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    Same-Sex Ballroom Dancing Documentary Hot to Trot Sizzles with Artistic, Political Passions

    Same-Sex Ballroom Dancing Documentary Hot to Trot Sizzles with Artistic, Political Passions

    By Gary M. Kramer– At 4:30 pm on September 22, the Roxie Theater will screen Hot to Trot, director Gail Freedman’s fabulous, crowd-pleasing documentary about same-sex ballroom dancing. The film…

    We the Animals: A Messy, Heartbreaking and Fantastic Film

    We the Animals: A Messy, Heartbreaking and Fantastic Film

    By Gary M. Kramer– Justin Torres’ messy, heartbreaking novel We the Animals has been adapted for the screen by director Jeremiah Zagar, who co-wrote the script with gay playwright Dan…

    Documentary Chronicles Life of a Former Hollywood Pimp for Closeted Celebrities

    Documentary Chronicles Life of a Former Hollywood Pimp for Closeted Celebrities

    By Gary M. Kramer– Filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer’s naughty documentary Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, opening August 10 at the Alamo New Mission, is an expansion of Scotty Bowers’…

    Elwood Takes a Lover Brings LGBT Seniors to the Big Screen

    Elwood Takes a Lover Brings LGBT Seniors to the Big Screen

    For too long, certain people’s stories have been scarce—if not invisible—in film and television. LGBT seniors are no exception. The filmmakers behind Elwood Takes a Lover are doing their part…

    Absorbing New Drama The Cakemaker Connects Food to Love and Coping After Loss

    Absorbing New Drama The Cakemaker Connects Food to Love and Coping After Loss

    By Gary M. Kramer– Out gay writer-director Ofir Raul Graizer’s gentle, absorbing drama, The Cakemaker, opens July 20 at the Landmark Theaters in San Francisco and Berkeley. It begins with…

    Films to Catch During the Last Days of Frameline42

    Films to Catch During the Last Days of Frameline42

    By Gary M. Kramer– There are only a few days of Frameline42 remaining. Here is the lowdown on eight films screening this weekend. Mapplethorpe (June 21, 6:30 pm, Castro) is…

    Seventeen Highlights from the First Week of Frameline 42

    Seventeen Highlights from the First Week of Frameline 42

    By Gary M. Kramer– It’s time once again for the orgy of queer cinema that is Frameline! Running June 14–24, the festival offers viewers more than 100 shorts, features, and…

    Gay Director Makes Auspicious Debut with On Chesil Beach

    Gay Director Makes Auspicious Debut with On Chesil Beach

    By Gary M. Kramer– Out gay filmmaker Dominic Cooke’s directorial debut, On Chesil Beach, is a stunning adaptation of Ian McEwan’s eponymous novel. The story, which is set in 1962,…

    New Engaging STARZ Drama Vida Chronicles the Lives of Three Latinx Women

    New Engaging STARZ Drama Vida Chronicles the Lives of Three Latinx Women

    By Gary M. Kramer– In the fabulous new TV show Vida, debuting May 6 on STARZ, two estranged sisters, the sexpot Lyn (Melissa Barrera) and the uptight Emma (Mishel Prada),…

    Remarkable Documentary About Grace Jones Dazzles

    Remarkable Documentary About Grace Jones Dazzles

    By Gary M. Kramer How does anyone approach the inimitable, indomitable Grace Jones? The singer/actress/model turns 70 this year. She still has those impeccably sculpted legs and cheekbones, that distinctive,…

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