As with Nighthawks this has honesty and occasional poignancy but is too dour and muddled to fully engage. Changing attitudes across a timeline usually provide a reasonable documentary-motor to work with but when stuck in a second gear of ominous synthesised music, grainy slow-motion home movies and not a little sackcloth & ashes, you know this is someone who’s perhaps seen Fireworks a few too many times.
Autobiographical film by Ron Peck about growing up as a gay man in Britain in the 1960s to 1990s. The discovery of his own sexual identity through magazines and a love of film, the rise of the Gay Rights movement and greater social equality, and the emergence of AIDS. The film also charts Pecks own early filmmaking career, and his struggle to produce his 1978 film Nighthawks.