Carnegie Mellon University

Sam Green  “Don’t Call Me Gay Zelig”

Sam Green “Don’t Call Me Gay Zelig”

Sam Green “Don’t Call Me Gay Zelig”
Friday February 21, 6:30 pm
Kresge Theater, College of Fine Arts

“Don’t Call Me Gay Zelig” is a 30 minute live cinema portrait that debuted at the Whitney Biennial in August 2019. The film is about gay activist Jim Fouratt who played central roll in the Stonewall uprising. It includes live music by JD Samson (Men, Le Tigre) and 3 additional musicians. Jim Fouratt is scheduled to be in attendance.

Sam Green is a documentary filmmaker. He’s made many movies including most recently A Thousand Thoughts, a live cinematic collaboration with the Kronos Quartet. Previous “live documentaries” include The Measure of All Things and The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, featuring the indie rock band Yo La Tengo. Sam’s documentary The Weather Underground was nominated for an Academy Award and included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial.

This program is part of the CAS Narrative Initiative Resistance at the End of the World series in Spring 2020.