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The Gay Liberation Movement was still in its embryonic stages, the Stonewall riots were a year away, and homosexuality was rarely treated as anything more than a joke in popular culture (if it was acknowledged at all) when {$Mart Crowley}'s play {+The Boys in the Band} opened off-Broadway in the spring of 1968. {+The Boys in the Band} concerned a handful of gay men who gathered for a birthday party on Manhattan's Upper East Side, where the celebration turns sour after alcohol loosens the tongues of some of the guests and they share opinions they had previously kept hidden. While some critics felt some of the characters reflected negative stereotypical views of homosexuals, many others praised it for dealing openly and honestly with the gay community in a way that was unprecedented in mainstream entertainment. The play enjoyed a run of over a thousand performances, and in 1970 {$William Friedkin} adapted the play for the cinema, using the complete original cast in his film version. Filmmaker {$Crayton Robey} offers an insiders' look at how {$Mart Crowley}'s {drama} became a groundbreaking event in both theater and cinema in the {documentary} {#Making the Boys}, which includes interviews with {$Crowley}; actor {$Laurence Luckinbill} (who played {%Hank} in the original production); playwrights {$Edward Albee}, {$Michael Cunningham}, {$Paul Rudnick}, and {$Tony Kushner}; and {$Robert Wagner}, who worked with {$Crowley} on the television series {#Hart to Hart}. {#Making the Boys} received its world premiere as a work in progress at the {~2009 Tribeca Film Festival}. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Starring: Edward Albee as
Mart Crowley as
Michael Cunningham as
Dominick Dunne as
William Friedkin as
Cheyenne Jackson as
Ed Koch as
Larry Kramer as
Carson Kressley as
Tony Kushner as
Laurence Luckinbill as
Terrence McNally as
Michael Musto as
Paul Rudnick as
Dan Savage as
Christian Siriano as
Marc Shaiman as
Scott Wittman as
Robert Wagner as
Peter White as

Directed By: Director: Crayton Robey
Producer: Susan Bedusa
Producer: Douglas Tirola
Producer: Crayton Robey
Cinematographer: Charles Poekel
Composer (Music Score): Peter Angell
Composer (Music Score): Frank Minarik
Composer (Music Score): Lucian Piane
Editor: Seth Hurlbert
Editor: Eric Daniel Metzgar
Editor: Robert Greene
Co-producer: Jack Morrissey
Co-producer: Miguel Camnitzer
Associate Producer: Danielle Rosen
Associate Producer: Judith Bass
Executive Producer: Bill Condon

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Studio: 4th Row Films

Release Date: 01 Jan 1970

Run Time: 82

Boxed-Product Weight: -

Quick Code: QCMV18094167

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