LIBERACE and THE CASE OF MR. LIN
Sunday, May 8, 2011 7:00pm
Billy Wilder Theater
(courtyard level of the Hammer Museum)
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
THE CASE OF MR. LIN
Dir: Dr. Reuben H. Segel, 1955, 55 min.
THE LIBERACE SHOW: “TRIBUTE TO MOTHERS”
Dir: Duke Goldstone, 30 min.
THE CASE OF MR. LIN and the episode of THE LIBERACE SHOW selected for this evening, both presented in prints recently donated to the Outfest Legacy Collection by archivist Jenni Olson, form a strange, matched set. THE CASE OF MR. LIN is a documented psychotherapy session between professor of psychology, Carl Rogers, and a client who, having granted his permission to be filmed, goes on to reveal his homosexual feelings on camera. His deeply personal revelations about self-image and family life make this a rarity of exceeding interest. In a very different type of self-revelation, Liberace devotes this episode of his popular television show to his “favorite person,” Mom, crooning sentimental ballads to mothers everywhere. Campy and downright eerie, the program outpaces THE CASE OF MR. LIN as a therapy session extraordinaire. Happy Mother’s Day!
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THE LEGACY PROJECT SCREENING SERIES The Legacy Project is a collaborative effort bringing together Outfest and the UCLA Film & Television Archive to preserve and restore queer film and video. We will screen prints from this valuable and unique collection on a bimonthly basis. For more information, visit outfest.org/legacy.