FRIDAY, MAY 3, 9:45PM
Q&A with Directors Roman Chimienti & Tyler Jensen and Subject Mark Patton to following screening.
In 1985, Mark Patton starred in what later generations would dub “the gayest horror movie ever made,” A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge. The sequel made Freddy Krueger into a pop-culture icon, but Patton was never heard from again. After 30 years of living in near-obscurity, Patton is back to talk about how his American dream became a nightmare during the homophobic AIDS crisis in Hollywood and why had to give it all up.
This high-energy and thoughtful documentary picks multiple fights and wins them all. It's the story of Mark Patton, it's the tale of a homophobic and AIDS-phobic 1980s Hollywood, and it's a look at the script of David Chaskin, who claimed there was no gay intent but blamed the film’s gayness on Mark. Mark is back now and ready to talk. Full of wonderful film clips and celebrities, this is a defiant and triumphant story that nonetheless cautions today’s LGBTQ community that the nightmare isn’t over.
FILM KINDLY SPONSORED BY HOWIE BIERBAUM & TOM BARRETO
Length: 100 minutes
SPECIAL SNEAK PREVIEW SCREENING
Directors: Roman Chimienti, Tyler Jensen
Producers: Roman Chimienti, Mark Patton
Cinematography: Amber Grey, Julian Bernstein, Mark Zemel, Tyler Jensen
Editing: Tyler Jensen