INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR.
First show: April 11
Director of Photography Keith Wilson IN PERSON to answer your questions Monday, April 14 at the 7:15pm show!
“A cheerfully unsettling exploration of mainstream representations of male homosexuality.” – Los Angeles Times
William Friedkin’s 1980 film CRUISING, starring Al Pacino as a New York City detective investigating a serial killer in the homosexual S&M underworld, was controversial from its inception. The set was picketed and the movie opened to outrage from the LGBT community and indifference from the ticket-buying public. As time went on, the film’s qualities were re-assessed and embraced by the very same LGBT community that initially dismissed it. Rumors have long circulated that forty minutes of footage – mostly taking place in the S&M club where Al Pacino seems to give in to the impulses around him – were excised in order to qualify for an ‘R’ rating.
In INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR., filmmakers James Franco and Travis Matthews create their own version of the “lost” material, whilst contemplating creative freedom/censorship, the cinematic representation of LGBT issues, and the process of depicting sex in film. Directed by James Franco & Travis Matthews. 2013. Digital. 60 mins.
INTERIOR. LEATHER BAR.: Upcoming Showtimes