September 17, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Whitsell Auditorium

dir. Wu Tsang, 2012
Not Rated • 1 hr. 16 mins.

Wildness is a resonant portrait of the Silver Platter, a Latino Los Angeles LGBTQ+ bar. This documentary integrates elements of fiction and documentary structures to vividly portray Tsang’s multi-layered relationship with the bar. The film explores her role as an artist and activist, and a member of a younger generation introducing itself into a gay scene that started before the Stonewall riots (the Silver Platter’s birth year is 1963). Additionally, the impact of gentrification, and a changing city on the bar’s working class, Hispanic, and immigrant patrons is something Tsang implicates herself in when the weekly Wildness party brings art world crowds and attention.

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The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

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Still from Wildness