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THE LIVES OF LAMOTT ATKINS \ 34 mins \ United States

W.E.B. Du Bois famously wrote that every Black in America grow up with “this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others.” But what happens when the additional consciousness of being gay is added to that? This self-narrated documentary follows a man of extraordinary talent: running back from the Stanford Cardinal; dancer at Juilliard; model, singer, and performer in Europe; the epitome of black masculinity and grace. But he was in the closet for the first 40 years of his life. When he finally crashed and burned, his wanderings brought him to the very heart of gay life in San Francisco. And still he wouldn’t come out.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS

Best LGBTQ Entry - San Francisco Black Film Festival; Pan African Film Festival; The Africa World Documentary Film Festival; The Oakland International Film Festival; Inside Out; Docutah - Southern Utah International Film Festival; Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival; Harlem International Film Festival; Chagrin Documentary Film Festival; Montreal International Black Film Festival; Red Rock Film Festival; Out on Film; Baltimore Black Film Festival; Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival; Culture Unplugged Film Festival

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Robert Philipson

Robert Philipson is an independent scholar who lives in Oakland, California.
His work has been published in Research in African Literatures, Studies
in American Jewish Literature, and Callaloo.

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