International Competition

After Bed

TT Takemoto / USA / 2023 / 3′ / Silent


Flashbacks to the summer of love reawaken a queer California classic.
This film was made using 16mm color test footage from the film The Bed (1968) by James Broughton, generously donated by Craig Baldwin from his Other Cinema archive. I became obsessed with the images showing the only Asian American woman in the film. During my residency at the Montalvo Arts Center, I worked on a DIY outdoor moviola, where I spent hundreds of hours lifting emulsion and placing it on the 16mm leader with clear tape and nail polish.

TT Takemoto’s
experimental films explore queer Asian American history and identity by manipulating archival footage through labor-intensive 35mm/16mm emulsion painting, scratching, and lifting processes. Takemoto received the Grand Jury Prize for Best Experimental Film at Slamdance and the Jury Prize for Best Experimental Film at the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival. Screenings include Ann Arbor, BFI Flare, Documenta15, Outfest, MIX NYC, CAAMfest, San Francisco International Film Festival, MIX Milan, Hamburg Queer Film Festival, MIX Mexico and Rio Gay Film Festival.

May 31 09:30 pm.
Cinema Intrastevere Hall 1

June 1 06:00 pm.
Cinema Intrastevere Hall 3