Cast: Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Englund, Robert Rusler
When A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge was released in 1985, fans thirsting for more Freddy Krueger mayhem weren’t prepared for what’s been called “the gayest horror movie ever made.” Now, over 30 years later, the film’s star — Mark Patton, the first male scream queen — gathers cast and crew from the infamous sequel to reevaluate its legacy and its queer aesthetic, and to confront the Hollywood homophobia that derailed a career meant for superstardom.
In person on 7/20: Directors Tyler Jensen and Roman Chimienti, Mark Patton, Robert Englund, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler, Clu Gulager
Tyler Jensen is a director and editor based in NYC. He started making movies in his Minnesota basement, re-creating the likes of Speed and The Rocky Horror Picture Show with action figures, Happy Meal toys and hand-drawn sets at the age of 11. He went on to study film and photography at Perpich Center For Arts Education and Minneapolis Community And Technical College. His short-form narrative, documentary and music video work has been featured on The New Yorker, Vice, Pitchfork, Boiler Room, TPT channel 2 and The Walker Art Center.
Roman Chimienti is a director and sound engineer based in NYC. His early experience as a casting director and recording engineer for TV and radio advertising has allowed him to work with some of the industry’s most recognizable talent. Additionally, his extensive audio work has been featured in numerous festivals worldwide with film productions like Happy Birthday To Me (starring Whoopi Goldberg), Spell, Gold Star, Last Supper, 30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story, the upcoming documentary Wrinkles the Clown and the highly anticipated feature docudrama Madonna and the Breakfast Club.