BOULEVARD
2014, Starz Digital Media, 88 min, USA, Dir: Dito Montiel

Robin Williams’ final film offers a haunting look at a man leading a double life. Nolan Mack (Williams) shuffles between his job at a Nashville bank, the house he shares with wife Joy (Kathy Baker) and his father’s nursing home the same way he has for years, until he spots Leo (Roberto Aguire) on the boulevard. Nolan picks the young hustler up not for sex but for conversation, but as their meetings continue his comfortable façade grows increasingly difficult to maintain. With Bob Odenkirk. “[A] tender but unsentimental take on a story that benefits from finesse.” - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter.


DEREK
2008, Kino Lorber, 76 min, UK, Dir: Isaac Julien, Bernard Rose

This poetic documentary profiles artist, filmmaker and gay activist Derek Jarman. Tilda Swinton (who made her feature debut in Jarman’s CARAVAGGIO) wrote and narrated the film, which also includes numerous clips from Jarman films as well as footage from the director’s personal archives.


THE BOYS IN THE BAND
1970, Hollywood Classics, 120 min, USA, Dir: William Friedkin

Director William Friedkin’s breakthrough film (and one of the first Hollywood films with an all-gay theme), BOYS IN THE BAND is a scathingly funny bitch-fest swirling around nine gay men who gather for the birthday party of Harold (Leonard Frey), a self-described "32-year-old, ugly, pockmarked Jew fairy." Friedkin adapted Mart Crowley’s landmark Off-Broadway play with a stunning sureness of control - almost the entire film is set in a single room, and Friedkin slowly, brilliantly transforms the space into a battlefield of fierce pride and wounded emotions. With Cliff Gorman, Laurence Luckinbill.


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