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Swoon

Swoon

Swoon

1992 / 93min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: TOM KALIN

CAST: CRAIG CHESTER, DANIEL SCHLACHET

Tom Kalin, cinematographer Ellen Kuras, and stars Craig Chester and Dan Schlachet in person for Q&A following the film.

Tom Kalin’s coruscating debut returns to the scene of the infamous Leopold and Loeb murder case, likewise a key inspiration for Hitchcock’s Rope, but in this telling the unspoken homosexual undercurrent of the crime is put boldly front and center. A heavily stylized work, shot in austere yet sensuous black and white and set in a deliberately anachronistic 1920’s Chicago, Swoon placed Kalin alongside Todd Haynes, Gregg Araki, and Christine Vachon at the New Queer Cinema’s vanguard.