Pink Narcissus

Part of Fashion in Film Festival: Birds of Paradise
Sunday, April 17, 2011, 4:30 p.m.

Dir. James Bidgood. 1971, 71 mins. 35mm. With Bobby Kendall, Don Brooks. With a background in still photography and stage costume design but no training in film, Bidgood shot his cult classic Pink Narcissus on the cheap, using 8mm and 16mm stock. A series of homoerotic fantasies, the film has a singular aesthetic that is at once highly camp and deliberately trashy. Its charming naiveté evokes such early film pioneers as Méliès and de Chomón.

Free with Museum admission.

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