1988, 100:00 minutes, English, French subtitles
A motley crew of famous dead artists, including Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein and Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, are mysteriously summoned to Toronto in 1987. Their Mission? To research the policing of washroom sex and propose solutions. Of their group Dorian Gray is mandated to infiltrate the police force as an undercover 'gay' agent.
Urinal combines narrative and documentary conventions and blends film, video and computer paintbox special effects to explore this urgent political issue. Since 1981, hundreds of men are arrested each year in Ontario's public washrooms for 'indecent acts'. Video surveillance and undercover entrapment ensure that the men plead guilty. Their names are often published in local papers. Their lives are destroyed -- several have committed suicide.
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