The Living End
☆All non-English films have English subtitles.
A postmodern story of l’amour fou propelled by a hardcore-industrial soundtrack, THE LIVING END explores the sexual and fatally romantic consequences of gay male attraction in the 90s.
The film focuses on the dire relationship between a pair of young outcasts – Luke the rootless hustler, and Jon, a freelance writer whose life and stability are devastated when he finds out he’s HIV positive.
With literally nothing to lose, they set off on the lam into the desolate, quasi-surrealistic American Wasteland.
Supported by The United States Embassy
The 25th Anniversary Gregg Araki Retrospective
Gregg Araki is known as one of the pioneers of New Queer Cinema, whose films we have shown since the 1990s. In commemoration of our 25th anniversary, we take a retrospective glance at the works of this legendary filmmaker. Don’t miss the rare opportunity to see 2 of his masterpieces on a big screen!
Gregg Araki was born in Los Angeles, CA in 1959 to Japanese American parents. After graduating from University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts with a MFA in Film Production, he made his directorial debut with a low-budget film “Three Bewildered People in the Night” . With his third film “The Living End” , Araki became known as one of the pioneers of New Queer Cinema. He kept making films throughout the 1990s and earned a cult following with “Teen Apocalypse Trilogy”;”Totally F***ed Up” , “The Doom Generation”  and “Nowhere” . In the 2000s, Araki achieved international success with “Mysterious Skin”  (Official Selection for Venice International Film Festival) and “Kaboom”  (Queer Palm winner at Cannes International Film Festival). He keeps working actively in the independent film industry.