Bent (U.K./Japan, 1997)
Presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation
Abdullah Rasheen Hall, member of the Los Angeles #ResistMarch organizing committee will introduce the film.
Rabbi and Holocaust historian Michael Berenbaum will be in attendance for a conversation following the film. See bios below.
A rare representation of the brutal persecution of gay men in Nazi Germany, Bent follows Max (Clive Owen) from his carefree Berlin lifestyle into the harsh conditions of Dachau concentration camp, where he pretends to be Jewish to avoid homophobic stigma.
35mm, color, 105 min. Director: Sean Mathias. Production: Channel Four Films. Distribution: Park Circus. Producer: Michael Solinger, Dixie Linder, Martin Sherman. Screenwriter: Martin Sherman. Cinematographer: Yorgos Arvanitis. Composer: Philip Glass. Editor: Isabelle Lorente. Cast: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Brian Webber, Ian McKellen, Mick Jagger.
Abdullah Rasheen Hall is an advocate for LGBTQI equality throughout the United States. Hall serves on the board(s) of HRC as Volunteer Co-Chair and 1st year Governor, APAIT (Asian Pacific Aids Intervention Task Force), Volunteer Coordinator for GMCLA (Gay Men’s Chorus Los Angeles) and TCLA (Trans Chorus Los Angeles) as well as, singing with the Trans Chorus in the 2nd Tenor section. They are LGBTQ, Chair at Paramount Pictures where they works as a Dubbing Contract Administrator & Legal Assistant.
Michael Berenbaum is the Director of the Sigi Zieirng Institute: Exploring the Ethical and Religious Implications of the Holocaust and a Professor of Jewish Studies at the American Jewish University. The author and editor of 20 books, he was also the Executive Editor of the Second Edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica. He was Project Director overseeing the creation of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the first Director of its Research Institute and later served as President and CEO of the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, which took the testimony of 52,000 Holocaust survivor in 32 languages and 57 countries. His work in flim has won Emmy Awards and Academy Awards.
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