In Search of Margo-Go

In Search of Margo-Go

A FILM BY: Jill Reiter
WRITTEN BY: Jill Reiter
STARRING: Jill Reiter, Kathleen Hanna, Iraya Robles

***Director Jill Reiter in person!***

In 1994, Jill Reiter began a feature starring Kathleen Hanna, called IN SEARCH OF MARGO-GO. Her playful synth-punk romp re-envisioned NYC club culture as an acid-hued comic book, equal parts LIQUID SKY and THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI. Reiter, recently collaborated with animator Katie Bush to finish the film after two decades, and will be on hand to present the film, alongside her underground classic short films, FRENZY and BIRTHDAY PARTY.

Jill Reiter is a filmmaker whose super 8 and 16mm films captured an ephemeral time in 1990s queer underground subculture. They have shown at the New Museum, The Whitney, The Kitchen & at film festivals in the U.S. and Europe. As an excavationist & curator of visual detritus of the 20th century, she has created subterranean montages that can be seen in large-scale video projections at nightclubs such as SF drag institution Heklina's Oasis, & museums including SFMOMA & Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Co-presented by Dirty Looks -- an LA-based platform for queer film, video and performance.

Music composed by LK Napolitano

Jill Reiter, Frenzy, Super8 on digital video, 12min., 1993
Jill Reiter, Birthday Party, super8 on video, 9min., 1993
Jill Reiter, In Search of Margo-Go, super8, 16mm, SD video and digital animation, 45min., 1994 / 2015

Technical Information

Production Year: 1994
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 65 mins
Format: DCP