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Heartland hosts Lesbian Visibility Film Event

April 5, 2023

Heartland Community College will host the event “Lesbian Visibility through Five Short Films: The Cinema of Catherine Crouch,” presented by the HCC Film Program and the division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. 

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 18 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Astroth Community Education Center (ACEC) Auditorium, located on the main campus in Normal. 

Filmmaker Catherine Crouch will introduce and screen five of her works to promote discussion on gender inclusivity, personal identity, and queer cinema. Crouch will participate in a Q&A session following the screening, moderated by Heartland film professor, Mark Harper. 

This event is funded by a Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (LASS) Innovation Grant established by the College. 

Indianapolis filmmaker Crouch has a diverse portfolio of films that have been featured in festivals since the mid-1990s. Her body of work includes documentary filmmaking on the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago (70 Acres in Chicago, 2015), award-winning experimental filmmaking (her film Pretty Ladies won the Kodak Award for Cinematography at Reeling Film Festival, 2002), controversial science fiction (The Gendercator, 2007, motivated a timely cover story in The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review), music video (Bernie Sanders: A Smooth Socialist, by Cotton Lover Swifts, 2006) and animation (A Pirate in Alphabet City, 2012). 

The event is open to the public and admission is free.

Written by: Steve Fast