No Straight Lines:
The Past, Present, & Future of Queer Comics
Thu, June 22nd @ 7:00pm
O Cinema & PEN America present a special one-night screening of NO STRAIGHT LINES followed by a post-film discussion with director Vivian Kleiman, film critic Juan Barquin & artist/musican Cristy C. Road!
Since the late 1960s, LGBTQ+ artists have told important and dynamic stories through comics. Queer artists have persisted in telling their stories despite threats to queer art around the world. Queer artists in the United States – and Florida in particular – have faced increasing censorship and harassment in recent months. With these mounting threats, what does the present and future of queer comics hold? What forms of resistance can we learn from queer creators of the past? To explore these questions, join PEN America’s Artists at Risk Connection for a screening of the award-winning film NO STRAIGHT LINES.
This film – based on an anthology of the same name – delves deep into the lives and works of five influential queer American comic book artists. The screening will be followed by a talkback moderated by acclaimed film critic and arts programmer Juan Barquin, featuring the film’s director Vivian Kleiman and artist and musician Cristy C. Road.