We Two Boys premiered on October 5, 2003 at the ImageOUT Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Festival at the Little Theatre in Rochester, New York.



We Two Boys
Gerry Szymanski
Cyanotype Productions

2003, DVD, 1.33 aspect ratio (4x3 video) color, with spoken English narration, musical accompaniment, 4 minutes.


The short film We Two Boys inhabits the world of post-Civil War America, as seen through it's queer poet, Walt Whitman.

Using his classic poem from "Leaves of Grass" as a starting point, We Two Boys is an animation that brings together written and spoken word, music, and image in a lyrical tribute to affectionate men in the 19th century.

We Two Boys uses text, spoken narration, original music, and historic photographs of men together (including daguerreotypes, tintypes, cartes-de-visite) to illustrate the poem.
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