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This landmark film documents, with guts and humor, the love and dedication of longtime companions Tom Joslin and Mark Massi. From the emotional challenge of living with a fatal illness to the frustration of maintaining daily routines, this is a powerful tale of love, commitment, mortality and the strength of the human spirit.

Filmmaker Interviews

Peter Friedman talks about how he tried to capture the spirits of the two men at the center of 'Silverlake Life.'

  • Updated on April 17, 2014

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Silverlake Life

Premiere Date: June 15, 1993

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Filmmakers: Tom Joslin, Peter Friedman Bio

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Tom Joslin
Tom Joslin
Peter Friedman
Peter Friedman

Critical Acclaim

A testament to an extraordinary relationship, a love story in extremis.”

— David Ansen,

Extraordinarily moving... no one who sees it through to its unexpectedly buoyant final scene will regret the time spent or be unchanged by the experience.”

— Kenneth Turan,
LA Times

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