Bringing intriguing, unsettling, unpredictable and provocative films to an audience long numbed by filmic predictability to the world, Ray Murray is president of Artsploitation Films. He is the author of “Images in the Dark: An Encyclopedia of Gay and Lesbian Film and Video” and was the founder and artistic director of the Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (renamed Philadelphia QFest). For over thirty years he was president of TLA Entertainment Group. TLA operated repertory cinemas (TLA – Theatre of the Living Arts and Roxy Screening Rooms), video stores (TLA Video), online retail of movies (TLAVideo.com) and film distribution (TLA Releasing).
We talk to him today about independent LGBT film as well as Artsploitation's newest release, The Prince, the directing debut of filmmaker SEBASTIÁN MUÑOZ . It has been called "one of most homoerotic prison movies" ever.