+ World Premiere of Jef Barbara « Pas Gentille » video
Kieran Turner | É.-U. 2011 | 102 min.
in association with image+nation
22 SEPT, 20H00, FILM BOX
(Quartiers POP – 3450 St-Urbain, 3rd Flr)
“In this fantastically revelatory documentary the charismatic glam rocker’s story emerges as one of rock’n'roll’s great tragedies” – Andrew Pulver, The Guardian
Known as the first openly gay rock star, Jobriath’s reign was brief. Done in by an over-hyped publicity machine, shunned by the gay community, and dismissed by most critics, Jobriath was excommunicated from the music business and retreated to the Chelsea Hotel, where he died forgotten in 1983 at the age of 37, one of the earliest casualties of AIDS. Through interviews, archival material and animation, experience the heartbreaking, unbelievable story of Jobriath. Narrated by Henry Rollins and featuring interviews with Jerry Brandt, Stephin Merritt, Jac Holzman, Dennis Christopher, Marc Almond, Ann Magnuson, Jayne County and many more.
Print Source :
Jeffrey Winter – firstname.lastname@example.org
Plays with the World Premiere of Jef Barbara’s video for the Francoise Hardy cover « Pas Gentille », to be featured on his forthcoming EP « Post-exposure ». Video directors Jessica Reina Rainville, Jess Lee and co-star Matt Daye will also be in attendance!
Title: Pas Gentille
Video by: Jessica Rainville & Jess Lee
Run time: approximately 4 min 15
Image credit: Minelly Kamemura
Featuring: Jef Barbara & Matt Daye
Jef Barbara Website :