QMN to Discuss “Bent” (1997)

Monday, October 24, 7-8:30 PM

Currently meeting on the Zoom platform. See this page to learn how Queer Movie Night works. We view the movie prior to meeting for our discussion.

Zoom Link for Queer Movie Night:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85916588712

From Jeff Thiel, QMN regular:

Content Warning:

Violence, gore, beatings, indignities of a concentration camp, horrific and intense scenes.

Bent is a 1997 British-Japanese drama film directed by Sean Mathias, based on the 1979 play of the same name by Martin Sherman, who also wrote the screenplay. It revolves around the persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany after the murder of SA leader Ernst Röhm on the Night of the Long Knives.

Max (Clive Owen) is a promiscuous gay man living in 1930s Berlin. He is at odds with his wealthy family because of his homosexuality. One evening, much to the resentment of his boyfriend, Rudy (Brian Webber II), Max brings home a handsome Sturmabteilung (SA) man (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Unfortunately, he does so on the Night of the Long Knives, when Hitler ordered the assassination of upper echelon SA corps…

Bent is available to stream on Kanopy for free with a library card.

Please join us! Queer Movie Night is a program of Under the Rainbow.

For more information or to contact us, see Film on our Under the Rainbow page

Under the Rainbow is supported by Edmonds Library, Edmonds Arts Commission, Seattle Storytellers Guild, Edmonds Neighborhood Action Coalition, and a grant from the Pride Foundation.

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