Nighthawks

Synopsis
A homosexual geography teacher is forced to hide his sexuality by day while living his secret life by night. Hugely controversial on its initial release, Nighthawks was one of the first British movies to accurately depict the life of a gay man in London.
The VHS, but not the DVD, also includes the film WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MALE NUDE.
DVD extras: Two featurettes and an eight-page booklet including biographies of directors Peck and Hallam and a new essay by Andy Townsend. The first featurette, entitled NIGHTHAWKS REVISITED is a 30-minute piece in which Matt Lucas interviews many of the film’s main players. providing an overview of the film’s production and its reaction. The second piece (35 minutes) covers Peck’s approach to improvisation and includes an alternative take from the film as well as rare test footage for EMPIRE STATE, Peck’s second feature made in 1987.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2005
Year of production
1978
Subjects
Media studies; Sociology
Keywords
feature films; homosexuality

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
109 minutes
Year
2005

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
137m minutes
Year
2005

Sections

Title
Nighthawks
Duration
109 mins

Title
What can I do with a Male Nude
Synopsis
Seen entirely through the viewfinder as a gay photographer sizes up a male model and wonders aloud just what is permissable politically, legally and aesthetically.
Duration
28 mins

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Second Run DVD

Email
info@secondrundvd.com
Web
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Phone
020 8324 2400
Address
12 Chessing Court
Fortis Green Road
London
N10
Notes
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