- Fri, Oct 6
Director: Arthur J. Bressan Jr. Run Time: 78 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1977
The Queer Film Guide’s Kyle Turner in Person!
From conversations about the fight for equal rights to debates about abortion access, Arthur J. Bressan Jr.’s incredible documentary GAY USA feels as fresh and incisive in its observations about the landscape of civil rights and celebration as it did when it was made. The film was shot on a single day, June 26, 1977, and simultaneously at several different gay Pride parades across the country, from New York to Los Angeles, by 25 camera crews, under the coordination of the filmmaker. GAY USA is a tremendous landmark of gay rights as it was still evolving, on the ground and from the perspective of people who were courageous enough to be there. Brattle Debut!