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Ask Any Buddy

The silhouette of two men kissing.
July 20, 2024 - 7:30 pm
In-person: 
post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Elizabeth Purchell.


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Admission is free. No advance reservations. Your seat will be assigned to you when you pick up your ticket at the box office. Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. The box office opens one hour before the event.


Ask Any Buddy

U.S., 2019  |  Documentary

A feature-length mashup film that uses fragments from 126 all-male adult films to explore the lives and fantasies of a generation of gay men — or at least how they looked in the movies.

“The footage Ask Any Buddy brings together is often exceedingly rare, culled from increasingly hard-to-find home video releases [...] Purchell reveals what is joyous in these films and the burgeoning community they document, from drag acts to nude discos to a KISS impersonator stripper, all set to genuinely great music.”—Karl McCool, Screen Slate

"With her documentary Ask Any Buddy, Elizabeth Purchell has created the ultimate photo album, full of snapshots of what gay culture looked like in the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s.”—Juan Barquin, Hyperallergic 

Please note that this film contains explicit nudity.

Digital, 78 min. Director: Elizabeth Purchell.

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