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Past Event

Dec 01—02, 2021

Bright Lights:No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics

Directed by Vivian Kleiman

Free Event

Co-presented with Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival and the Boston Women's Film Festival

No Straight Lines 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 tackled the humor in queer lives in a changing world, and the everyday pursuits of love, sex, and community. Their work is funny, smart, and profound, and provides a unique, uncensored window into LGBTQ lives from the 1970s onward, beginning at a time in which there was no other genuine queer storytelling in popular culture. Equally engaging are their personal journeys, as they, against all odds, helped build a queer comics underground that has been able to grow and evolve in remarkable ways.



Virtual Event
On Demand Streaming
DEC 01 @ 7PM ET –
DEC 02 @ 7PM ET


Dec 01, 2021 - Dec 02, 2021


DEC 02 @ 7PM ET

Join for a live 45-minute moderated discussion with producer director Vivian Kleiman and comic artists Rupert Kinnard and Jennifer Camper.

Conversations will stream within the film viewing platform. Audience members are also welcome to join directly on Zoom to participate and submit questions.

join us on zoom

79 minutes


SJ, W, LGBTQ, D, POC (gender and sexuality and racial justice)

Closed captions and live captions provided

Streaming FAQs

Tickets will become available WED DEC 01 at 12PM ET.