LA Plays Itself

Friday, October 20 - Saturday, October 21, 2023

“The Kenneth Anger to Wakefield Poole’s Warhol; the Altamont to his Woodstock, literally bulldozing over the idyllic pastoral sex of Poole’s BOYS IN THE SAND in favor of something darker, rougher, and altogether more real. Fred Halsted’s debut feature is a landmark of early gay film, setting the experimental streak that runs through the works of Roger Earl, Joe Gage, Michael Zen, and so many others. In a year where yet another tepid gay drama is being lauded by critics, this is a reminder that we can and should have so much more.” – Liz Purchell, Letterboxd

Screening as part of our series The Red Eye

  • Country USA
  • Year 1972
  • Running Time 51 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Altered Innocence
  • Director Fred Halsted
  • Cast Jim Frost, Rick Coates, Fred Halsted, Joey Yale
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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