Hidden Master: The Legacy of George Platt Lynes

An intimate look at pioneering artist George Platt Lynes, who took radically explicit photographs of the male nude. The documentary reveals Lynes’ gifted eye for the male form, his long-term friendships with Gertrude Stein and Alfred Kinsey, and his lasting influence as one of the first openly gay American artists.

“A loving, elegant profile of a remarkable, nearly forgotten artist.”

San Francisco Bay Times

“Illuminating and ravishing.”

Awards Daily

“Exquisitely wrought. . .one of the more intelligent documentaries of an artist I can think of in recent memory.”


awards & festivals


Venue City Opening Date
Q+ Art: Palm Springs Art Museum Palm Springs, CA 05/17/2024
Quad Cinema New York, NY 05/31/2024
Landmark Nuart Theatre Los Angeles, CA 05/31/2024
Gateway Film Center Columbus, OH 05/31/2024
Out Film CT - Connecticut LGBTQ Film Festival 06/15/2024
Rehoboth Beach PRIDE Film Festival Lewes, DE 06/16/2024
Theatrikos Doris Harper-White Pheonix, AZ 06/25/2024
= one-off screening