Roy Cohn/Jack Smith

Roy Cohn/Jack Smith
dir. Jill Godmilow/USA/1994/89 min.
place
date
time
Muranów, sala Gerard
2021-09-04
15:30

From one of the seminal theatrical events of the 90's “Roy Cohn/Jack Smith” about homophobia and AIDS – Jill Godmilow has crafted a dramatically deft, comic and terrifying film diptych of queer-on-queer. Roy Cohn, the homophobic right-wing lawyer and sleazy back-room politico, thunders against the Sodom and Gomorrah of homosexuality at a banquet for the American Society for the Protection of the Family - while across town and light years away, the notorious underground filmmaker of “Flaming Creatures” fame, Jack Smith, in flamboyant harem drag, constructs his own private resistance theatre from fragments of Arabian Nights kitsch, avant-garde film feuds and passionate B movie camp.

Cohn and Smith had nothing in common except their homosexuality and their death from AIDS in the late 1980's. Vawter, who accepts and produces both men in his own voice and body, also died of AIDS, six months after the film was shot.

READ MORE
HIDE

  • projection time:
    89 min.
  • country/year:
    USA /1994
  • director:
    Jill Godmilow
  • pictures:
    Ellen Kuras
  • production:
    Jonathan Demme, Ted Hope, James Schamus, Marianne Weems / Good Machine, Pomodori Foundation, The Laboratory for Icon & Idiom
  • awards :
    1994 – Toronto IFF, 1995 – Berlin IFF; 1995 – Jerusalem FF; 1995 – Minneapolis/St. Paul Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender FF; 1995 - Torino International Festival of Films About Homosexuality; 1995 – Boston Gay & Lesbian FF; 1995 – Melbourne & Sydney FF; 1995 - Troia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival; 1995 - Lisbon Arts Festival; 1995 – San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay FF; 1995 - Montreal Festival of Nouveau Cinema; 1995 – Galway FF; 1995 – Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian FF

Inne filmy z sekcji

A Queer Perspective

Resztę wymyślam
Archiwistyczna brygada ratownicza
SCUM Manifesto
Inne filmy z tagiem

psychology

Już tu nie wrócę
Nie wszystko będzie dobrze
Klasa Pana Bachmanna
Inne filmy z konkursu

Audience Award

Bałkański groove
Erwin Olaf - dziedzictwo fotografa
Wilki u bram
 
Doc shop
Buy our films on DVD
NEWSLETTER
Sign up and stay up to date

To optimize the content available on our website and to adjust it to your unique needs, we use the information stored in cookie files on the users devices. The user can control cookie files with the settings of his or her internet browser. Further use of our website without changing browser settings means that the user accepts the use of cookie files. Read more in: Privacy Policy

OK