Do you know about Clyde Petersen, the Seattle artist/musician/filmmaker? He is a force. But not a forceful force. He's more like a radical shift in the air. He's political but not oppositional because he just doesn't even start from the terms as they are given. He goes a different way entirely , joining and bringing with him a giant bunch of other people who feel the same way, that things are crazy, that people who feel this way aren't alone, and that even if everything in the world feels wrong, you still have each other, and music, and art, and laughing and puppets and Lake Washington. You could talk about queer and trans politics, or you could just say that Boating with Clyde...is about getting off this land and entering a very different world to meet up with some people you will really value.
Tonight, as part of the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, the Northwest Film Forum screens a special edition of Boating with Clyde, curated by Petersen specifically for SLGFF, and featuring "regional queer musicians, scientists, and authors performing songs and musing on science and culture, paired with puppet shows starring queer underwater news anchorfish. Prepare for a fun melding of music, philosophy, and storytelling—with a few live surprises!" Full info here.