Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Dec 9, 2016
7:30pm

In Person Guests!
JOHN FLECK IS WHO YOU WANT HIM TO BE
Discussion following with John Fleck and director Kevin Duffy.
JOHN FLECK IS WHO YOU WANT HIM TO BE
2015, 70 min, USA, Dir: Kevin Duffy

Legendary performance artist John Fleck was the target of government-sanctioned homophobia at the height of the so-called "Culture Wars" and the AIDS crisis, leading ultimately to an ambiguous U.S. Supreme Court ruling with implications for the freedom of speech, government funding for the arts and the separation of church and state. An exploration of shifting identity and how we define ourselves in relation to the other, this groundbreaking documentary from Cinematheque shorts program alumnus Kevin Duffy trails Fleck as he prepares for performances at the New Museum in New York and California State University, Long Beach, intercutting 25 years’ worth of archival footage (including shocking performance footage not seen since the 1990 controversy) with a compelling interview in a kaleidoscopic portrait of this revolutionary artist and ultimate survivor.


Screening format: Blu-ray
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian • Fri, Dec 9, 2016 • 7:30pm