Jobriath A.D. (director in person!)

“The American Bowie” — “The True Fairy of Rock & Roll” — and “Hype of the Year.” Known as the first openly gay rock star in the mid-1970s, Jobriath’s legacy has proven to be deeper than the labels and epithets once hung upon him. His reign in the spotlight was unfortunately brief — spanning only two years and two 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 just as quickly as he had been ushered in, and became an early casualty of AIDS in 1983. Through interviews, archival material, animation new musical performances, and interviews with Marc Almond, Jayne County, Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields, Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters and more, Jobriath A.D. allows you to experience the heartbreaking, unbelievable story of the one, the only — Jobriath. Director Kieran Turner will be here in person for a Q&A after the film!
Dir. Kieran Turner, 2011, digital presentation, 102 min.

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