Visual and Other Pleasures presents: A Bigger Splash (1974)
Jack Hazan’s intimate and innovative portrait of British artist David Hockney is a dreamlike narrative-nonfiction hybrid that captures the agonized end of the lingering affair between Hockney and his muse, Peter Schlesinger. Filmed over a three and a half year period, Hazan gained extraordinary access to Hockney as well as his circle of friends including Celia Birtwell and Ossie Clark. The result is at once a time capsule of hedonistic life in 1970s London, a tender depiction of gay male romance, and a record of artistic creation that is itself a work of art. Presented in a stunning new 4K restoration.
Cast: Cast: David Hockney, Peter Schlesinger, Henry Geldzahler, Ossie Clark, Celia Birtwell
Director: Jack Hazan
Visual and Other Pleasures is a new monthly queer film series screening rarities, obscurities, and classics of LGBTQ film history alongside contemporary discoveries. Programmed and hosted by Sam Ashby, editor of Little Joe, an occasional print publication mapping the subterranean canon of queer cinema.
This screening has no adverts or trailers and starts at the advertised time.