Buffalo-based queer filmmaker Ruth Goldman will present and discuss a trilogy of original short films that playfully challenge gender binaries. The films are Do I Look Like Your Husband (2006), Framing Her (2009), and Bending the Line (2016). The films have screened widely in the U.S. and internationally. Most recently Bending the Line screened at the 2018 London Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Festival, the 2018 Cinema Systers Film Festival, and the 40thannual Big Muddy Film Festival.
About Ruth Goldman
Ruth Goldman works professionally and on a volunteer basis as a filmmaker, film programmer, community activist, and educator and combines all four whenever possible. Ruth’s films have won awards and been screened internationally. Ruth is an Assistant Professor of Communication at SUNY-Buffalo State where she teaches media production, film studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies. Ruth is also the coordinator of the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies interdisciplinary minor. Ruth also co-curates the Beyond Boundaries: Dare to Diverse Film Screening and Discussion Series at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo. Ruth has been making documentary, experimental, and hybrid films for 20 years and is interesting in challenging boundaries binaries through film form and content. Buffalo has heavily influenced Ruth’s filmmaking which often takes shape in a playful, DIY style.