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The Untold Tales Of Armistead Maupin

Directed by Jennifer M. Kroot

Armistead

In association with Belfast Pride Festival 2017. Screening at 4pm & 7pm.

The Untold Tales Of Armistead Maupin examines the life and work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, following his evolution from a conservative son of the Old South into a gay rights pioneer whose novels have inspired millions to claim their own truth. Jennifer Kroot’s documentary about the creator of Tales Of The City moves nimbly between playful and poignant and laugh-out-loud funny.

With help from his friends (including Neil Gaiman, Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Sir Ian McKellen and Amy Tan) Maupin offers a disarmingly frank look at the journey that took him from the jungles of Vietnam to the bathhouses of 70’s San Francisco to the front line of the American culture war.

For anyone mounting an exploration into a particular time – the 1970s – and Maupin’s much beloved place – San Francisco – The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin is as good a place as any to start. Fionnuala Halligan