The compère of a seedy strip club struggles to keep one step ahead of the bookies to whom he owes money. Read More »
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The 16 years old gay Eddie runs away from home, where he’s constantly harassed by his father. Read More »
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) Billy Wilder, Robert Stephens, Christopher Lee, Colin Blakely
Director Billy Wilder adds a new and intriguing twist to the personality of intrepid detective Sherlock Holmes. Read More »
A youthful female designer is on the edge of an affair with a married man executive in the firm where she works. Read More »
Ferdydurke / 30 Door Key (1991) Jerzy Skolimowski, Iain Glen, Robert Stephens, Crispin Glover, Drama
A young writer in 1939 Warsaw faces the conflict of acting his age or relapsing into childhood during the brink of World War II. Based on the famous novel Ferdydurke by Witold Gombrowicz.
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Black and white, gay and straight, mothers and daughters, class, and coming of age. Jo is working class, in her teens, living with her drunk and libidinous mother in northern England. When mom marries impulsively, Jo is out on the streets; she and Geoffrey, a gay co worker who’s adrift himself, find a room together. Then Jo finds herself pregnant after a one night stand with Jimmy, a Black sailor. Geoffrey takes over the preparations for the baby’s birth, and becomes, in effect, the child’s father. The three of them seem to have things sorted out when Jo’s mother reappears on the scene, assertive and domineering. Which “family” will emerge?
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