William Friedkin

Many have talked about: "The Boys in the Band" William Friedkin’s 1970 filmed of the stage play “The Boys in the Band,” about the events that ensue between out and closeted friends during one long birthday party, was one of the first films to openly address gay issues largely without stereotyping. In its first-ever DVD release, Friedkin, playwright and screenwriter Mart Crowley, Dominick Dunner and Tony Kushner sound off in a retrospective featurette. (Tuesday)
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