Queer Cinema: Lost & Found

KAMIKAZE HEARTS

Directed by Juliet Bashore

USA, 1986, 1h 27min, DCP

Queer Cinema: Lost & Found

There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

“Swift, complex and altogether challenging. A tempestuous, non-fiction love story. A wry sense of humor and compassion.”
Los Angeles Times

“Alternately distressing, instructive, contestable, and fascinating. A disturbing glimpse of the modification of bodies, feelings, and lives.”
The Chicago Reader

“Vibrant, gritty, enthralling.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“No taboos left to break. Only the camera, with verité charm, trembles during kisses here.”
The Village Voice

Queer Cinema: Lost & Found programmer Elizabeth Purchell will join us for a discussion on Friday, May 13.

Sex, drugs, and cinema all collide in Juliet Bashore’s searing documentary—or is it?—about San Francisco’s porn scene and the intense romantic relationship between superstar Sharon Mitchell and innocent newcomer Tigr. An unflinching examination of performance, identity, and cinema’s blurring of the real and the reel, KAMIKAZE HEARTS is a love story like no other. Newly restored.

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