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No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics

No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics

Vivian Kleiman, Director/Producer; Justin Hall, Producer


No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics tells the story of five scrappy and pioneering cartoonists who depicted everything from the AIDS crisis, coming out, and same-sex marriage, to themes of race, gender, and disability. They tackle the humor in queer lives in a changing world, and the everyday pursuits of love, sex, and community. 

World Premiere: June 2021, Tribeca Film Festival, New York; International Premier: Sheffield Dco Fest, England; and at American film Institute DOCS Festival, DC

Alison Bechdel (Macarthur Award recipient) talking with Howard Cruse

Alison Bechdel (2014 MacArthur Fellow) talking with Howard Cruse


The San Francisco Foundation    Berkeley Film Foundation California Humanities

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