Jan 31 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The MA in Critical Studies presents a Queer Film Screening and Discussion of By Hook or By Crook Followed by Discussion of the film and J. Jack Halberstam’s In a Queer Time and Place. This event is part of the MA in Critical Studies Program lecture series, which seeks out diverse writers and thinkers to involve the community in critically engaging topics
By Hook or By Crook Written & Directed by Harry Dodge and Silas Howard Produced by Steak House, Silas Howard and Harry Dodge
“By Hook or By Crook” is a buddy film that chronicles three weeks in the life of a handsome, gender-bending, small-town butch with a nagging messiah-complex. Emotionally defeated, since the death of her father, Shy heads to the big city to sink herself into a “life of crime” when she is distracted by Valentine, a deliriously expressive, wise-acre adoptee on a misguided search for her birthmother. The two freaky grifters join forces and learn the true meaning of “poise under pressure” in this visually stunning and wonderfully acted, anti-authoritarian tale of friendship, trust and redemption.