Passing Strangers and Forbidden Letters

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Tue Jun 28, 7:30 pm
The Beacon Columbia City (Seattle)
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$12.50
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This double feature spotlights Arthur J. Bressan Jr., a queer cinema pioneer whose newly-restored films blend eroticism and art. In Passing Strangers (1974), a closeted teenager in San Francisco undergoes a radical awakening when he responds to an older man's personal ad. Forbidden Letters (1979) follows Larry on the day that his lover, Richard, is released from prison. Trying to clear his head, Larry reads through his unsent letters to Richard, and wonders whether their love will remain when he returns home. Bressan Jr.'s thoughtful narratives were love notes to gay liberation, but were sadly cut short due to his death from AIDS-related complications in 1987.

The Beacon

4405 Rainier Ave S. Seattle, WA 98118 Venue website

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