Fred Halsted’s legend invariably precedes him, for the simple reason that the handful of daring films he made in the 1970s are largely unavailable and rarely shown. One of gay cinema’s least polished and most prized pioneers, the SoCal native made personal, experimental, and uncompromising movies laced with hardcore sex scenes that were intended to provoke a reaction above the neck as well as below the waist. “I consider myself a pervert first and a homosexual second,” Halsted said in a typically forthright interview. “Sadism is more basic to my personality than homosexuality.” Tonight’s screening... More >>>