Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton Release Date: March 21, 2014

“Follow Your Own Weird” was the maxim by which James Broughton (1913-1999) lived each and every day. A pre-Beat-era poet, underground filmmaker, lover, gay man and artist who dared to live boldly and experiment wildly, Broughton is the subject of the documentary film, Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton. Whether as an out poet during the oppressive and anti-gay McCarthy era or as the bard of the modern gay rights movement, James’ expansive life inspired thousands towards “Big Joy”.

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Starring: Jack FoleyDavey HavokSuzanna HartAnna HalprinAlex GildzenJoel SingerNeeli CherkovskiArmistead MaupinJames BroughtonGeorge Kuchar
Genres: Documentary
Directed By: Stephen SilhaEric SladeDawn Logsdon
Runtime: 82 minutes

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