Jim Loves Jack: The James Egan Story

1996
52.0'
CA
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Synopsis

Jim Loves Jack paints an intimate portrait of James Egan, an early advocate for equal rights of homosexuals in Canada. For 15 years, Egan sent letters and articles to newspapers and politicians with the aim to deconstruct stereotypes of homosexuality and to argue against laws that criminalized homosexual activities between consenting adults. Spanning nearly 50 years, the film also contextualizes gay and lesbian history in Canada. The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and received many accolades on the European film circuit, winning the Best Documentary Award at the Turin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival among other prizes.

Premieres
Premiered at the San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and had it's European premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.
Major prizes
Won the Best Documentary award at the Turin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Italy.