Thursday, June 22, 2006


About the Film
Mark Massi

A remarkable posthumous document, begun by filmmaker Tom Joslin and finished by his associate Peter Friedman, this multi-award-winning documentary traces the last years of Joslin and his lover Mark Massi, longtime companions and denizens of Los Angeles' Silverlake region, as they struggle with the ravages of AIDS in their bodies and everyday lives. An absolutely unique glimpse at the transformations undergone by the subjects and their relation to the world at large, the film also stands as a stirring testament to human resilience and love.

Silverlake Life Watch Clip 1 (High)
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Unable to complete day-to-day activities, Tom vents his frustration to the camera.

Silverlake Life Watch Clip 2 (High)
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The Epilogue to Silverlake Life - never before broadcast in the U.S.

Silverlake Life Watch Clip 2 (High)
Watch Clip 2 (Low)

The Epilogue to Silverlake Life - never before broadcast in the U.S.

Peter Friedman listen download

Peter Friedman from his home in France, interviewed by Juan Devis, May 1, 2006


Peter Friedman is the founder of Strange Attractions, Inc., an independent film production company based in New York and Paris. Since 1984 he has directed and produced films which have received numerous awards, including the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, the LA Film Critics Award for Best Independent Film, a Peabody Award, the Prix Italia in Rome for Best Public TV Documentary Worldwide, and the Prix Europa in Berlin for Best Documentary Broadcast in Europe. His work has been nominated for an Emmy and an Academy Award. His films include The Life and Times of Life and Times (1998), There are No Direct Flights from New York to Marseilles (1998), Death by Design (1995; named "One of the 10 Best Films of 1995" by Film Comment), Silverlake Life (1993; named "One of the 10 Best Films of the Year" by The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and Boston Globe, and "One of the Best Films of the Decade" by Utne Reader and Village Voice), Fighting in Southwest Louisiana (1991), and I Talk to Animals (1991). Friedman has served on the juries of the FIPA Film Festival in Biarritz, France, the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, and the Visions du RĂ©el Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland.

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