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Docs: “Art and Pep” – A Moving Tribute to One of America’s Most Iconic Gay Bars

The documentary Art and Pep, directed by Mercedes Kane, received its world premiere during the 40th anniversary Outfest LGBTQIA+ film festival. At the heart of this film are Art Johnston and José Pepe Peña, two Chicagoans who have been involved in the city’s gay community and found themselves crucial figures in the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement, leading their local community in both activism and celebration for nearly fifty years.