About Naked Under Leather

Lightbox Film Center, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum is pleased to host Naked Under Leather, a series of films that explore the leather jacket as a symbolic icon in American cinema. Naked Under Leather celebrates Ursula von Rydingsvard’s new sculpture PODERWAĆ, 2017, a monumental leather jacket made in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling is on view from April 27 to August 26. More information at http://fabricworkshopandmuseum.org/Exhibitions/


New Lightbox website!

International House Philadelphia is pleased to announce that our flagship arts program Lightbox Film Center has a new website. Our film center rebranded last year, reflected in the name change, and now it has a dedicated website to match. The new site makes it easier than ever to explore our unparalleled film programming, with added content to learn more about our artists and series.

 

Visit us at www.lightboxfilmcenter.org to view our upcoming events, become a member and purchase tickets.