Sebastiane is hailed as the first film to portray unconcealed homosexuality in a positive light and also the first film entirely in Latin. Taking place in 300 A.D. in a womanless society, the men are left to freely express their desires with one another. Sebastiane, based on St. Sebastian, is the object of lust from a centurion, whose advances he rejects, the consequences of which are steep.
Saturday, November 01, 2008, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 06, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
1976, 86 min.
Support for the Derek Jarman film series is provided by the Susan Wildberg Morgenstein Fund.
Image: Derek Jarman, Sebastiane (still), 1976; photo courtesy Tony Lytle, Howard Malin, and the British Film Institute