Jan 28, 2022
Bruce LaBruce is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, photographer, writer, and artist based in Toronto. Along with a number of short films, he has written and directed nine feature films, including his most recent, Saint-Narcisse, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival in 2020. As a visual artist he has had numerous gallery shows around the world, the latest of which, called Obscenity, a photography exhibit, which caused a national ruckus in Spain in 2011. His feature film L.A. Zombie was notably banned in Australia in 2010.
Bruce has written a premature memoir called The Reluctant Pornographer, and has had two books published about his work: Ride, Queer, Ride, and Bruce(x)ploitation. Most recently, Bruce has been honored with film retrospectives at both TIFF/Bell Lightbox 2014, and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, 2015. The MoMA retrospective featured all nine of his features as well as a program of short films. All of the films have now become part of MoMA’s permanent film collection.