Thursday, July 23, 2009

Booked! AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK

AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK
Richard Laxton, UK, 2009, 74 min

At the ripe old age of 70, having lived most of his life as an outsider in his own country, British eccentric Quentin Crisp (John Hurt, reprising his iconic role from the 1975 classic THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT) leaps across the pond to America, amid the flourishing gay scene of New York City in the 70s. With his unique brand of wry, observational wit, Crisp quickly becomes an icon in the LGBT community. But after an offhand remark about AIDS being merely another fad, he finds himself ostracized by the same community that once embraced him for being unapologetically himself. Offering a perceptive view of the fractured state of the LGBT community, this film also pays tribute to a man who was never anything less than true to his own spirit.

1 comment:

Bob said...

Looks to be something I would enjoy immensely. I am looking very much forward to this film. Just one of MANY I'm sure will be offered at this year's ImageOut festival!