Yale-educated and born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Sam Wagstaff s transformation from innovative museum curator to Robert Mapplethorpe s lover and patron is intensively probed in BLACK WHITE + GRAY. During the heady years of the 1970s and 1980s, the New York City art scene was abuzz with a new spirit, and Mapplethorpe would be at the center of it. Wagstaff pulled him from his suburban Queens existence, gave him a camera and brought him into this art world that seemed to be waiting for him, creating the man whose infamous images instilled emotions ranging from awe to anger. In turn, Mapplethorpe brought the formerly starched-shirt preppie to the world of drugs and gay S&M sex, well-documented in his still-startling photographs. Twenty-five years separated the lovers, but their relationship was symbiotic to its core, and the two remained together forever. The film also explores the relationship both men had with musician/poet Patti Smith, whose 1975 debut album Horses catapulted her to fame. The film features additional interviews with novelist Dominick Dunne, photographer Ralph Gibson and art historian John Richardson, among many others.
**Official Selection Tribeca International Film Festival **Official Selection SilverDocs AFI/Discovery Documentary Festival
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Before & After Stonewall: 25th Anniversary Edition
Manufacturer: FIRST RUN FEATURES
On June 28, 1969, the NYPD raided the Stonewall Inn, a mafia-run gay bar in New York's Greenwich Village, leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the gay pride movement had begun. These two seminal documentaries tell the remarkable tale of how homosexuals, a heretofore hidden and despised group, became a vibrant and integral part of America's family, and, indeed, the world community. Featuring Dorothy Allison, Michael Bronski, Rita Mae Brown, Barney Frank, Barbara Gittings, Arnie Kantrowitz, Larry Kramer, Craig Lucas, Armistead Maupin, Leslea Newman, Barbara Smith, and many more!BEFORE STONEWALL Experience the fascinating and unforgettable history of homosexuality in America through eye-opening historical footage and interviews with those who lived through it. Revealing and often humorous, this widely acclaimed film re-lives events from the 1920s up until the fevered 1969 riots. "Required viewing." -- The Apollo GuideAFTER STONEWALLAfter Stonewall chronicles lesbian and gay life from the 1969 Stonewall riots to the new century, capturing the hard work, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced. It also explores the impact that AIDS had on the movement, and the new direction it took as a result. "Entertaining and enlightening!" - Los Angeles TimesBonus Features: Numerous interviews and bonus scenes with Barney Frank, Allen Ginsburg and many others
Called 'a classic gay coming of age story' by The Los Angeles Times, EDGE OF SEVENTEEN is now remastered and re-released in a new director-approved HD restoration. Set in the summer of 1984 in Sandusky, Ohio, teenager Eric Hunter is terrified and exhilarated by his sexual attraction to Rod, a college student and co-worker at a local fast food joint. But, Eric's sexual awakening is complicated by his new romance with his best friend Maggie. Featuring Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black) and an upbeat 80's soundtrack that includes the Eurythmics and Bronski Beat, this critically acclaimed film continues to set the standard for all generations. Blu-ray Specs: Widescreen 1080p HD Video Remixed 5.1 DTS-HD Surround Sound English SDH Spanish Subtitles Bonus Features: - Interview with Director David Moreton & Writer Todd Stephens (HD) - Deleted Scenes - Original Theatrical Trailer (HD) - Other Strand Trailers (HD)
Manufacturer: E.I. Independent
Brand: First Look Home Entertainment
Now available as a DVD-R from Seduction Cinema Studios! Cynthia and Morgana (real-life sisters Misty Mundae and Chelsea Mundae) share a tense love/hate relationship that has reached its breaking point. Cynthia is sexually promiscuous, crass and flamboyant, Morgana quiet and repressed. The accidental murder of a young woman sends them on a panic-stricken journey with the dead body stuffed in the trunk. Heading for the hills in search of a burial site, they discover a deserted cabin...and a sexy femme fatale named Juli (Julian Wells) with a gun and a bizarre idea for some hot and ultra-sensual fun. Juli puts Cynthia and Morgana through an ever-intensifying series of seductive tests with a mysterious beauty to determine how far each will go in the struggle to survive. Soon all secrets are revealed, and all hell breaks loose in an orgy of uninhibited lesbian eroticism and kinky menace that pits female against female, lover against lover. It s a game where only the strongest - and naughtiest - will make it out alive.
From the director of BLISSFULLY YOURS and TROPICAL MALADY. A film in two parts which sometimes echo each other. The two central characters are inspired by the filmmaker's parents, in the years before they became lovers. The first part focuses on a woman doctor, and is set in a space reminiscent of the world in which the filmmaker was born and raised. The second part focuses on a male doctor, and is set in a more contemporary space much like the world in which the filmmaker presently lives. Pearls of wisdom, descriptions of syndromes and fragments of time crystallize in luminous atmospheres and dot the modern architecture of the film, creating a charming, quiet incantation. SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY was one of seven films commissioned for the Weiner Mozart New Crowned Hope Festival, Vienna 2006.