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Mar 6, 2019
Mar 6, 2019
segal theatre

Photo by Kevin Duffy

Wednesday 6 | 2:00pm | Segal Theatre

US | 2015 | 76 minutes | directed by Kevin Duffy

The documentary begins in 1990, near the height of the AIDS crisis in the US.
John Fleck was attacked by the US Government as one of the NEA 4, when
funding to three queer artists and a prominent straight feminist was reversed
by the National Endowment for the Arts. A sit-down interview with Fleck cuts
between archival video of performances spanning four decades and presentday
vérité footage as he rehearses and performs in New York and California for
an NEA 4 20th reunion performance. The documentary shows the previously
unseen footage of the censored performance and culminates with his triumphal
anniversary show.

Photo by Joey Krebs

Kevin Duffy directed, produced, shot and edited the documentary
feature, John Fleck Is Who You Want Him to Be, for which distribution
is pending. The film, or excerpts from it have screened at the
American Cinematheque, Los Angeles, the Los Feliz 3 Cinema, the
New York Indie Theater Film Festival, CalArts and the New Museum,
New York. Duffy’s first independent feature, Becoming Blonde
(2010) starring Mink Stole is distributed by Ariztical Entertainment
and has screened on Here TV and VOD. Duffy’s short film, Cheap
Flight, (1996) screened on the Sundance Channel, at the Hamptons
International Film Festival, the American Cinematheque and other
venues. A graduate of New York University, Duffy won a Fellowship
in Playwriting from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He received
an M.F.A. in screenwriting from the American Film Institute.