Pioneers of Queer Cinema
Screening Dates
  • September 25, 2022 6:30
New Restoration

Serious and investigative, it also contains compelling personal stories that make it riveting and entertaining.”

Emanuel Levy, Variety

Based on the landmark book by Allan Bérubé about homosexuals in the military during World War II, Arthur Dong’s cornerstone representation of the systemic and administrative subjugation of queer communities fuses captivating interviews with nine gay women and men with archival images and documentation, as well as the 1993 U.S. Congressional debates around gays in the military. The political birth of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in this era serves as a prescient backdrop to the protagonists’ heartfelt and resilient stories. – Todd Wiener

New 4K restoration by IndieCollect and UCLA Film & Television Archive with funding provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and IndieCollect Donors Circle

A skillfully woven, absorbing portrait with a bitter undertone.” Stephen Holden, New York Times

preceded by

USA 1970
Pat Rocco
17 min. DCP

An earnestly forthright and sensitive non-fiction interview with Jennifer Micheals, the film’s transgender protagonist, Changes includes what would become Pat Rocco’s cinematic legacy—capturing his subjects claiming traditional heteronormative Los Angeles spaces as their own queer landscape. – Todd Wiener

Restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive on behalf of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project