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Coming Out Again
Winter Kept Us Warm (1965)
Tuesday February 26 @ 7:00 pm
Winter Kept Us Warm
Dir. David Secter, 1965, Canada, 81 mins, 16mm
“The most influential film of my life in a weird way.” -David Cronenberg
The first English-language Canadian film to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, this endearing University of Toronto-set debut focuses on the blooming relationship between shy freshman Peter (Henry Tarvainen) and popular upperclassman Doug (John Labow). Then 22-year-old filmmaker David Secter’s pioneering independent film exudes the poignancy of homoeroticism and unspoken desire, subtly and daringly depicting collegiate camaraderie through the lens of cozy queer companionship.
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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