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Keitel (John Fitzgerald) film collection
Coll2017-016  
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  • Arrangement
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Scope and Contents

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California
    Title: John Fitzgerald Keitel film collection
    creator: Keitel, John Fitzgerald
    Identifier/Call Number: Coll2017-016
    Physical Description: 3 Linear Feet 18 reels of film and 1 box.
    Date (inclusive): 1991-1999
    Abstract: 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."

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged alphabetically.

    Biographical / Historical

    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.

    Conditions Governing Access

    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 materials.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of John Fitzgerald Keitel, September 8, 2016.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item name] John Fitzgerald Keitel Film Collection, Coll2017-016, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Loni Shibuyama, 2017.

    Scope and Contents

    18 reels of film (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." The collection also includes publicity photographs, press kits, and a film festival program for Defying Gravity.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Gays in motion pictures
    Motion pictures (visual works)