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Documentary Feature

Boys For Sale

October 22, 2017 @ 9:15 pm

Boys For Sale

East Coast Premiere

Outfest Los Angeles, Fox Inclusion Award

Dir: Itako, Japan, 2017, 76 mins, Japanese with English subtitles

In Tokyo’s Shinjuku district there are bars that specialize in “Urisen”, young guys who have sex with men. Featuring candid interviews and interspersed with animation detailing the awkward, sweet, and sometimes hilarious situations these sex workers experience, the boys for sale boldly tell their stories of life in the Tokyo underground. This doc is an illuminating look into a rarely seen world that tantalizingly shows the humanity of sex work.

Q&A with filmmaker to follow

Presented in Partnership with Japan Society and GAPIMNY



Preceded by short: Blooming Night Dir: Bell Zhong, China/USA, 2016, 9 mins, Chinese with English subtitles Mesmerized by a pair of red heels, a lonely street guy in Shanghai follows their owner into a club.

Preceded by short: London Nights Dir: Samuel Douek, USA, 2017, 3 mins This video celebrates London’s resilient nightlife in the face of rising rents and shuttered safe spaces. The visual poem explores London’s vibrant, varied underground queer scene, which still thrives, despite facing adversity in recent years following a massive wave of LGBTQ venue closures.


October 22, 2017
9:15 pm
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