Paradise on Bloor
1006 Bloor Street West
Toronto ON M6H1M2
March 3, 2020
Paradise (1006 Bloor Street West)
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Archive/Counter-Archive is delighted co-host this special screening of John Greyson's ZERO PATIENCE, presented in partnership with Paradise Cinema's Queerly Beloved series and the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival!
“Juggling MTV-style numbers, intellectual in-jokes and very sexual politics,” (Variety), ZERO PATIENCE examines and refutes the urban legend of the alleged introduction of HIV to North America by a single individual. With defiant use of camp, melodrama and song, Greyson makes clear the ridiculous and paranoid story of “Patient Zero.” The musical tells its story against the backdrop of a romance between a time-displaced Sir Richard Francis Burton and the ghost of "Zero" (the character is not identified by Gaëtan Dugas's name).
Join us for a Q&A following the film!