The Secret Club

the_secret_club_160THE SECRET CLUB is a documentary about the gay men who started the first gay club in Scandinavia and those men who didn`t dear to join them. It all started in a small local house, with secret friends and secret meetings. With humour and a touch of sadness, a group of older homosexuals men recall titillating episodes from their youth, as well as the negative reactions from society. Homosexuality was legalized in Norway as late as 1972.

PRODUCTION FACTS
Documentary
Norwegian title: Den hemmelige klubben
Dur: 55 min.
Director: Kenneth Elvebakk
Producer: Hanne Myren
Release: January 2003

AWARDS
Mix Brazil Gay & Lesbian Film Festival: Audience Award: Best Documentary
Festival participation:
Tromsø International Film Festival 2003
2003 Norwegian Documentary Film Festival, Volda
Norwegian Short Film Festival Grimstad 2003
2003 Oslo Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Oslo, Norway
2003 Pink Filmdays, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Brussels Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
FIPA – Festival International de programmes audiovisuels
Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Inside Out – Toronto Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
NewFest G & L, New York
Reel Affirmations – Washington G & L Film Festival
Mix Brazil Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Vinokino Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Finland