Queerly Beloved: Different From the Others
The earliest surviving film to feature a sympathetic portrayal of openly gay characters, Different from the Others was long thought to have been destroyed by the Nazi purge of “decadent” art until it was rediscovered by UCLA in 2011. Following a successful violinist (played by future Casablanca star Conrad Veidt) who falls in love with one of his male students, the film is a courageous work of protest, asserting a view of human sexuality that was decades ahead of its time.
Thanks to Goethe-Institut for their promotional support.
With live piano accompaniment by Darren Creech.
Queerly Beloved is presented in partnership with Paradise.
- “Groundbreaking” – Los Angeles Times
- “A captivating story.” – New York Times
- “The view of the film is at least 50 years ahead of its time.” – UCLA Archive director Jan-Christopher Horak