'Zero Patience' (1993), preceded by 'The Attendant' (1993)

Saturday, November 17, 2012
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

NQC @ 20: Revisiting New Queer Cinema

See below for additional information.


$9 general admission; $8 non-UCLA students, seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required).

Free for UCLA students (current ID required).


UCLA Film & Television Archive
(310) 206-8013



Additional Information

'Zero Patience' (1993). Directed by John Greyson. John Greyson’s genre-bending feature explores/explodes the myth of the introduction of HIV to North America by one individual, dubbed “Patient Zero.” Greyson treats this notion with fanciful invention, positing a sinister plot to demonize a historic victim, and dressing up the scenario with outrageously staged musical numbers, effectively tempering rage with defiant humor and offering one restorative myth in place of another.

Preceded by: 'The Attendant' (1993). Directed by Isaac Julien. Fantasies of domination and submission are enacted by an art museum patron and a uniformed guard, prompted by a classical depiction of white slavers oppressing African slaves.

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