CIRCUS OF BOOKS

Co-presented with the Boston Jewish Film Festival

 For over 35 years, the gay porn shop, Circus of Books, was an epicenter for LGBT life and culture in Los Angeles. Unbeknownst to many in the community it served, the store was cultivated and cared for by its owners, Karen and Barry Mason; a straight couple with three children.  CIRCUS OF BOOKS is a charming and intimate portrait of the Masons and their journey to become one of the biggest distributors of hardcore gay porn in the United States. Their incredible story unfolds through the lens of their daughter, filmmaker and artist, Rachel Mason.

Moderator: Meredith Goldstein, Boston Globe feature writer


Screenings:

Sunday, October 6

4:30PM

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Film Info Info

Director:

Rachel Mason

Producers:

Rachel Mason, Kathryn Robson, Cynthia Childs, Adam Baran, Camilla Hall

Year:

2019

Length:

92 minutes

Presenting Sponsor

Cross Insurance

Sponsors

Moxy Hotel Hunt’s Stella Artois Stella Cidre

Supporters

Independent Film Festival of Boston Alden & Harlow Hops N Scotch WGBH LEF Foundation Double Exposure Film Fest Boston Jewish Film Festival Wicked Queer Film Festival Spirit Magazine HubWeek Ninety Plus Cellars The Brattle Theatre Coolidge Corner Theatre Camden Int’l Film Festival Provincetown Film Festival