Flashback Friday: Before Night Falls

This week we watched a film about real-life Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, who was jailed for his sexuality, was exiled to America, and committed suicide in the wake of his AIDS diagnosis. While neither film is particularly pleasant to watch on the whole, the style is very different from Boys Don’t Cry, which is also about a real person. To be honest, we pushed most of our discussion of the film back to next week so I might not have much to say yet.

Warning for discussion of suicide.


Just guys bein’ dudes – image source

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