Film

The Boys in the Band

 
 
Fri, May 3, 2013
  • 4:30PM
  • 9:30PM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 119 minutes
RATED: R
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $8
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
 
 
 
 
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Directed by William Friedkin | 1970

With Cliff Gorman, Leonard Frey, Kenneth Nelson, Frederick Combs

“The sizzle of the bon mot-tossing ensemble, intact from the stage original, is bracing and fuels the film's momentum.”
—Slant Magazine

At once groundbreaking and an of-the-era time capsule, Friedkin’s adaptation of Matt Crowley’s landmark play is loaded with endlessly quotable bon mots and was one of the first depictions of gay male culture on screen. Aging queer Michael (Nelson) throws a birthday party for ultra-camp friend Harold (Frey) – but things take a dark turn when an unexpected guest shows up. Celluloid Closet author Vito Russo called it “the best and most potent argument for gay liberation ever offered in a popular art form.”

 
 
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