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Film: Charles Atlas’s “Turning,” 2012

Still from Charles Atlas's "Turning," 2012
Still from Charles Atlas’s Turning, 2012.

Thursday, April 25, 2013
8 pm
Ring Auditorium 

Video artist Atlas created the sets for Antony and the Johnsons’ 2006 European tour. His designs included projections as well as a rotating onstage platform. Concert footage is here, but at the center of Atlas’s documentary are interviews conducted by bandleader Antony Hegarty with those who performed on this perch—thirteen women and transsexuals. The band’s haunting music and these discussions about gender, sexuality, identity, and empowerment provide alternative meanings to the title.

Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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