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JOBRIATH A.D.
THEATRICAL RELEASE | DVD | DIGITAL | VOD
Catalog No.: FTF-044 | 
In Theaters January 31, 2014 / ON VOD: December 10, 2013| 
Director: Kieran Turner | 
Length: 102 minutes
 | Year: 2013


 

 

Theatrical: January 31st 


Available on Cable VOD: December 10th, 2013


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LIMITED EDITION LP/DVD
EDITION OF 1500
BLUE VINYL

INCLUDES:
-DVD of Jobriath by Kieran Turner
-Deletes scenes, Director Commentary, Studio footage
-LP of unreleased music from Jobriath's lost musical, "Popstar" 

 

LIMITED EDITION OF 1500 Blue VINYL LP/DVD-: $35  $30            Add to Cart  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Neither for the ears of the elderly nor for those with middle-aged perspectives, Jobriath voiced the excess destitution of New York's most tormentedly aware, whose lives were favoured by darkness. Cinematic themes of desperate dramas in paranoid shadows were presented as choppy and carnivalesque melodies...Neither America nor England was quite ready. "- Morrissey 

 Synopsis:

Seventies glam rock musician Jobriath was known as “The American Bowie,” “The True Fairy of Rock & Roll,” and “Hype of the Year.” The first openly gay rock star, Jobriath’s reign was brief, lasting less than two years and two albums. Done in by a over‐hyped publicity machine, shunned by the gay community, and dismissed by critics as all flash and no substance, Jobriath was excommunicated from the music business. He retreated to the Chelsea Hotel where he died, forgotten, in 1983 at the age of 37, as one of the earliest casualties of AIDS.

In the years since his death, new generations of fans have discovered his music through acts as diverse as Morrissey, Def Leppard, The Pet Shop Boys, and Gary Numan, all of whom have cited Jobriath as an influence. Through interviews, archival material, and animation, audiences can experience the heartbreaking and unbelievable story of the one, the only, Jobriath. 

WRITER & DIRECTOR: KIERAN TURNER 
PRODUCER: KIERAN TURNER 
EDITOR: DANNY BRESNIK 
CINEMATOGRAPHERS: MICHAEL CANZONIERO, PJ GAYNARD 
SOUND: RACHEL CHANCEY 
MUSIC: IAN MOORE, JASON STACZEK 

Narrated by Henry Rollins

Appearances by: Marc Almond, Joey Arias, Jayne County, Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Stephin Merritt of Magnetic Fields, Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters, Will Sheff of Okkervil River and Justin Tranter of Semi Precious Weapons


Press

“Exceptional.”
 -Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“Brilliant.” 
-Travis Jeppersen, Artforum 

“Something Special. Fantastically revelatory. Not to be missed.”
Andrew Pulver, The Guardian

“Absorbing and deftly crafted documentary compels interest throughout.”
Dennis Harvey, Variety

“JOBRIATH A.D. does a true service to music, and to more. Besides being smart, funny and insightful, it fills in a telling part of modern gay life’s suppressed history.”
-Jim FarberNew York Daily News

“Relentlessly compelling.”
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The Advocate

“Turner’s film ensures that time has now arrived for this forgotten prodigy.”
-Peter WongSan Francisco Chronicle

“Absolutely mesmerizing.
-Gary KramerSan Francisco Bay Times

“A remarkable story of fame, failure and reinvention”
-Kevin P. TaftFrontiers LA Magazine

“Fascinating. Stunning. Sensational. An exhilarating and heartbreaking film.”
-Jason AndersonThe Grid Toronto

 


In Theaters 

January 31- February 6, 2014
Facets Multimedia
Chicago, IL
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January 31- February 6, 2014
Grand Illusion Theater
Seattle, WA 
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January 31- February 6, 2014
Film Bar
Phoenix, AZ
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Febrary 4, 2014
Roxie Theater
San Francisco
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May 2nd -8th, 2014
Rerun Theater 
Brooklyn, NY
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Trailer