The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: United States
Run Time: 90 minutes
“How sexy are we gonna get here?” THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN showcases the life of the popular San Francisco writer and author who rose to fame for his entertaining yet controversial “Tales of the City” newspaper column in the San Francisco Chronicle in the 1970s. What later became a series of novels and a PBS miniseries, his fictional articles gradually incorporated gay and transgendered storylines to give the growing LGBT community of San Francisco characters to whom they could relate. The film features candid talks with Maupin about intimate details of his life including his revolutionary writing, conservative Southern roots, steamy sexual encounters, and ongoing love affair with his husband and the city of San Francisco, then and now. Notable celebrities such as actors Laura Linney and Sir Ian McKellen, comedian Margaret Cho, and author Amy Tan weigh in with their personal accounts of how Maupin and his body of work have made a lasting impression on their lives and the world. —A.B.
Friday, April 07, 2017 at 11:20 AM
Saturday, April 08, 2017 at 9:50 PM
Recommended for High School Students +
Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Jennifer M. Kroot
Jennifer M. Kroot is a director, producer, and writer. She was born in San Francisco, California and studied at the San Francisco Art Institute.
"Sirens of the 23rd Century" (2003), "It Came from Kuchar" (2009), "To Be Takei" (2014)-38th CIFF, THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN (2017)
Gerry Kim, Mayuran Tiruchelvam, Jennifer M. Kroot