SCREENINGS: APRIL, JUNE 2007 MINNEAPOLIS & SAGINAW
There will be a FREE screening of "Venus Of Mars" on Monday, April 23rd at 8:00 p.m. at Pi nightclub in Minneapolis (www.myspace.com/mplspi) as part of their Dinner & a Movie series. (Bottles of wine half off!) There will be a Q&A session with Director Emily Goldberg and Venus following the screening, and Venus will do a cameo solo performance to cap off the evening.
Also FREE, on Sunday, June 17th at 8:00 p.m. you can see the film outside at Patrick's Cabaret in Minneapolis at dusk, as part of the Movies in the Park-ing Lot series, curated by Mark Wojahn. Visit www.patrickscabaret.org for more information.
The film will screen twice in Saginaw, MI on the weekend of June 23rd, as part of the Riverside Saginaw Film Festival (www.riversidesaginawfilmfestival.org). Director Emily Goldberg and film subjects Venus and Lynette will be in attendance for Q&A sessions following the screenings. Venus will perform and Lynette will read poetry as well. The first screening is on Saturday, June 23rd at 9:15 p.m. at the Pit & Balcony Theatre; there will be a Q&A and performances directly following the screening. The film screens again on Sunday, June 24th at 1:00 p.m. at 301 Cass St. in Old Town Saginaw, with a Q&A afterward.
MOMA SCREENING: SEPTEMBER 8 & 10, 2006
It is an honor to have VENUS OF MARS screen as part of the Museum of Modern Art's "Another Wave: Global Queer Cinema" program. The film screens at New York MOMA's Titus theater (11 West 53 Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues) on Friday, September 8th at 6:00 p.m., and again on Sunday, September 10th at 3:30 p.m. Director Emily Goldberg will be present for a Q&A at the Friday night screening. Admission is free on Friday, $10 for non-MOMA members on Sunday.
For more information, visit http://moma.org/exhibitions/film_media/2006/Another_Wave_p2.html
PHOENIX: SCREENING, ART, PERFORMANCE MARCH 4TH
"Venus Of Mars" screens in Phoenix at Soul Invictus Gallery & Cabaret on Saturday, March 4th. Venus' artwork will be on exhibit, and Venus and Lynette will be present for a "meet and greet" at 6:00 p.m., and performance at 7:00 p.m. (solo performance by Venus and spoken word by Lynette). The film screens at 8:00 p.m. and there will be a Q&A with Venus and Lynette following the screening. Admission is $5.
Venus also performs a free show at Soul Invictus on Friday, March 3rd with The Insignificant Others.
Soul Invictus Gallery & Cabaret is located at 1022 Grand Avenue, Phoenix.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/soulinvictus
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY SCREENING MARCH 4TH
"Venus Of Mars" will be screened at Princeton University's 16th Annual Queer Articulations Film Festival. The screening is free and takes place at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4th in McCormick 101 (attached to the art museum).
For directions to the campus, visit www.princeton.edu/main/visiting/travel/driving
For a campus map, go to www.princeton.edu/cgi/map
2005 BEST DOCUMENTARIES
"Venus Of Mars" has been selected as one of the twenty-five "2005 Best Documentaries" by Video Librarian. The film is in great company; other selections include Scorsese's "No Direction Home", "March of the Penguins", "Murderball", "Tarnation", and "Ryan". Thank you, Video Librarian!
You can check out the entire list and find out how to buy the films at www.videolibrarian.com/bestof2005.html
MARCH 2006: SPAIN SCREENING & PERFORMANCE
"Venus of Mars" will screen at Play-Doc, the International Documentary Festival of Tui, Spain on Saturday, March 25th.
Director Emily Goldberg and film subjects Venus DeMars and Lynette Reini-Grandell will be present for a Q&A following the screening.
All The Pretty Horses will perform after the screening as well.
For more information, visit www.play-doc.com.
FEBRUARY 2006: VENUS OF MARS FEATURED ON PBS
In February, "In the Life", the PBS TV Newsmagazine of Record on Gay and Lesbian America, is running some of their favorite love stories in an episode entitled "The Right to Love". It's an honor to have their story about "Venus Of Mars" included in this episode. If you didn't catch the piece when they ran it the first time, now's your chance.
"In the Life: The Right to Love" airs in Minneapolis on TPT Ch. 2 on Tuesday, February 7th at 11:00 p.m. It's on in NYC on Tuesday, February 28th at 10 p.m. on WNET Ch. 13. For other listings, visit www.itl.tv and type in your zipcode.
"Venus Of Mars" recently won two awards:
The audience 'Best Documentary" award at ImageOut, the Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival (www.imageout.org), and the Feature Documentary Grand Prize at the Milwaukee International Film Festival's Midwest Filmmaker Competition (www.milwaukeefilmfest.org).
Last year, the film won the audience 'Best Film' award at the Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival.
Receiving these awards is a great honor; a big thanks to all who voted for the film!
MORE OCTOBER SCREENINGS: ROCHESTER, NY; MILWAUKEE; MINNEAPOLIS
"Venus Of Mars" screens in Rochester, New York on Monday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m. as part of ImageOut, the Rochester Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival (October 7 -16, 2005). For more information, visit www.imageout.org
The Milwaukee International Film Festival will screen "Venus Of Mars", and feature live performances by All The Pretty Horses as well as Venus solo. All The Pretty Horses kick off the festival's first weekend at the FREE Midnight Delerium preview party Saturday, October 15th at 9:00 p.m. at the Todd Wehr Conference Center at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
The Milwaukee Venus-fest continues on Saturday, October 29th. At 2:00 p.m., Venus will perform a solo set at Atomic Records, 1813 E. Locust Street, followed by a screening of the film at 4:30 p.m. at the Oriental Theater 1 as part of the Midwest Filmmaker Competition. Director Emily Goldberg and film subjects Venus and Lynette will be on hand for a Q&A session following the screening. For more information about the festival, visit www.milwaukeefilmfest.org
And possibly your last chance to attend a screening of "Venus Of Mars" in Minneapolis will take place at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) on Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 p.m. in Auditorium 150. Film stars Venus and Lynette, as well as director Emily Goldberg will be present for a Q&A session following the screening. For more info, www.mcad.edu
"VENUS OF MARS" IN AUSTIN, TEXAS: OCTOBER 2005
"Venus Of Mars" screens in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, October 5th at 9:30 p.m. at the Regal Arbor Cinema, as part of the 18th Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival.
For more information, visit www.agliff.org
SCREENING AT MusicFestNW IN PORTLAND, OREGON: SEPTEMBER 2005
"Venus Of Mars" screens in Portland, Oregon as part of the city's annual music and movies festival, MusicFestNW. The film will be screened on Sunday, September 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the Clinton Street Theatre. Please visit www.musicfestnw.com for details and general information about the festival.
CANADIAN PREMIERE OF "VENUS OF MARS" IN AUGUST 2005!
"Venus Of Mars" will have its Canadian premiere at the Vancouver Queer Film & Video Festival on Wednesday, August 10th at 7:00 p.m. Director Emily Goldberg and film subject Venus will be present for a Q & A following the screening. Venus will also be performing a special solo set following the screening! Check the festival's website for details.
The Vancouver Queer Film & Video Festival runs from August 4th - 14th in Vancouver, British Columbia.
For more information about the festival, visit www.outonscreen.com.
MINNEAPOLIS: FREE SCREENING JULY 2, 2005
If you missed "Venus Of Mars" when it played in Minneapolis in November and were wondering when you'd get a chance to see it again, here it is. The film screens as part of the Flaming Film Festival (www.flamingfilmfestival.com) on Saturday, July 2nd, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. at District 202, 1601 Nicollet Ave. S. (www.dist202.org)
Confirmed: Director Emily Goldberg and film subjects Venus and Lynette will be present for a Q&A following the screening.
Flagrant rumor: Jendeen, another of the film's subjects, will be present for a Q&A following the screening.
Don't miss your opportunity to see this Minnesota-made documentary and talk about it with its subjects and director!
VENUS TO PERFORM IN AMSTERDAM AT NETHERLANDS TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL, MAY 2005
On Thursday, May 19th, Venus will perform a special solo show at the opening party for the 2005 Netherlands Transgender Film Festival in Amsterdam. The show will take place at Akhnaton. (www.akhnaton.nl)
"Venus Of Mars" screens in the Netherlands Transgender Film Festival on Saturday, May 21st, 2005 at 10:00 p.m. Venus will be present for a Q & A following the screening.
DVD's and CD's will be available at both events.
For more information, please visit www.transgenderfilmfestival.com
"VENUS OF MARS" ON TV IN MARCH
IN THE LIFE, The TV Newsmagazine of Record on Gay and Lesbian America Untangles America’s concept of gender identity.
A segment about "Venus Of Mars" airs on public television's IN THE LIFE this month. This broadcast includes an on-air mention of a little FCC controversy to keep things interesting. (Tune in. I don't want to spoil it for you.)
The program is hosted by Ru Paul, and the 10-minute piece about "Venus Of Mars" features an interview with Director Emily Goldberg. Minneapolis is very well represented in this show; stay tuned for a profile of the fabulous Miss Richfield!
Minneapolis: Wednesday, March 2, 2005 @ 11:00 p.m. on TPT/channel 2
Thursday, March 3, 2005 @ (gasp) 5:00 a.m. on TPT/channel 2
New York: Thursday, March 31, 2005 @ 10:00 p.m. on WNET/channel 13
For information about when this program will be broadcast where you live, go to www.inthelifetv.org and type in your zipcode.
If you feel so moved, please let IN THE LIFE and your local public television station know what you think about the program.
"VENUS OF MARS" SCREENINGS 2005
This list is current as of 3/7/05. Watch for additions.
February 5th @ 8:30 p.m. PHOENIX, AZ Out Far! Film Festival www.outfar.org
March 2 - 6: FINLAND Filmfestivalen Vera www.vera.aland.com
March 6th & March 9th @ 7:00 p.m.: SWEDEN Umea's Folketsbio Film Festival
March 15th @ 8:00 p.m. AUSTRALIA Melbourne Queer Film Festival
March 19 - April 3: URUGUAY International Film Festival www.cinemateca.org.uy
March 31 - April 4: ASHLAND, OR Ashland Independent Film Festival www.ashlandfilm.org
Thursday March 31st at 9:10 p.m.
Friday April 1st at 9:10 p.m.
Sunday April 3rd at 9:10 p.m.
Director Emily Goldberg will be at all three screenings for a Q&A after the film. Also, photographer Dan Chick's knock-out portrait of Venus and Lynette will be featured in a photography exhibit entitled "Stop! Motion -- Photographs from the 2005 AIFF Films" at Ashland's Nuwandart Gallery from April 1 - 10. The opening reception for the photography exhibit (part of Ashland's monthly Art Walk) is April 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. To see more of Dan's photographs, visit www.danchick.com.
April 28 - 30: AUSTRALIA Brisbane Queer Film Festival www.brisbanepowerhouse.org
Specific screening dates and times, when known, will be posted closer to the festival dates. Visit this site for updates.
CHICAGO SCREENING: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH 2004
"Venus Of Mars" screens in Chicago at the Reeling Film Festival, Saturday November 6th at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.reelingfilmfestival.org
DALLAS SCREENING & PERFORMANCE NOVEMBER 9TH, 2004
'Venus Of Mars" screens in Texas at Out Takes Dallas on Tuesday, November 9th at 7:40 p.m. Director Emily Goldberg and film subject Venus will be present for a Q&A following the screening. This screening will also feature a special solo performance by Venus at the theater following the Q&A. Venus' solo performances are intimate and intense; you don't want to miss this!
For more information about the Out Takes film festival, visit www.outtakesdallas.org
For more information about All The Pretty Horses and their upcoming gigs, visit www.prettyhorses.net
STOCKHOLM SCREENINGS 11/12/04 & 11/14/04
"Venus Of Mars" screens at the Tempo Documentary Festival in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday November 12th at 11:25 p.m., and Sunday, November 14th at 6:45 p.m.
For more information, visit www.tempofestival.nu
MINNEAPOLIS SCREENINGS (AND ATPH PARTY) BEGIN NOVEMBER 5TH, 2004!
November is the month to see "Venus Of Mars" in Minneapolis. Here is information about the premiere of this locally made film, as well as info about additional area screenings directly following the premiere. Minneapolis Premiere & Party: Finally, the long awaited hometown premiere of "Venus Of Mars", followed by a live performance by All The Pretty Horses! The film screens on Friday, November 5th at 9:30 p.m. at the Oak Street Theater, as part of Get Real, the City Pages Documentary Film Festival. Director Emily Goldberg and film subjects Venus and Lynette Reini-Grandell (and other special guests) will be present for a Q&A following the screening. Don't miss the party after the screening at the Cabooze (www.cabooze.com), where All The Pretty Horses will take the stage! For more information about the very cool Get Real film festival, visit www.citypages.com/getreal/2004/ Screenings at Minnesota Film Arts' Bell Auditorium: "Venus Of Mars" screens at the Bell Auditorium, Minnesota Film Arts' new "All Documentaries, All The Time" venue, from Saturday, November 6th through Thursday, November 11th (excluding Tuesday the 9th, and Wednesday the 10th) at 7:15 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., with additional 5:15 p.m. screenings on Saturday and Sunday. For tickets, directions, and other info, visit www.mnfilmarts.org/?venue=2 Come see the film and support this great new local outlet for documentaries from around the corner and around the world!
BUENOS AIRES SCREENING
"Venus Of Mars" will screen in the 1st Gay/Lesbian Film Festival of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The film festival starts October 28th, 2004. For film screening times and further information, visit www.diversafilms.com.ar
HAMBURG SCREENING 10/17/04
"Venus Of Mars" screens in Germany at the 15th Hamburg Lesbian & Gay Film Festival at 5:30 on Sunday, October 17th. For more information, visit www.hamburg.gay-web.de/filmtage/
MILWAUKEE SCREENING & PERFORMANCE! 10/9/04 & 10/10/04
"Venus Of Mars" screens on Saturday, October 9th at 4 p.m. at the Milwaukee LGBT Film Festival. Director Emily Goldberg and film subjects will be in attendance for a Q & A following the screening. Also, the band featured in the film, All The Pretty Horses, will be performing the following night (Sunday, October 10th) at Club Anything. Don't miss their spectacular live show!
For more information about the film, visit www.uwm.edu/PSOA//lgbtfilm
For more information about All The Pretty Horses Wisconsin performances, go to www.prettyhorses.net
LOS ANGELES SCREENING 9/24/04
"Venus Of Mars" screens at the Silver Lake Film Festival in Los Angeles on Friday, September 24th at 10 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit www.silverlakefilmfestival.org
ATLANTA SCREENINGS 9/30/04 & 10/1/04
"Venus Of Mars" screens at the Southern Comfort Conference's first annual Transflix Film Festival. Screening dates are Thursday, September 30th at 7:45 p.m., and Friday, October 1st at 11:00 p.m. For more information visit www.sccatl.org
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER! INDIANAPOLIS SCREENING 9/12/04
"Venus Of Mars" won the audience award for 'Best Film' when it screened at the Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival on Sunday, September 12th at 1:00 p.m. Thanks, Indiana! For more information about the film festival, visit www.indylgbtfilm.com
NEW YORK: SCREENING AT BAM 9/11/04
"Venus Of Mars" screens at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Cinematek on Saturday, September 11th at 4:30 p.m. as part of the NewFest @ BAM series. Q & A with director Emily Goldberg following the screening. For tickets or more information, visit www.bam.org/film/NewFest0904.aspx
"Venus Of Mars" screens at the 10th Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival July 18th & 24th, 2004. Film subjects Venus and Lynette Reini-Grandell will be present for the July 18th screening (9:30 at Arts Bank), and director Emily Goldberg will attend the July 24th screening (10:00 Prince Black Box). Look for a possible solo performance by Venus at the festival on the 18th! For more information, visit www.phillyfests.com/piglff/templates/home.cfm
On Saturday, June 5th "Venus Of Mars" screens at 8:15 p.m. at the Loew's Cineplex 34th St. Theater (34th St. at 8th Ave.) at New Fest, NYC's GLBT Film Festival. Q&A with director Emily Goldberg and film subject Lynette Reini-Grandell following the screening.
On Sunday, June 6th at noon, Lynette Reini-Grandell and Emily Goldberg will be participating in a panel discussion on Regionalism and Sexuality at the CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue, between 34th & 35th St.).
For tickets and more information go to www.newfestival.org.
"Venus Of Mars" screens at the Roxie in San Francisco on Friday, June 25th at 8:00 p.m. as part of the 28th San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Q&A with director Emily Goldberg following the screening. More info is available at www.frameline.org.
WASHINGTON DC AREA:
The film will screen Saturday, June 19th at 9:30 p.m. at SILVERDOCS in Silver Spring, Maryland. Q&A with film subjects Venus and Lynette Reini-Grandell and director Emily Goldberg following the screening. All The Pretty Horses will also perform in Silver Spring/DC in conjunction with the screening! Visit www.silverdocs.com for film information/updates and www.prettyhorses.net for performance info.
"Venus Of Mars" screens at the traveling Out Takes Film Festival. It will be shown in Auckland, Saturday, June 5th at noon; in Dunedin, Friday, June 11th at 10:30 p.m., and in Wellington on Saturday, June 12th at noon. Also, look for local performances by All The Pretty Horses, who will be touring NZ with the film and director Emily Goldberg. For film festival information, go to www.outtakes.org.nz. For the band's tour schedule, visit www.prettyhorses.net.
“Venus Of Mars” had its world premiere at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) in November 2003. It has since been selected for 2004 screenings at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Documenta Madrid, Romania’s Brasov Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, the New Zealand Out Takes Festival, NYC’s New Festival, San Francisco’s International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, and the AFI/Discovery Silverdocs Festival.
The six-and-a-half minute trailer for the project screened at the 2001 Independent Feature Project (IFP) Market in New York, the 2002 Media That Matters Film Festival, the 2002 Women In The Director’s Chair Festival (Chicago), and Walker Art Center’s 2002 Women With Vision Film Festival.
Check the upcoming screenings section for information about where to see the film.