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No Straight Lines, the Rise of Queer Comics

No Straight Lines, the Rise of Queer Comics

Vivian Kleiman

United States | 2021 | 1 h 18 min
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The road for queer comics from the margins of the underground comics scene to mainstream acceptance was fraught with challenges. No Straight Lines chronicles the journeys of five scrappy LGBTQ artists — Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Mary Wings, Rupert Kinnard, and Jennifer Camper — from their early DIY work to the international stage, and offers a fascinating window into everything from the AIDS crisis to the search for love and a good haircut.
Other festivals:
Afi Docs, United States (2021)
Frameline Lgbtq + Film Festival, United States (2021)
Tribeca Film Festival, United States (2021)
Sheffield Doc/​Fest UK (2021)
Outfest Los Angeles, Grand Jury Prize Documentary Feature, United States (2021)

Director Vivian Kleiman
Production Justin Hall
Executive Production Gerald Herman, Cort Lane, Ellen M. Poss, Greg Sirota
Editing Christiane Badgley, Linda Peckham
Artists Suzanne Slatcher
Cinematography Andrew Black
Animation Suzanne Slatcher
Music ALTYNAÏ, René-Marc Bini

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Vivian Kleiman

Vivian Kleiman

Vivian Kleiman is a Peabody Award-winning filmmaker whose work is noted for its cultural and stylistic diversity. A longtime producer with storied Black gay filmmaker Marlon Riggs, her credits include additional cinematography on his landmark documentary Tongues Untied. Vivian was nominated for a National Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for her work with Riggs on Color Adjustment.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Selected films:
El último día de libertad (2015)
Families Are Forever (2014)
Strong! (2012)
Always My Son (2010)
Maquilapolis (2006)

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