South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Director: Dirk Schafer
Specs: USA 2001 35mm 120min
Pecs, poppers and parties – particularly the flesh pits of the famed Circuit raves – is the subject matter of Dirk Shafer’s second film, and which proved to be one of the most popular films when it screened at OIA last year.
John’s a cop, persecuted in his small hometown for being gay, he moves to L.A at the invitation of his cousin Tad who, incidentally, is making a documentary about the circus that is the Circuit. John, literally sucked into the world of techno, drugs, penile injections (ouch!) and glistening flesh, hangs with hustler Hector and learns, turns, a trick or two.
Shafer cleverly uses the film within a film to handle the subplots, commenting on a life-style that has the depth of a spinning mirror ball.
Dirk Shafer is a guest of the Festival.
Out In Africa
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CT Fri 19 / 10.15pm Mon 22 / 10.15pm Sat 27 / 10pm
Dbn Sat 3 / 6pm
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