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    Out Documentarian Chronicles a Remarkable Media Project

    Out Documentarian Chronicles a Remarkable Media Project

    By Gary Kramer– In her Philadelphia apartment, Marion Stokes recorded 70,000 VHS tapes from 1977 until her death in 2012. Her main focus was TV news; she simultaneously taped multiple…

    The Best and Worst LGBTQ Films of 2019, Plus a 2020 Preview

    The Best and Worst LGBTQ Films of 2019, Plus a 2020 Preview

    By Gary Kramer– As 2019 comes to a close, here are ten highlights—and one lowlight—from this year’s cinematic output along with a look at four films opening in early 2020.…

    Temblores: An Exquisite, and Exquisitely Made, Powerful Drama from Guatemala

    Temblores: An Exquisite, and Exquisitely Made, Powerful Drama from Guatemala

    By Gary Kramer– Out gay writer/director Jayro Bustamante’s Temblores (Tremors), opening December 6 at the Landmark Opera Plaza, is an exquisite—and exquisitely made—drama from Guatemala. Pablo (Juan Pablo Olyslager) is…

    Cousins Is a Sweet Gay Brazilian Romance

    Cousins Is a Sweet Gay Brazilian Romance

    By Gary Kramer– In Cousins, out on DVD and VOD December 3, lonely Lucas (Paulo Sousa) first meets his cousin Mario (co-writer/director Thiago Cazado) when the latter comes to stay…

    Out Filmmaker’s Latest Drama Is a Twisty Mystery

    Out Filmmaker’s Latest Drama Is a Twisty Mystery

    By Gary Kramer– Written and directed by out gay filmmaker Wash Westmoreland, Earthquake Bird is a twisty and absorbing adaptation of Susanna Jones’ celebrated novel. The juicy drama, available on…

    Ozon’s New Film Tackles the Church Abuse Scandal in France

    Ozon’s New Film Tackles the Church Abuse Scandal in France

    By Gary Kramer– By the Grace of God, opening November 1 in the Bay Area, is out gay director François Ozon’s riveting drama about the church’s recent child abuse scandal…

    Closeted Roy Cohn the Subject of an Eye-Opening New Doc

    Closeted Roy Cohn the Subject of an Eye-Opening New Doc

    By Gary Kramer– History shows how evil Roy Cohn really was. Described as “flamboyant” and “ruthless,” Cohn was a lawyer who helped to send Julius and Ethel Rosenberg to their…

    Almodovar’s Latest, Pain and Glory, Charts the Emotional Terrain of a Gay Filmmaker

    Almodovar’s Latest, Pain and Glory, Charts the Emotional Terrain of a Gay Filmmaker

    By Gary Kramer– Pain and Glory is out gay filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar’s elegiac autofiction, a tribute to both his filmmaking career and to his star, Antonio Banderas. This tender drama,…

    End of the Century Is a Hypnotic Gay Romantic Drama

    End of the Century Is a Hypnotic Gay Romantic Drama

    By Gary Kramer– End of the Century, opening September 27 at the Opera Plaza and Shattuck cinemas, is writer/director Lucio Castro’s absolutely hypnotic romance. Ocho (Juan Barberini) hooks up with…

    Gay Brazilian Looks for Love in SF-Shot Film

    Gay Brazilian Looks for Love in SF-Shot Film

    By Gary Kramer– The indie film Bathroom Stalls & Parking Lots, out September 10 on DVD and VOD, and screening September 20 at the Roxie Theater as part of the SF…

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