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.

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

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