Cruising

Cruising

Al Pacino hunts a killer through a queer world of hypermasculine performance, becoming fully immersed in his undercover role. Wildly controversial at the time of its release, Cruising has found new life in the annals of gay cinema. Friedkin’s leather underground is anachronistically devoid of disco, a choice our opening short—(tell me why) The Epistemology of Disco—aims to amend. This experimental work from Sydney-based filmmaker John Di Stefano tracks the development of disco as radical queer expression, dedicated to those left behind.

Cruising

  • Director: William Friedkin
  • Year: 1980
  • Run Time: 106mins
  • Country: USA
  • Rating: 18+