The Projectionist
Jerry Tartaglia, US, 2011
Directed by: Jerry Tartaglia
Format: video
Running time: 30'

'The Projectionist' uses Queer Film Action and multiple projections to explore the varieties of ways that projected images can help shape an understanding of our presence. From Aristophanes' hymn to ‘Double Love’ in Plato's Symposium, to the implication of the audience in the viral political fears that plague America, Inc., The Projectionist attempts to unnerve, annoy and prod its viewers.

Directors Biography
Jerry Tartaglia is an experimental filmmaker and writer whose work in Experimental Film and Queer Cinema spans four decades. He studied with the Abstract Expressionist Painter, Harry Koursaros, who introduced him to the work of Jack Smith, Jonas Mekas, and Gregory Markopoulos. He co-founded Berks Filmmakers Inc, one of the longest surviving Micro-Cinema Showcases for Experimental Media Art in the U.S. In the 1970s he produced his lost feature, 'Lawless' with Warhol 'Factory' star Pope Ondine. He also assisted Tony Conrad in the manufacture & production of the 'Yellow Movie' series in 1973. He was the first to write about the gay sensibility in American Avant-Garde film (1977) and his work is an ongoing examination of Gay Identity and Queer media politics through Cinema. 'The A.I.D.S. Trilogy' made during the early days of the epidemic in America, has been screened around the world. His work was included in the Century-end retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘The Art of the 20th Century.’ Seven of his films have been premiered at the Berlinale since 1990. In 1993 he was one of the twelve artists who created the Red Ribbon as a symbol of A.I.D.S. awareness through the Artists' Caucus of Visual AIDS in NYC, paving the way for awareness ribbons of all kinds.

Location and screening schedule: ZAGREB DANCE CENTER, Thursday, October 24th at 23.00