Chromakey Lavender, a Queer Film Screening: The Living End

Chromakey Lavender: The Queerness of Cult Films

screens The Living End


Please join 156 Studio Projects in a screening of The Living End, the fifth in a series of monthly screenings of influential queer films of cult notoriety. Screened in the gallery space of 156 Augusta, this series will spotlight queer films of controversial and or/idiosyncratic quality. Each film will be followed by a discussion of its relationship, relevance and impact on LGBTQ+ culture.

An early entry in the New Queer Cinema genre, Gregg Araki's "The Living End" follows the unconventional meeting of Luke and Jon, two gay and HIV-positive young men who who embark on a dangerous and hedonistic journey after a violent encounter.

PWYC (Recommended: 5$) Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.


Doors: 6:30PM

Film: 7:00PM

Discussion 8:15PM - 9:30

Unfortunately, 156 Studio Projects is currently not a wheelchair accessible space, but we will actively be working to change this in the near future.

ABOUT THE CHROMAKEY LAVENDER: regarding the two words in the title - chromakey: the background colour used in screen based editing to superimpose an augmented image or video by mapping it to a single uncommon colour. Lavender: in reference to lavender linguistics, a concept developed to bracket the ever evolving, ever intriguing expressive patterns of queer culture. Together, Chromakey Lavender refers to the unseen forces percolating in the background of film culture upon which queer lifeways are presented in order to represent a diverse and subversive community.

Chromakey Lavender is a series co curated by Sami Alwani and Philip Ocampo

ABOUT THE SPACE: 156 Studio Projects is an artist run space located in Toronto, Canada. In the heart of Kensington Market, this space supports emerging art and art projects with programming made with the intention of encouraging creative processes. All money made from 156 programming will go back directly into operational costs that will allow us to continue to provide spaces and opportunity to emerging artists and designers.

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Chromakey Lavender, a Queer Film Screening: The Living End

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