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Karl McCool is an independent curator working in Philadelphia and New York. He received his BA in English Literature and LGBT Studies from Temple University. He has assisted Dirty Looks, initiating screenings by Chris E. Vargas and Brice Dellsperger, as well as historical revivals of Guy Hocquenghem and Lionel Soukaz’s ‘Race D’Ep!’ (Breed of Faggots), 1979 and Lothar Lambert’s ‘1 Berlin-Harlem,’ 1974.