World renowned photographer Leslie Kee is best known for his fashion photography and portraits of celebrities like Madonna. He has based himself in Japan for the last 25 years. With the rising movement for LGBTQ+ rights, Leslie embarks on an ambitious project to photograph ten thousand LGBTQ+ subjects for an exhibition Out in Japan. Filmmaker Ayumi Nakagawa follows him during this process for a year as he takes the first thousand portraits. She highlights the life of four subjects: a same sex couple trying to become parents, an advocate for HIV+ people and a transgender man who is recovering from his partner’s suicide. Along the way Leslie finds himself also transformed by the life changing experience.
Dir. Ayumi Nakagawa, Japan 2018. 78 mins.
- Auditorium, lower ground level
- $12 + fee Gallery Members, $14 + fee non-Members