Author: Flaming Classics

Dreaming of You: Selena’s Queer Legacy

by Manuel Betancourt Selena Quintanilla is the ultimate border-crossing queen. Born in Lake Jackson, Texas to a Mexican-American family, she managed what seemed impossible: she made crossover hits out of songs that combined elements from both sides of the border. But Selena doesn’t just exist at the...

The Doom Generation: A Heterosexual Movie

by Evan Purchell If there’s anything immediately shocking about Gregg Araki’s 1995 film The Doom Generation, it’s not the sex, the mayhem, the whatever – it’s the way it’s billed: “A Heterosexual Movie.” That Araki, whose aggressively gay previous films brought a punk charge to the...

Velvet in Furs: Velvet Goldmine

by Kyle Turner Alien. Otherworldly. Beyond the heavens. However you could describe David Bowie, all he had to say was, “I’m an instant star. Just add water and stir.” For the artist occasionally known as Ziggy Stardust—preceding the artists like Madonna and Lady Gaga—Bowie was aware...

PRESS RELEASE:  Flaming Classics Announces Back to School Series “Smoking in the Girls’ Room”

For immediate release
August 23, 2017

The Bill Cosford Cinema is excited to continue the film series: Flaming Classics. As Summer comes to a close, it’s time to go back to school with Flaming Classics: Smoking in the Girls’ Room. The curated films include three classic high school set films spanning the 80s, 90s and aughts. The series opens with SAVED! on Sunday August 27, followed by JAWBREAKER on Sunday November 5th, with filmmaker Darren Stein in attendance, and closes with HEATHERS on Sunday November 26th.