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QUEER FILM CLASSICS is a critically acclaimed film book series that launched in 2009; the series will cover twenty-one of the most important and influential films about and by LGBTQ people, made in eight different countries between 1950 and 2005, written by leading LGBTQ film scholars and critics.

The Queer Film Classics are edited by two of Canada's leading queer film critics, Thomas Waugh and Matthew Hays, both Arsenal Pulp authors and affiliated with Concordia University in Montreal. "We're elated with the amazing quality of the contributors and the fascinating variety of the films which will be part of the series," Hays says. "I know this will make a terrific contribution not only to the burgeoning field of queer film studies but also to moving images culture as a whole."

Waugh adds: "There's something stirring about this project that brings together several generations of queer artists and writers - and onscreen characters! - in this extended trans-historical, trans-identity family. Some of my favorite films of all time are in the lineup and are going to find a new audience through this initiative. I'm glad we're able to include documentary and experimental films as well as mainstream features, since they have played key roles in the growth of our cultures and communities."

Titles in the QFC series, both available and projected:

2009:
Gods and Monsters (Bill Condon, USA, 1998) by Noah Tsika
Law of Desire (Pedro Almodovar, Spain, 1987) by Jose Quiroga
Trash (Paul Morrissey, USA, 1970) by Jon Davies

2010:
Farewell My Concubine (Chen Kaige, China, 1993) by Helen Hok-Sze Leung
Montreal Main (Frank Vitale, Canada, 1974) by Thomas Waugh and Jason Garrison
Fire (Deepa Mehta, Canada/India, 1996) by Shohini Ghosh

2011:
Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti, Italy, 1954/1971) by Will Aitken
Zero Patience (John Greyson, Canada, 1993) by Wendy G. Pearson
Word Is Out (Mariposa collective, USA, 1977) by Greg Youmans

2012:
Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, USA, 1951) by Jonathan Goldberg

2013:
Paris Is Burning (Jennie Livingston, USA, 1990) by Lucas Hilderbrand

2014:
L.A. Plays Itself (Fred Halsted, USA, 1972)/Boys in the Sand (Wakefield Poole, USA, 1971) by Cindy Patton
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (Patricia Rozema, Canada, 1987) by Julia Mendenhall

2015:
C.R.A.Z.Y. (Jean-Marc Vallee, Canada, 2005) by Robert Schwartzwald
Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives (Lynn Fernie and Aerlyn Weissman, Canada, 1992) by Gerda Cammaer and Jean Bruce

TO COME:

Female Trouble (John Waters, USA, 1974) by Chris Holmlund
Arabian Nights (Pier Paolo Pasolini, Italy, 1974) by Michael Moon
Manila by Night (Ishmael Bernal, Philippines, 1980) by Joel David
Scorpio Rising (Kenneth Anger, USA, 1963) by Robert Cagle

"Judging by these first three entries of Arsenal Pulp Press's new series Queer Film Classics, the editors Matthew Hays and Thomas Waugh have made a brilliant innovation in queer film studies, providing a welcome queer complement to the Briish Film Institute's series of monographs on classic films.There's something irresistibly compelling about a monograph devoted to one movie, a chance to revel in the select pleasures and special world of a single film. From a queer perspective, the meditation on a single film takes on a particular urgency, one charged with political as well as esthetic and personal concerns. Each of these wonderful treatments has much to teach us, not only about the art of film but also the queer ways in which films can transmit meaning to audiences." � Cineaste

"Arsenal Pulp Press�s Queer Film Classic series has established itself as the premiere source of critical acumen about queer film." �Richard Labonte, Book Marks

"Beautiful and comprehensive little compendia." �Liberty Press


Titles from Queer Film Classics

C.R.A.Z.Y.

A Queer Film Classic

By (author) Robert Schwartzwald

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ISBN: 9781551526102
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Death in Venice

A Queer Film Classic

By (author) Will Aitken

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ISBN: 9781551524184
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Farewell My Concubine

A Queer Film Classic

By (author) Helen Hok-Sze Leung

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ISBN: 9781551523620
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Fire

A Queer Film Classic

By (author) Shohini Ghosh

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ISBN: 9781551523637
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Forbidden Love

A Queer Film Classic

By (author) Jean Bruce and Gerda Cammaer

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ISBN: 9781551526089
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Gods and Monsters

A Queer Film Classic

By (author) Noah Tsika

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ISBN: 9781551522630
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I've Heard the Mermaids Singing

A Queer Film Classic

By (author) Julia Mendenhall

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ISBN: 9781551525648
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L.A. Plays Itself/Boys in the Sand

A Queer Film Classic

By (author) Cindy Patton

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Law of Desire

A Queer Film Classic

By (author) Jos Quiroga

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ISBN: 9781551522623
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Montreal Main

A Queer Film Classic

By (author) Thomas Waugh and Jason Garrison

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ISBN: 9781551523644
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Paris Is Burning

A Queer Film Classic

By (author) Lucas Hilderbrand

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ISBN: 9781551525198
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Strangers on a Train

A Queer Film Classic

By (author) Jonathan Goldberg

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ISBN: 9781551524825
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Trash

A Queer Film Classic

By (author) Jon Davies

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ISBN: 9781551522616
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Word Is Out

A Queer Film Classic

By (author) Greg Youmans

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ISBN: 9781551524207
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Zero Patience

A Queer Film Classic

By (author) Susan Knabe and Wendy Gay Pearson

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ISBN: 9781551524221
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