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Matthew Hays

Matthew Hays is a Montreal-based critic, author, film festival programmer, and university instructor. He is the co-editor (with Thomas Waugh) of Arsenal Pulp's Queer Film Classics series. He has been a film critic and reporter for the weekly Montreal Mirror since 1993. His first book, The View from Here: Conversations with Gay and Lesbian Filmmakers (Arsenal Pulp Press), was cited by Quill & Quire as one of the best books of 2007 and won a 2008 Lambda Literary Award. His articles have appeared in a broad range of publications, including The Guardian, The Daily Beast, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, Vice, The Walrus, The Advocate, The Toronto Star, The International Herald Tribune, Cineaste, Cineaction, Quill & Quire, This Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, Canadian Screenwriter, and Xtra!. He teaches courses in journalism, communication studies and film studies at Concordia University, where he received his MA in communication studies in 2000. A two-time nominee for a National Magazine Award, Hays received the 2013 Concordia President's Award for Teaching Excellence. .
Matthew is also co-editor (with Thomas Waugh) of the Queer Film Classics series.

Books by Matthew Hays

Manila by Night

by (author) Joel David
series edited by Matthew Hays & Thomas Waugh

Female Trouble

A Queer Film Classic

by (author) Chris Holmlund
series edited by Matthew Hays & Thomas Waugh

Arabian Nights

by (author) Michael Moon
series edited by Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays

C.R.A.Z.Y.

A Queer Film Classic

by (author) Robert Schwartzwald
series edited by Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays

Forbidden Love

A Queer Film Classic

by (author) Jean Bruce & Gerda Cammaer
series edited by Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays

I've Heard the Mermaids Singing

A Queer Film Classic

by (author) Julia Mendenhall
series edited by Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays

L.A. Plays Itself/Boys in the Sand

A Queer Film Classic

by (author) Cindy Patton
series edited by Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays

Paris Is Burning

A Queer Film Classic

by (author) Lucas Hilderbrand
series edited by Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays

Strangers on a Train

A Queer Film Classic

by (author) Jonathan Goldberg
series edited by Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays

Death in Venice

A Queer Film Classic

by (author) Will Aitken
series edited by Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays

Word Is Out

A Queer Film Classic

by (author) Greg Youmans
series edited by Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays

Zero Patience

A Queer Film Classic

by (author) Susan Knabe & Wendy Gay Pearson
series edited by Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays

Fire

A Queer Film Classic

by (author) Shohini Ghosh
series edited by Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays

Montreal Main

A Queer Film Classic

series edited by Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays
by (author) Jason Garrison

Farewell My Concubine

A Queer Film Classic

by (author) Helen Hok-Sze Leung
series edited by Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays

Law of Desire

A Queer Film Classic

by (author) Jose Quiroga
series edited by Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays

Trash

A Queer Film Classic

by (author) Jon Davies
series edited by Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays

Gods and Monsters

A Queer Film Classic

by (author) Noah Tsika
series edited by Thomas Waugh & Matthew Hays

Toronto on Film

by (author) Geoff Pevere, Piers Handling, Matthew Hays, Wyndham Wise, Brenda Longfellow, Steve Gravestock & Justin D. Edwards

The View from Here

Conversations with Gay and Lesbian Filmmakers

by (author) Matthew Hays