“A pro-gay masterpiece with every imaginable person-type…it says all the things you’ve always yearned to be able to squeeze into one up-front speech…to the straight person, this film will serve as a most complete educational devise as to what gay is all about.”
—Pat Rocco, Data-Boy
“Spontaneous, heartwarming, comic, sincere, to the point, proud without conceit, and above all deeply emotive…it is a viewing pleasure for anyone interested in humanity.”
—Tom Polk, Pacific Coast Times
Queer Cinema: Lost & Found programmer Elizabeth Purchell will join us for a discussion after the June 17 screening.
Made as a direct response to Anita Bryant’s anti-gay crusade, pioneering gay filmmaker Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.’s GAY U.S.A captures the spirit and politics of the liberation movement at a crucial moment in history. Shot at five different Pride parades across the United States on the same day in 1977, GAY U.S.A. is a testament to just how far we’ve come—and how far we still have left to go. Presented alongside Bressan’s rare 1972 Pride short, COMING OUT. Newly restored.