Queer Storytelling: From Writing to Filmmaking w/ Alexis Clements

Date/Time
Date(s) - Thursday 05/28/2020
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a workshop with creator of the All We’ve Got which will discuss various forms of queer storytelling, from writing to filmmaking. 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Very few things in life go according to plan. Alexis Clements started off as a kid thinking she would be an engineer and maybe a writer on the side. Then she went to college to be an actor (though she almost studied opera). But when she graduated she wanted to try out being a playwright. Now, nearly two decades later, she’s sharing her first feature-length documentary film, after having spent many years writing plays, short stories, and essays. It turns out that winding path taught her a lot, and has helped her have a more open approach to writing and storytelling. In this workshop we’ll talk about careers and lives that don’t move in straight lines, and think about stories that benefit from twists and turns.

SCHEDULE   

4:30 | Workshop with filmmaker
7:00 | All We’ve Got Film Screening + Panel with special guests Tandra LaGrone and EP

FILMMAKER BIO
Alexis Clements is an award-winning writer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Her creative work has been published, produced, and screened in venues across the US, Europe, and South America. Her feature-length documentary film, All We’ve Got, which focuses on LGBTQ women’s spaces at a time when many are closing, premiered in October 2019 in New York City and has since screened around the US and internationally. A regular contributor to Hyperallergic, her writing has also appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Guardian, Bitch Magazine, American Theatre, The Brooklyn Rail, and Nature, among others. In addition to her writing and filmmaking, she is currently serving on the Executive Board of CLAGS, the Center for LGBTQ Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY), and she recently co-founded Little Rainbows, a story time for queer youth and their caretakers and parents at the Lesbian Herstory Archives.