Archive for May 28th, 2008

Outfest Wednesdays…

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008



OUTFEST WEDNESDAY: Un Chant D’Amour (1950)


Wednesday, May 28, 7:30pm Rigler Theatre @ The Egyptian



UN CHANT D’AMOUR (A Song of Love) – brand new 35mm print, restored and uncensored!

Dir. Jean Genet, France, 1950, 25 min.


Outlaw writer Jean Genet originally made the silent film UN CHANT’ D’AMOUR for Parisian gay porn collectors. Set in a prison, the sexual fantasies of the prisoners are played out in the sado-masochistic environment of their surroundings. Banned in France upon its release for explicit sexuality, the film is voyeuristic and erotic while remarkably poetic and romantic.  Genet’s sole directorial effort has proved its importance in queer film culture, influencing works from Andy Warhol to Todd Haynes.




Dir. Antoine Bourseiller, France, 1981, 52 mins

 Jean Genet speaks candidly in 1981 about his prison experiences, his sexuality, and his work.