2001, 36:42, 2-channel installation
Gone is based on the second episode of producer Craig Gilbert's AN AMERICAN FAMILY the landmark 1970s Public Television cinema verite documentary about the Loud Family of Santa Barbara, California. The second episode of the series follows mother Pat Loud's trip to New York to spend a week with her son Lance, who is living at the Chelsea Hotel. GONE is inspired by that episode. Much of the dialogue in Gone is based on dialogue in the original series.
Funding provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Wexner Center for the Arts. Additional funding provided by Mercer Sound.
1993, 53:00 mins., co-director Leslie Singer
A re-take on the 1987 Stephen Frears film, Prick Up Your Ears, based on the diaries of British playwright Joe Orton. Orton's lover and eventual murderer, Kenneth Halliwell, has been dispensed with and replaced by a second Joe. Is s/he a sister? lover? alter-ego? or wo/man in the mirror? We play on ideas of psychological stereotypes of homosexuals and the exploitation of the homosexual entertainer in closeted cultures. We try to liberate Joe Orton, and ourselves, from such silliness.
2004, 8 minutes
An afternoon with San Francisco writers Kevin Killian and Cedar Sigo, as Kevin reads one of Cedar's poems and then one of his own. Shot in the apartment Kevin shares with the excellent writer Dodie Bellamy. It was Cedar's first day in San Francisco.
My Failure to Assimilate is an essay and a documentary examining the failure of society to accept feminist ideologies to a point where feminism could have an appreciable, lasting or functional effect on the lives of ordinary women as a class. This video represents a deeply personal expression of liberation as well as frustration, and draws conclusions about feminism, love, and sex from personal experience.
Named Best Documentary at the Turin Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 1996.