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South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Title: Circuit
Director: Dirk Schafer
Specs: USA 2001 35mm 120min

Out In Africa Film Festival
Pecs, poppers and parties � particularly the flesh pits of the famed Circuit raves � is the subject matter of Dirk Shafer�s second film, and which proved to be one of the most popular films when it screened at OIA last year.

John�s a cop, persecuted in his small hometown for being gay, he moves to L.A at the invitation of his cousin Tad who, incidentally, is making a documentary about the circus that is the Circuit. John, literally sucked into the world of techno, drugs, penile injections (ouch!) and glistening flesh, hangs with hustler Hector and learns, turns, a trick or two.

Shafer cleverly uses the film within a film to handle the subplots, commenting on a life-style that has the depth of a spinning mirror ball.

Dirk Shafer is a guest of the Festival.

  • Out In Africa
    Jhb Sat 13 / 10.15pm Mon 15 / 10pm Wed 17 / 8pm
    CT Fri 19 / 10.15pm Mon 22 / 10.15pm Sat 27 / 10pm
    Dbn Sat 3 / 6pm

    All festival films
    American Eunuchs
    Beautiful Thing
    The Celluloid Closet
    The Experiment: Gay & Straight
    For a Lost Soldier
    Goldfish Memory
    It�s In the Water
    Knock �em Dead
    Latter Days
    Leather Jacket Love Story
    Little More Than a Year Ago.. Diary of a Porn Star
    Lost & Delirious
    Madame Sat�
    Man of the Year
    Party Monster
    Phantom (O Fantasma)
    Pianese Nunzio, 14 in May (14 anni a Maggio)
    Robin's Hood
    Send me an Angel
    Shake It All About (En kort en lang)
    Strawberry and Chocolate
    Wave Babes
    When Boys Fly
    A World of Love
    Yossi & Jagger



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