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Hidden Master (1st showing)

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Join us at Bar Veloce in Narrowsburg for Lynes and Libations. Enjoy themed cocktails and screening of “Hidden Master: The Legacy of George Platt Lynes.”

The documentary delves into the life and pioneering photography of George Platt Lynes, celebrating his influential work capturing mid-20th-century figures while also shedding light on his exploration of queerness and sexuality through his art, showcasing his enduring impact on the art world.

George Platt Lynes began his career photographing celebrities, and it’s those portraits along with his extravagant fashion work that he’s best remembered for today. However, George’s heart, his passion, and his greatest talent lay elsewhere, in his work with the male nude. This work, sensuous and radically explicit for its time, has only recently begun being fully discovered and appreciated for the revolution that it represents — a man capturing his fantasies as a gift, a window to a future his camera saw coming before anyone else.

From visionary art director Sam Shahid, HIDDEN MASTER features a stunning collection of photography from the 1930s-50s, uncovering the life of Lynes less known: his gifted eye for the male form, his longterm friendships with Gertrude Stein and Alfred Kinsey, and his lasting influence as one of the first openly gay American artists. 

HIDDEN MASTER: The Legacy of George Platt Lynes

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY | 96 min | US | 2023


Sam Shahid


Sam Shahid
Matthew Kraus
John MacConnell


Matthew Kraus
John MacConnell
Nando de Carvalho


O’Brien Kelley
Raja Sethuraman
Magnus Andersson
Jayne Baron Sherman


Charles W. Leslie & Rocco Lofaro Buonpane


Matthew Kraus


John MacConnell


Sarah Lynch


Grant Nellessen

  • Type: 2023,Documentary Feature,Fine Art on Film,LGBTQ,Special Event
  • Time: September 30, 2023 - 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Venue:Bar Veloce