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Key West: City of Colors
Key West City of Colors
Director: Talmadge Hayward
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Documentary
UR     2004     1hr 4min

"In Key West, nobody cares who you want to sleep with." "You have gays, straights, Europeans, Latin Americans, Blacks, Cubans, and White folks all living together on a 2 by 4 mile island. When you put people that close tog...  more »


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Director: Talmadge Hayward
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Documentary
Studio: Picture This Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 12/07/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 4min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

An Homage to an Island of Understanding
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 09/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"KEY WEST: CITY OF COLORS is a fine little documentary meant by its creator Talmadge to focus on the unraveling of a 1 and 1/4 mile long Rainbow Flag down Dylan Street connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Gulf of Mexico. The beauty of the film is not just the documentation of this 2003 event marking the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Rainbow Flag by Gilbert Baker, it is also a celebration of the little island of Key West and the people who live there.

Creator Talmadge presents a brief history of this isolated island at the far southern tip of the United States (closer to Cuba than to Miami!), showing old photographs of the sponge business, the piracy, the smuggling, and the ever present cohabitation of African Americans, Hispanics, famous artists, wealthy, poor, gay and straight citizens. He then spends a great deal of the film in interviews with many of the residents - some lifelong some newly transplanted - who explain in warm and simple terms why this oasis for acceptance is an oasis for human kind.

The colors are rich, the parade of the flag unfolding from ocean to gulf is magnificent and inspiring, and the message of peaceful coexistence serves as a goal for us all. Grady Harp, September 05"