This moving tribute to novelist, poet and memoirist Paul Monette could be unfairly dismissed as yet another tragic tale of a brilliant career cut short by AIDS. But what sets director's Monte Bramer's documentary apart is its determination to celebrate Monette's place
as one of the leading gay writers of our time, and also to portray unflinchingly the ravages of AIDS. From home movies, interviews and a generous helping of readings from Monette's work, Bramer assembles an intimate portrait of the writer. It's an interesting life: boyhood spent trying to be the
perfect child, even as he began to sense there was something "different" about him; years toiling in L.A.,...