A Very Natural Thing
Dir. Christopher Larkin, 1974, USA, 80 mins, 16mm
Q&A with screenwriter Joseph Coencas
A landmark of gay representation in independent cinema, co-writer/director/producer Larkin’s heartfelt autobiographical saga explores the tension between monogamy and free love. A former monk (Robert Joel) turned NYC public school teacher falls for Mark (Curt Gareth), as the two of them experience the joys and tribulations of commitment amid vistas of Manhattan and Fire Island.
Part of the Coming Out Again program–an ongoing series in collaboration with Quad Cinema that surveys lesser-known landmarks of LGBTQ film history.
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