No Straight Lines

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At the French Institute:

from WED 15/06
to SUN 20/06

Title: No Straight Lines
Direction: Vivian Kleiman
Cast: Alison Bechdel, Jen Camper, Howard Cruse, Rupert Kinnard, Mary Wings
Production: Justin Hall
Distribution: The Film Collaborative
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 74’
Country: USA
Year: 2021

O.V. in English. Subtitles in Spanish

Festivals: New York (Tribeca)

First showing in Spain

No Straight Lines tells the extraordinary story of 5 queer artists who tackled the big issues of the day and the quirks of daily life — and ultimately reached worldwide recognition. Their work and personal stories are sure to make you laugh – but also make you think about the challenges and triumphs encountered and overcome along the way.


Queer comics existed in a parallel universe to the rest of comics, appearing in gay newspapers and gay bookstores, isolated from mainstream or comic book stores. This insular world of queer comics, however, created a fascinating art scene and amusing commentary on everything from the AIDS crisis and workplace discrimination, to the search for love and a good haircut. Over the decades, LGBT artists tackled complex issues of identity and a changing society with intelligence, humor and imagination.

Film scheduled thanks to the support of the US General Consulate in Barcelona

US Consulate in Barcelona