All Man: The International Male Story

September 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Whitsell Auditorium

dirs. Bryan Darling, Jesse Finley Reed, 2022
Not Rated 1 hr. 23 mins.

Gene Burkard, a once-closeted Midwesterner, and GI, found freedom in San Diego, where he transformed men’s fashion into something cosmopolitan, carefree, and trend-setting. International Male reached gay and straight customers alike as it redefined images of masculinity in American culture, generating revenue and circulation in the millions. This character-driven documentary crafts a portrait of a band of outsiders who changed the way men would look—at themselves, at each other, and how the world would look at them. This is their story, a modern-day fairy tale about a dream that did come true.

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The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

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Still from All Man: The International Male Story