The Disco years

United States, 1991

Film
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Tom is in his final year of High School, desperately fighting against his attraction for the athletic Matt. In the overtly homophobic environment of school there is no-one Tom can talk to about his sexuality. Except, maybe, for the new teacher Mr. Reece? This bittersweet short film is a very funny and very poignant story about coming out as gay in the late seventies, in the disco years, where liberation began on the dancefloor. With Matt Nolan and Dennis Christopher.

Credits

production company

RLK Productions

co-producer

Robert Lee King

John Peter James

Richard Hoffman

Duration

00:28:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1991

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

303702

Language

English

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Adolescence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adolescence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Coming out (Sexual orientation)

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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