Film prints (16mm and 35mm) and publicity material, 1991-1999, from Los Angeles filmmaker John Fitzgerald Keitel. The collection
includes prints and trailers for the student film
Counterpoint; the documentary short
An All-American Story (circa 1991); and the feature film
Defying Gravity (1997), about "a macho fratboy who falls in love with his openly gay friend and grapples with his changing sense of self."
John Fitzgerald Keitel is a graduate of Stanford University (AB Human Biology and Drama) and the University of Southern California
School of Cinematic Arts (MA Cinema and Television Production). Keitel has worked as a producer, director, writer, cinematographer
and/or editor for numerous productions in film and television, including LGBT-themed films and documentaries such as Defying Gravity, Justly Married, Prodigal Sons, Fred, and content for CurrentTV.
3 Linear Feet
18 reels of film and 1 box.
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The collection is open to researchers. The original films in this collection are deposited in conjunction with the Outfest
Legacy Project at the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Advance notice is required for researchers wishing to access these