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LGBT Pride is this month and we’ve been spotlighting some of the astonishing films about LGBT subjects that have played Tribeca throughout the years.

Today’s film is James Crump’s BLACK WHITE + GRAY: A PORTRAIT OF SAM WAGSTAFF AND ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE (2007), which allows us a moving, sensitive glimpse inside the lives and minds of two art world icons. In this rare and vital documentary study, queer art begets uncontrollable queer love between curator-collector Sam Wagstaff and iconoclastic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, whose relationship would indelibly alter the New York art scene as their creative products came to define the tastes of the city’s culturati. Crump’s documentary looks deeper and beyond.