Win tickets to Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

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Big Joy reminds us that we too should follow our own weird

Our contest to win tickets to the Vancouver screening of Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton on Sunday, July 20 is now closed.  Congratulations to our winner: Alec Lewycky!

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

The Cinematheque presents Stephen Silha and Eric Slade’s rousing, biographical documentary Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton, about filmmaker, poet, and gay-rights activist James Broughton, preceded by Broughton’s much-celebrated short, The Bed (1968).

James Broughton was a multi-talented, “golden secret” of West Coast bohemia: he was a member of the postwar San Francisco Renaissance (that gave rise to the Beats), a leading figure in American avant-garde cinema, and a pioneering voice in gay liberation. This lively, award-winning documentary traces the life and career of the charismatic Broughton, whose creative passion flourished at a time of deep-seated homophobia in the United States. The film will be preceded by his erotic landmark from 1968, The Bed.

On Sunday, July 20, Director of Photography Ian Hinkle and Animator Michael Mann will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

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