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Polk, Patrick Ian and Edmonds, Tracey and Edmonds, Kenny and Anderson, Larra (2000) Punks. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Polk, Patrick Ian and Edmonds, Tracey and Edmonds, Kenny and Anderson, Larra

A feature film, comic love story set amidst the world of African-American gay men. Often described as a male "Waiting to Exhale," "Punks" was written and directed by Patrick Ian Polk, produced by Tracey and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and had its world premiere in January 2000 at the Sundance Film Festival, as part of its prestigious American Spectrum series. The film picked up many awards at festivals around the world and was released theatrically in November 2001. In New York City, the film played at the Quad to sold-out screenings and lines around the block. "Punks" was nominated for a 2002 Independent Spirit Award for Best low-budget feature.

As Story Editor (credited at 'outside eye') Larra Anderson was brought in to work with the writer/director to construct the story of the film during post-production. This involved a complete reconsideration and restructure of the original story through the editorial process.

Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: 25 January 2000
Funders: e2 Filmworks, Urbanworld Films
Related Websites: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0160710/
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Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Sundance Film Festival, Park City, USA25 January 2000
Turin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Turin, Italy16 April 2000
San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, San Francisco, USA15 June 2000
Urbanworld Film Festival, New York3 August 2000
Quad Cinema, New York, USA2 November 2001
Pan African Film Festival, Los Angeles7 February 2004
Los Angeles Outfest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival17 July 2011
Material/Media: Film
Measurements or Duration of item: 1 Hr, 30 minutes
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2019 12:52
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2024 16:36
Item ID: 15008
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/15008

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