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Nighthawks

Nighthawks

Nighthawks

1978 / 113min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: RON PECK

CAST: KEN ROBERTSON

This quietly revolutionary film gives us one of cinema’s first complex, fully realized gay protagonists: Jim (Ken Robertson), an out geography teacher and compulsive clubgoer. As Jim hits the bars, where he cruises, moves to the beat, and keeps up his end of desultory conversations, the dance floor becomes a space of both lusty liberation and dispiriting ritual.