Merlinka – International Queer Film Festival

Kralj golotinje – Pat Rocco

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Petak, 10. decembar 2021. 17:30 Sala Amerikana Dom omladine Beograda

Pat Roko – Kralj golotinje

Režiseri: Bob Kristi, Moris Šepdelejn
Zemlja: Kanada
Trajanje: 96 minuta
Dokumentarni film
MEĐUNARODNA PREMIJERA

1970-ih časopis Plejboj nazvao je Pat Rokoa kraljem golotinje, ali on je mnogo više od stvaroca erotskih filmova. On je ceo holivudski paket, sa još jednom pričom: svojom. Sa sedamnaest je znao da je gej, odselio se od kuće i živeo van ormara. Sa svojim pravim talentom i neospornom harizmom, probio se do televizijskih estradnih emisija, glumeći zajedno sa legendama poput Filis Diler. Roko je počeo da prodaje svoje erotske, razigrane i romantične golišave muške filmove u koricama lokalnih časopisa, a 1968. mu je ponuđen sopstveni festival u losanđeleskom Park teatru – prvi te vrste. U filmu Veoma poseban prijatelj Roko se usudio da prikaže prvi poljubac između dva muškarca ikada viđen na velikom filmskom platnu. Roko je bio aktivista na prvim linijama pokreta za seksualno oslobođenje, dokumentujući mnoge proteste šezdesetih i sedamdesetih godina i vodio kampanju sa Harvijem Milkom. Ljubav i romansa bili su njegovo političko oružje, i taman kada su stvari na ekranu počele da se zahuktavaju, Roko se povlači i prestaje da snima filmove. Rokova filmska kolekcija se nalazi u arhivi UCLA, a producenti ovog dokumentarca su sarađivali sa UCLA da bi mnogi filmovi bili digitalizovani i restaurirani. Rokovi filmovi su vitalni zapis o ranom pokretu za prava LGBTQ u Los Anđelesu, koji inače uglavnom ne bi bio dokumentovan jer je mejnstrim štampa retko izveštavala o tome. Publika će biti zadivljena i inspirisana stvarima koje se Roko usudio da uradi.

Pat Rocco Dared

Directors: Bob Christie, Morris Chapdelaine
Country of Origin: Canada
Duration: 96 minutes
Documentary
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

In the 1970’s Playboy magazine dubbed Pat Rocco the King of the Nudies, but he is much more than an erotic filmmaker. He’s the whole Hollywood package, with one more story to tell: his own. By seventeen he knew he was gay, had moved away from home, and was living out of the closet. With his true talent and undeniable charisma, he made his way to television variety shows, starring alongside legends like Phyllis Diller. Rocco began selling his erotic, playful and romantic nude male films in the backs of local magazines and in 1968 he was offered his own festival at Los Angeles’ Park Theatre – the first of its kind. In A Very Special Friend Rocco dared to screen the first kiss between two men ever seen on a big theatre screen. Rocco was an activist on the front lines of the sexual liberation movement, documenting many protests in the sixties and seventies, and campaigning with Harvey Milk. Love and romance were his political weapons, and just when things on screen began to heat up, Rocco fades to black, and stops making films. Rocco’s film collection is held in the UCLA archives and the producers of this documentary have worked with UCLA to have many of the films digitized and restored. Rocco’s films are a vital record of the early LGBTQ rights movement in Los Angeles, which would otherwise be largely undocumented because the mainstream press rarely covered it. Audiences will be amazed and inspired by the things that Rocco dared to do.


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