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Chris Vargas...

is a film & video maker whose areas of interest include queer/transgender history, tabloid biography, and radical politics. In 2011, he earned his MFA in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley, where he currently teaches digital video production. His solo video work includes Have You Ever Seen a Transsexual Before? (2010) and Libéraceon (2011). With Eric Stanley he is the co-director of the movie Homotopia (2006), as well as its forthcoming feature-length sequel, Criminal Queers (2012). www.chrisevargas.com

 

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Greg Youmans...

is a film scholar as well as a videomaker. He earned his Ph.D. from the History of Consciousness program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and from 2012-13 he is a Scholar in Residence of the Beatrice Bain Research Group at UC Berkeley. His research explores the social and political role of queer filmmaking in the 1970s. In 2011, Arsenal Pulp Press published his book on the pioneering, Bay-Area documentary Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives (dir. Mariposa Film Group, 1977). He is now at work on his second book, "Thank You Anita!": Gay and Lesbian Filmmaking in the 1970s. www.gregyoumans.com

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