I have updated the gallery with 328 Screen Captures from Before Night Falls, a project Johnny did back in 2000 as Lt. Victor/Bon Bon, to the photo archive as well as 3 Stills and Behind the Scenes.
Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas’s life is narrated by him, in an inextricable mix of his memories, dreams, nightmares and pure fiction. He grew up as poor, naked illegitimate child, joined Castro’s Cuban revolution and became an intellectual, employed in the public library. After discovering his gay sexuality, he soon shares in the regime’s inconsistent persecution. His work and life become dominated by the mix of temptation, fear, betrayal and man-hunting in both senses. Finally he makes it to Manhattan, only to get caught in another trap for which there is only one tragic escape in the end.