Meeting: What can we learn from the history of queer revolution?

Saturday, September 4 | 3:30 pm | Kino Muranów, Gerard screening room

Meeting: What can we learn from the history of queer revolution?

Following the screenings of ROY COHN/JACK SMITH, dir. Jill Godmilow, SCUM Manifesto, dir. Jill Godmilow, Joanna Krakowska, Magda Mosiewicz.

In Polish

Partner: Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

The event is organized in cooperation with U.S. Embassy in Poland.

The anarchist, innately anti-totalitarian queer revolution, the subject of Joanna Krakowska’s latest book, involved crossing the boundaries of what was beautiful, what was appropriate, what was acceptable. Its tool was performance—a genre of art as well as a social strategy. After the screening of Roy Cohn/Jack Smith and SCUM Manifesto, both extensively covered in Krakowska’s work on queer revolution, we will ask the author whether art can change reality and whether it can teach us strategies for building an egalitarian society.


Prof. Joanna Krakowska, PhD—contemporary theater historian, essayist, editor. Deputy editor of the Dialog magazine. Recipient of the Jerzy Giedroyc Award for her book PRL. Przedstawienia in 2017.


Gabriela Sitek, PhD—Education and Development Director at Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival. Co-curator of the Avant-Garde Academy, co-editor (with Łukasz Ronduda) of Histories of Avant-garde Cinema. Member of the Home Movie Day Warszawa collective.