Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 8pm
The Lollipop Generation
The Lollipop Generation, G.B. Jones, Super-8/video, 2008, 80 mins
"This legendary, unfinished film, fifteen years in the making, about the lives of under-aged porn stars is roughly to Queer Cinema what Orson Welles' The Other Side of the Wind is to, well, Cinema." – Dennis Cooper
Toronto’s G.B. Jones--creatrix of queer punk cult touchstones The Troublemakers and The Yo-Yo Gang--arrives at Light Industry to present the New York premiere of her long-awaited feature The Lollipop Generation. A work-in-progress for over a decade, the recently completed film tells the tale of four runaway street teens who encounter a world of perverts, prostitutes and smut peddlers.
Shot across North America with a lo-fi visual cocktail of hairy Super-8 and fuzzed-out analog video, Jones’s be-grunged epic features a cast of underground worthies, including Yo-Yo Gang star Jena von Brucker, filmmaker and writer Mark Ewert, musician Jane Danger of Three Dollar Bill, indie rock hero Calvin Johnston, Joel Gibb of The Hidden Cameras, Jen Smith of The Quails, Salivation Army zinester and artist Scott Treleaven, artist-writer-filmmaker Anonymous Boy, and legendary force of nature Vaginal Creme Davis.
G.B. Jones has had solo visual art exhibitions at Feature, New York and Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, among others. Her work has been reviewed extensively in The New York Times, the Village Voice, Artforum, and Flash Art, among others, and has been featured in numerous publications and recordings, most recently in LTTR Issue 5. She has directed and appeared in several underground films including The Yo-Yo Gang and The Troublemakers. She also contributed to Miranda July's Joanie4Jackie compilation, which screened throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In addition, she was a founding member of the band Fifth Column and co-publisher of the fanzine J.D.s (with Bruce LaBruce). She lives and works in Toronto.
Tickets - $6, available at door.