Jobriath A.D. (filmmaker & more in person!)

Co-presented by DON’T KNOCK THE ROCK

Q&A with filmmaker Kieran Turner, Dennis Christopher (Django Unchained, Breaking Away), Kristian Hoffman (The Mumps) and Michael Butler (original producer, Hair), moderated by Lyndsey Parker (Managing Editor, Yahoo Music.) Plus, advance giveaways of the forthcoming Jobriath A.D. DVD/LP set and collectible posters! “The American Bowie” — “The True Fairy of Rock & Roll” — and “Hype of the Year.” Known as the first openly gay American rock star, Jobriath’s legacy starts with a truly wild beginning as a male prostitute, AWOL soldier, mental patient and cast member of Hair — and ends with a brilliant, brief recording career lasted only two years and two lavishly-produced, commercially disastrous albums. Sabotaged by a publicity machine run amok, shunned by the gay community and dismissed too easily by critics, Jobriath was excommunicated from the music business, and sadly became an early AIDS casualty in 1983. Through rare archival material, new musical performances and interviews with Marc Almond, Ann Magnuson, Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields), Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters) and more, Jobriath A.D. is the heartbreaking, unbelievable story of the one, the only — Jobriath.
Dir. Kieran Turner, 2013, DCP, 102 min.

Watch the trailer for “Jobriath A.D.”!
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