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Word Is Out: A Queer Film Classic (Queer Film Classics)

Word Is Out: A Queer Film Classic (Queer Film Classics)

Current price: $14.95
Publication Date: December 6th, 2011
Publisher:
Arsenal Pulp Press
ISBN:
9781551524207
Pages:
160
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Description

A Queer Film Classic on the groundbreaking 1977 documentary that profiles the lives of gay men and lesbians of different ages, races, and backgrounds, and played a role in the then-nascent struggle for gay rights (being released at the same time as Anita Bryant waged her anti-gay campaign in Florida). Greg Youmans is a scholar, maker, and programmer of queer film and video. Arsenal's Queer Film Classics series cover some of the most important and influential films about and by LGBTQ people.

About the Author

Greg Youmans: Greg Youmans is a scholar, maker, and programmer of queer film and video. His research focuses on gay and lesbian activist and experimental filmmaking of the late 1970s, in the context of the rise of the religious right and the channeling of gay and lesbian politics into a liberal, rights-based agenda. He also creates an ongoing video series with Chris Vargas, entitled Falling in Love...with Chris and Greg.

Praise for Word Is Out: A Queer Film Classic (Queer Film Classics)

"Through its reading of this single film, the book advances a compelling and original frame for understanding the political transformations of the late 1970sshowing, quite brilliantly, how movement politics and film aesthetics were inextricably linked." Film Quarterly