Queer Genius and Trivia

Join us for online and in-person pre-show trivia and screening of Queer Genius at the Kitchener Farmer’s Market. If you are unable to meet in person (physically distanced with a mask on), there will be a 24 online access code to view independently. Register for a ticket to receive the online screening code and zoom link for the pre-show trivia.

Free event – donations accepted on the ticket link.

We are contact tracing this event, so you must pre-register to attend in person. We are capping attendees at 20 people to abide by provincial gathering laws. Masks are mandatory. If you are no longer able to attend after registration, please email us at rainbowreelsfilm@gmail.com asap so we can offer the ticket to someone else.

Hot drinks provided by The Yeti Cafe. Overhead heaters will be turned on, but still dress for the weather. Kamikaze Gifts will be there selling reusable masks.


Queer Genius is a creative documentary featuring fine artist portraits of QPOC & GLBTQ experimental artists: Barbara Hammer, Eileen Myles, Black Quantum Futurism, Moor Mother, and Jibz Cameron/Dynasty Handbag. The film examines each artist’s creative life, personal challenges, and asks the question “what is genius?” Each subject provides a unique and personal perspective on new ways to think about and view the concept of “genius” from a fine arts perspective discussing and preserving queer female avant-garde legacies across generation.

Official website: https://queergeniusfilm.com/

About the filmmaker:

Chet Pancake is an award-winning filmmaker, video, new media, and sound artist. They have exhibited at national and international venues such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA,) Frameline Film Festival, HBO’s NewFest (NYC), Murray Art Museum Albury, Australia, Shanghai Conservatory – Shanghai PRC, and Academy of Fine Arts, Prague.

Pancake’s narrative and experimental documentary work has been screened at over 150 venues nationally, as well as broadcast (entirely or as excerpts) in the US and UK on the Sundance Channel, PBS, FreeSpeech Television, and the CommunityChannelUK. Their films are nationally & internationally distributed by Bullfrog Films and Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre and are held in permanent collections in over 75 university and museum archives nationally. Pancake is an Assistant Professor, Assistant Chair in the Film and Media Arts Program at Temple University.

Our COVID-19 Protocols:
-wear a mask
-we will sanitize the chairs before event
-chairs will be spaced six feet/two metres apart from other groups
-sanitizer will be available at entrance/exits and outside the bathroom
-stay home and join us online if you are sick, have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 while you were not wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), or have travelled in the last 14 days
-for contact tracing purposes we will ask for your name and contact info (FB or #) upon arrival

Thank you to our funders: City of Kitchener Tier 2, City of Waterloo, RoW Arts Fund. Huge thank you to our partnership with The Kitchener Farmers Market for making this event possible

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