An Englishman in New York

John Hurt reprises his acclaimed performance from 1975's 'The Naked Civil Servant', in which he portrayed "one of the stately homos of England" British gay icon Quentin Crisp, in this exhilarating, funny and inspiring story focusing on Crisp's emigration to the United States during the final years of his life. After the film version of his autobiography is released to great acclaim, author, artist and raconteur Crisp moves to New York City to star in a one-man off-Broadway show. What was supposed to be a month turns into decades as Crisp regales and captivates New York audiences with his wit and candor on a lifetime lived as an outsider. The film traces his theatrical successes, many friendships and controversies - but always living life on his own terms.

Year: 2009
Genre: Drama, Queer Cinema, Biography
Country: UK
Director: Richard Laxton
Starring: John Hurt, Swoosie Kurtz, Jonathan Tucker, Denis O'Hare, Cynthia Nixon
Duration: 74 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language.
Location in store: Queer Cinema



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