The Bent Lens: A World Guide to Gay and Lesbian Film

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'An excellent compendium, a must for any film enthusiast's library.'Marcus Hu, Co-President of Strand Releasing, co-producer of The Living End, Frisk and Psycho Beach Party, executive producer of Grief, associate producer of Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss.'The Bent Lens is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in queerfilm It's comprehensive and reliable - and it's also a great read.'Richard King - Executive Officer - Mardi Gras Film Festival, SydneyAustralia. '[The authors have left] no stone unturned, (and no closet locked) in [their] investigating and recording of queer cinema. Authoritative and complete, TheBent Lens is the first of its kind, and the best of its kind. An invaluableguide!'Georgie Lewis - Marketing and Publicity Manager, Powells.com bookstoreThe Bent Lens is widely regarded as the definitive international guide to gay, lesbian and queer film. With film descriptions and production details, it provides all the information you need to decide what film or video to watch next.Feature films, documentaries and short films are listed in a handy A-Z format, and there are comprehensive indexes to help you find the kinds of films you are most interested in. There are also listings of over 500 film distributors and sales agents, as well as gay and lesbian film festivals around the world.This second edition has been fully updated, and includes 2500 titles from over 50 countries spanning gay and lesbian filmmaking from 1914 to the present. New essays from experts Barbara Hammer, Judith Halberstam, Helen Hok-Sze Leung and Daniel Mudie Cunningham explore gay and lesbian film traditions and how gay identity is viewed in Western and non-Western film cultures.The Bent Lens is a 'must' for all film and video aficionados, and those working in the film industry and film education fields.