Join us for an evening of screenings and conversation with director Andy Fidoten.
Fidoten is a filmmaker and former punk rocker from NYC. Their work investigates queer liberation through joyful storytelling. Interweaving the fantastical with the aberrant to create stories of queer identity, their films invite audiences to bear witness to an existence that is as wondrous as it is frightening. Andy’s debut short film Gay Teen Werewolf premiered in 2021 at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, and had its international premiere at the London Short Film Festival the same year.
In this inaugural installment of the MoMA Teens Film Club, we will be screening Gay Teen Werewolf with a variety of shorts that inspired and shaped Andy’s practice.
Release the Bats. 2018. USA. Directed by Michelle Tea. 10 min.
Michelle Tea (author of iconic queer works including Valencia and Black Wave) makes her directorial debut with the story of a goth teenager who escapes the miseries of her home life by making a vampire movie with her friends.
If Every Girl Had a Diary. 1990. USA. Directed by Sadie Benning. 8 min.
Sadie Benning used a Pixelvision camera—a black-and-white “toy” camera that Fisher Price sold for one year only, in 1987—during their teenage years to capture confessional thoughts straight to camera. Filming in their bedroom, Benning processed their sexuality and their angst at the world around them in recordings that predated the intimacies of social media by decades.
Gay Teen Werewolf. 2021. USA. Directed by Andy Rose Fidoten. Screenplay by Fidoten. With Chloe Simone Crawford, Nadira Foster-Williams. 15 min. Andy Rose Fidoten blends fantasy and comedy in this queer coming-of-age story about a teen werewolf who undergoes a transformation on her journey to self-acceptance.
MoMA Teens Film Club is a screening series featuring work by young and emerging filmmakers with deep connections to New York City. This program will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker. This program is for folks ages 13 to 25.
This event is free but registration is required.
Enter through the Lauder Film Entrance at 11 West 53rd Street.
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MoMA Teens Film Club is a screening series featuring work by young and emerging filmmakers with deep connections to New York City. This program is for folks ages 13 to 25.
Volkswagen of America is proud to be MoMA’s lead partner of education.
Teen Programs are made possible by the Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Endowment and by the Carroll and Milton Petrie Education Program Endowment. Additional support is provided by the Annual Education Fund.