Proteus (2003), preceded by Moscow Does Not Believe in Queers (1986)

Sunday, October 13, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

John Greyson in the World

See below for additional information.


Tickets: $10 Online; $9 General Admission; $8 non-UCLA students, Seniors, UCLA Alumni Association members (ID required); FREE for UCLA students (ID required).

Outfest members receive two for one admission at the Billy Wilder Theater box office!


Film and Television Archive
(310) 206-8588


Additional Information

'Proteus' (Canada/South Africa, 2003) Directed by John Greyson. With flourishes of design, costuming, metaphor and music, filmmaker John Greyson dramatizes an 18th-century anecdote of two men, black and white, imprisoned on South Africa’s infamous Robben Island (where Nelson Mandela was later incarcerated). Their discovered affair exposes the two to severe persecution as part of a politically motivated witch-hunt. 35mm, color, 100 min.

Preceded by: 'Moscow Does Not Believe in Queers' (1986) Directed by John Greyson. An eccentric and prescient video diary based on director John Greyson’s experience attending the 1986 Moscow Youth Festival as an out gay delegate. Digital video, color, 27 min.

In-person: Alexandra Juhasz, Professor of Media Studies, Pitzer College; Lucas Hilderbrand, Associate Professor, Film & Media Studies, University of California at Irvine; Alonso Duralde, Senior Programmer, Outfest.

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