Friday, June 12, 2015
Next Monday At The Bezazian: Total Eclipse, Part of Pride Month Festival
The lineup for The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name focuses on LGBT characters – real and fictional – and themes within the repressive 19th Century Victorian era. This series contains films with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.
Monday, June 15, 6pm-8pm: Total Eclipse (1995). Leonardo DiCaprio plays the celebrated, self-indulgent poet Arthur Rimbaud whose love affair with another poet, Paul Verlaine (David Thewlis) creates havoc in Verlaine's life and career. An art house hit, based in fact, the film won raves for DiCaprio's sexually frank portrait of Rimbaud.
Next Monday, June 22nd, 6pm-8pm: Wilde (1997). A superbly acted recounting of the complicated life of the legendary English writer, renowned wit, and gay icon Oscar Wilde, his headline-making exploits and his infamous affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the ensuing scandal that erupted because of it. Stephen Fry is mesmerizing as Wilde, Jude Law is his young, petulant lover, and Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle, and Tom Wilkinson round out the cast.