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Greyson, John 1960-

Works: 95 works in 193 publications in 4 languages and 2,663 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television series  Television remakes  Television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Musical films  History  Prison films  Romance films  Historical films 
Roles: Author, Director, Lyricist, Author of screenplay, Editor, Film editor, Interviewee, Performer, Restager , Creator
Classifications: PN1995.9.H55, 791.4575
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Greyson
Queer looks : perspectives on lesbian and gay film and video( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queer Looks is a collection of writing by video artists, filmmakers, and critics which explores the recent explosion of lesbian and gay independent media culture. A compelling compilation of artists' statements and critical theory, producer interviews and image-text works, this anthology demonstrates the vitality of queer artists under attack and fighting back. Each maker and writer deploys a surprising array of techniques and tactics, negotiating the difficult terrain between street pragmatism and theoretical inquiry, finding voices rich in chutzpah and subtlety. From gueril
Queer as folk by Michelle Clunie( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on the loves, careers, ambitions and relationships of a group of gay men and women" in Pittsburgh, PA--Container
Lilies( Visual )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1952, a Catholic bishop makes an exceptional visit to a prison to hear a dying inmate's confession. Once inside the chapel, the bishop is taken hostage by Simon, a childhood friend. With the aid of his fellow inmates, Simon's version of the events that took place forty years earlier are reenacted. The action moves seamlessly through time between the crude prison and the actual events of 1912. The drama culminates on the tragic night when both men's fates were decided."--Slipcase for container
Zero patience by John Greyson( Visual )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Greyson has woven a tall tale of love and loss, sex and science, history and hysteria in the age of AIDS. Greyson revives renowned Victorian Sir Richard Burton who constructs a sensationalist multimedia museum display focusing on Patient Zero, the gay French-Canadian flight attendant accused of bringing AIDS to North America"--Cinevista Video container
The perils of pedagogy : the works of John Greyson by John, uthor Greyson( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether addressing HIV/AIDS, the policing of bathroom sex, censorship, or anti-globalization movements, John Greyson has imbued his work with cutting humour, eroticism, and postmodern aesthetics. Mashing up high art, opera, community activism, and pop culture, Greyson challenges his audience to consider new ways that images can intervene in both political and public spheres. Emerging on the Toronto scene in the late 1970s, Greyson has produced an eclectic, provocative, and award-winning body of work in film and video. The essays in The Perils of Pedagogy range from personal meditations to provocative textual readings to studies of the historical contexts in which the artist's works intervened politically as well as artistically. Notable writers from a range of disciplines as well as prominent experimental and activist filmmakers tackle questions of documentary ethics, moving image activism, and queer coalitional politics raised by Greyson's work. Close to one hundred frame captures and stills from almost sixty works, along with articles, speeches, and short scripts by Greyson - several never before published - supplement the collection. Celebrating thirty years of passionate, brilliant, and affecting moviemaking, The Perils of Pedagogy will fascinate both specialists and general readers interested in media activism and advocacy, censorship, and freedom of expression."--Publisher's website
Queer as folk( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continues to follow the lives of a group of gay men and women in Pittsburgh and their friends, families and lovers
Proteus by John Greyson( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im Jahr 1735 verlieben sich auf der südafrikanischen Gefangeneninsel Robben Island ein Ureinwohner und ein Bure, müssen aber erkennen, dass ihre Liebe im Zwangssystem der Insel nicht geheim gehalten werden kann. (Lexikon des Internationalen Films)
Urinal( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greyson (Proteus, Lilies and Zero Patience) resurrects Eisenstein, Mishima, Frida Kahlo and other historical gay figures to probe the policing of public toilets in Ontario. They discover that, since 1981, hundreds of men have been arrested, victims of video surveillance. The key to all this seems to be a portrait of Dorian Gray. Part news story, part surreal comic invention, Urinal is edgy queer cinema at its finest: passionate, playful, complex and sharp
People like us : the gossip of Colin Campbell = Des gens comme nous : les potins de Colin Campbell by Jon Davies( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urinal and other stories by John Greyson( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urinal a film( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A motley crew of dead, gay artists: Russian filmmaker, Sergei Eisenstein, Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima, and American poet Langston Hughes, are mysteriously summoned to the garden of two noted dead Toronto sculptors, Frances Loring and Florence Wyle. A tape recorder spells out their "Impossible Mission": they must research the policing of washroom sex in Ontario and propose solutions. Of their group, Dorian Grey is mandated to infiltrate the police force as a undercover "gay" agent
Zero patience a musical about AIDS by Glenn Schellenberg( Recording )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video against AIDS( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

22 independently produced media productions, thematically organized into 9 sections, examine the personal and political issues surrounding the AIDS crisis in the U.S
Orientations lesbian & gay Asians( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dozen Canadian gay men and women of different Asian backgrounds speak frankly about their lives as members of a minority within a minority. They tell about coming out, racism, cultural identity and challenge the stereotype of Asians as quiet and passive
Queer as folk( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 13. Divina Devore, Pittsburgh's very own drag queen is back in town! She dated Debbie 30 years ago, and (s)he looks a lot like Michael. Justin becomes a go-go dancer at Babylon to earn money for school. Melanie and Lindsay struggle to get Gus accepted to preschool. Episode 14. Justin's making too much money to care about his suffering homework. George offers to take Emmett on a world tour! Detective Carl Horvath returns to the diner, to ask Debbie out on a date. Episode 15. Michael and Justin join forces to create their own comic book. Emmett is barred from speaking at George's funeral. Melanie and Lindsay enlist Leda to help renovate their attic. Episode 16. Brian ignores Justin's birthday, so Melanie and Lindsay take him to a violin concert-- where he meets the gorgeous and talented Ethan. Michael's surprise party for Ben is a disaster. Ted falls for Luke-- he seems perfect, but can he accept Ted's career in porn?
The influence of model membrane systems on the structure of water by W. V Johnston( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of a specific influence of dissolved ions on the structure of water by John Greyson( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Water Research Program by John Greyson( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judith Williamson consuming passionately in Southern California( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judith Williamson examines consumer culture in America, from the multiplication of products and their functions to capitalism's colonization of the body. What is the meaning of freedom in modern day America? Is it the freedom to change the world or the freedom to change our socks?"--Producers
Video against AIDS( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A provocative and inspiring counter-representation of the AIDS crisis. Video Against AIDS takes a passionate look at the personal and political issues surrounding the AIDS epidemic. Produced by concerned artists, activists, people living with AIDS, and their families and friends, this collection of many different videos gives voice to first-hand experiences, ideas and feelings which the mainstream media have for the most part denied. Video Against AIDS is thematically organized around nine sections which provide a creative framework for increasing awareness on the viewpoints, ideas, facts and political organizing strategies related to the AIDS crisis
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Queer looks : perspectives on lesbian and gay film and video
Alternative Names
Greyson, J.

John Greyson Canadees filmregisseur

John Greyson Canadian filmmaker

John Greyson kanadischer Regisseur, Drehbuchautor und Filmproduzent

John Greyson regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico canadese

Джон Грейсон

People like us : the gossip of Colin Campbell = Des gens comme nous : les potins de Colin Campbell