Gregg Araki (born December 17, 1959) is a U.S. film director of independent and gay films. He is a seminal figure of the New Queer Cinema.Araki was born in Los Angeles but grew up in Santa Barbara, California. He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies at UC Santa Barbara and an MFA in Film Production from the University of Southern California in 1985.Araki made his directorial debut in 1987 with Three Bewildered People in the Night. With a budget of only $5,000 and using a stationary camera, he told the story of a romance between a video artist, her sweet-heart and her gay friend.Two years later, Araki made a name for himself on the festival circuit with Long Weekend (o' Despair).
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