Past Event
Visual and Dramatic Arts
Friday, July 26
9:00pm
Siksa. Stabat Mater Dolorosa

About the Event

SIKSA: STABAT MATER DOLOROSA

Directed by Piotr Macha, SIKSA

(2018, 61 min.; Poland; Color; Polish with English subtitles; Digital)

Musical based on SIKSA’s “Stabat Mater Dolorosa” is a performative dream of making a movie come true, where both the dream and the movie are like chewing gum that has been tasteless for too long. A nostalgic invitation to a dancing story about a girl returning to her childhood, when she dressed up as different women using her mother’s wardrobe, and all the roles she played were to please herself. This film is a tool for reconstructing the scenes from the youth, as well as a baroque farewell to all the glitter and unicorns. Stabat Mater Dolorosa is like a bayonet slashing through modern times. She gives us micro-performances with all her body, and at her own risk. SIKSA’s music is the scenario rejected, grinded, spat out, negated and intensified by the characters. Piotr Macha’s camera is one of the murder weapons that SIKSA would like to use to fuck up the modern reality. It’s a language of art that SIKSA has been using almost unnoticed since 2014. A gun, a girl and death – those are the times we live in.

ABOUT QFEST:

The 23rd Annual QFest, Houston’s International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, takes place July 24th through 31st, 2019! Screenings take place at Rice Cinema, Films at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Brasil Houston, Aurora Picture Show, HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON, and Mystic Lyon with a variety of queer short films and feature programming.

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QFest is dedicated to promoting the arts as a powerful tool for communication and cooperation among diverse communities by presenting programs by, about, and of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

QFest is a sponsored project of Aurora Picture Show, a 501c3 presenting artist-made, non-commercial film and video, and dedicated to expanding the cinematic experience and promoting the understanding and appreciation of the moving image.

QFest is generously supported by our Presenting Media Sponsor Spectrum South

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Directions to Rice Cinema, Rice Media Center:
Entrance #8 via University Blvd & Stockton Drive
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Directions & Parking

Entrance #8 via University Blvd & Stockton Drive

Nearest visitor parking lots:
Moody Lot (previously known as Hess Lot)

Location

Rice Media Center
Cinema Auditorium #100