Exclusive Interview: cinematographer Ava Benjamin Shorr on HBO Max’s LGBTQ+ rights docu-series Equal “it’s a deeply emotional experience to recreate these people from the past”

Following her work as director of photography on Sam Feder's groundbreaking documentary Disclosure, Ava Benjamin Shorr has now lensed the dynamic and stirring four-part LGBTQ+ civil rights docu-series Equal, which premieres on HBO on Thursday October 22nd. Her work on the series saw her collaborate with directors Stephen Kijak and Kimberly Reed to create visually... Continue Reading →

NAQFA: North American Queer Festival Alliance’s inaugural event celebrates Sam Feder’s Disclosure

Last week it was announced that four leading North American LGBTQ film festivals, San Francisco's Frameline, Toronto's Inside Out, New York's NewFest, and Los Angeles' Outfest had joined forces to form NAQFA: the North American Queer Festival Alliance. NAQFA's first collaborative event, taking place tonight Wednesday June 24th 6pm PST/9pm EST, is a live-streamed celebration... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Disclosure filmmaker Sam Feder “Trans people are the experts on their own history & we don’t need anyone talking about us or for us”

In the spirit of the landmark documentaries The Celluloid Closet and Ethnic Notions, Sam Feder’s ambitious, ground-breaking and nuanced Disclosure, which launches globally on Netflix on Friday June 19th, examines over a hundred years of trans screen representation. Covering an impressive range of frequently damaging trans portrayals and storylines, Disclosure takes in Oscar-winning movies like... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Disclosure ★★★★

Director Sam Feder’s Disclosure, which world premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is an ambitious, ground-breaking and nuanced examination of over one hundred years of trans representation on screen. Iconic and lesser known scenes from film and television are placed in context by a line-up of trans trailblazers including the iconic Laverne Cox, who... Continue Reading →

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