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The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

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7:00 PM

TIFF Bell Lightbox - Cinema 1
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

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Jim Lawrence and David Salak Glad Day

For anyone who dreamt they were part of that magical chosen family at the heart of the beloved Tales of the City series, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin is a poignant celebration of its author.

Director Jennifer Kroot (To Be Takei, Inside Out 2014) chronicles Maupin's life from his conservative upbringing in North Carolina to 1970s San Francisco where he captured the rapidly changing political and social climate in his celebrated Tales of the City column for the San Francisco Chronicle. Maupin's life is an open book that shares the origins of his Tales characters and his own steamy encounters and love affairs, including a tryst with Rock Hudson.

The documentary, featuring Neil Gaiman, Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Sir Ian McKellen and Amy Tan, is a tribute to a man who made a generation feel as if they were sharing 28 Barbary Lane with Mouse, Mary Ann and Mrs. Madrigal.

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Jim Lawrence and David Salak Glad Day