No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics

Cinematheque 2, Tel-Aviv
Saturday, November 13, 2021, 16:00 – Tickets

Cinematheque 1, Tel-Aviv
Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 13:00 – Tickets

No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics

Director: Vivian Kleiman
Producer: Vivian Kleiman, Justin Hall
With: Alison Bechdel, Jennifer Camper, Howard Cruse
USA, 2021, 79 min, English with Hebrew subtitles

Festivals & Awards:
Tribeca Film Festival 2021
L.A. Outfest 2021 – Grand Jury Award Outstanding Documentary Feature
Fire!! Mostra Internacional de Cinema Gay i Lèsbic de Barcelona 2021
Sheffield DocFest 2021
Seoul International Women’s Film Festival 2021
Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival 2020 – Winner Frameline Completion Fund

No Straight Lines” brings to the screen the stories of five independent queer comics artists. From works that were created with no budget and no recognition they managed to find critical and commercial fame and receive an international stage. Achievements such as illustrating the cover of “Time” magazine and a Tony winning Musical on Broadway.
The film gives its viewers fascinating glimpse of the processes those artists went through in their personal lives in regard to historical events such as the AIDS crisis, workplace discrimination, and finiding love.
Director Vivian Kleiman provides a heartwarming documentary that will make you both smile and shed a tear, about queer comics artists that overcame plenty of challenges and hardships on their way to recognition.

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