WBEZ | Gregg Araki http://www.wbez.org/tags/gregg-araki Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en New Queer Cinema Movement darling goes 'Kaboom' http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-18/new-queer-cinema-movement-darling-goes-kaboom-82516 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Kaboom movie IFC films resize.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Gregg Araki is considered one of the darlings of the early '90s New Queer Cinema movement. Films like <em><a target="_blank" href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104745/">The Living End</a> </em>and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112887/"><em>The Doom Generation</em></a> were sexually explicit and decidedly confrontational &ndash;a filmed version of the popular political slogan&nbsp; &quot;We&rsquo;re here, we&rsquo;re queer, get used to it.&quot;</p><p>In recent years Araki&rsquo;s filmmaking has moved in more somber directions. But he&rsquo;s back with a film both darkly apocalyptic and hilariously angst ridden. <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1523483/" target="_blank"><em>Kaboom</em></a> is its name and <em>Eight Forty-Eight's</em> regular film critic Hank Sartin stopped by to share his thoughts. Sartin's a senior editor at <a target="_blank" href="http://timeoutchicago.com/"><em>Time Out Chicago</em></a>. <br /> <br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/andeverythingisgoingfine"><em>Everything Is Going Fine</em></a> opens in Chicago Friday at the Gene Siskel Film Center.</p><p>The Chicago opening of <em>Kaboom</em> is Friday at the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/features/kaboom">Music Box Theatre</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:12:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-18/new-queer-cinema-movement-darling-goes-kaboom-82516