Filmmaker Stephen Kijak talks about his unmissable doc. ROCK HUDSON: ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWED

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Bafta Nominated American filmmaker Stephen Kijak has carved out quite a niche making some critically acclaimed documentaries about musicians such as Scott Walker, The Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Backstreet Boys, and more recently  The Smiths. For his latest film, however, he has captured the narrative of the life of one of Hollywood’s golden matinee idols ROCK HUDSON.     The star of such great movies as Giant, Hudson enjoyed a career that lasted more than three decades.  

Although discreet regarding his sexual orientation, it was known among Hudson’s colleagues in the film industry that he was gayThis didn’t become public knowledge until 1984 when  Hudson was diagnosed with AIDS. The following year, he became one of the first celebrities to disclose his AIDS diagnosis. Hudson was the first major celebrity to die from an AIDS-related illness, on October 2, 1985, at age 59

Hijak’s film is a wonderful celebration of a great actor who even in the closet enjoyed a rather fabulous life, and how his death unwittingly propelled the AIDS Pandemic finally into public conversations that were so long overdue.

This affectionate  profile of a real star will be unmissable to those of us who remember him BUT it should also be compulsory viewing for young gay men who haven’t, so they can appreciate  such an important era in our community’s history 

NB The movie will have its World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival and then will screen at Provincetown Film Festival and Frameline before HBO premieres it on June 28th 

Queerguru talks with Agniia Gladanova & Igor Myakotin about their new documentary QUEENDOM

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Agniia Gladanova & Igor Myakotin talk to Queerguru about their new documentary QUEENDOM which is the story of Gena, a queer artist from a small town in Russia, stages radical performances in public that become a new form of art and activism – and put her life in danger.

The interview with Roger Walker-Dack was filmed by Dan Desjardins at Provincetown International Film Festival

Robbie Lawlor enthuses about the excellent HOW TO TELL A SECRET which he ‘stars’ in

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PS You can read Queerguru’s full review of  How To Tell A Secret HERE

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