Exclusive Interview: Oscar-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams “the real Cassandro is such a proud, out, gay man who embraces everything about who he is”

When Roger Ross Williams met Saúl Armendáriz, better known as Cassandro, for a 2016 documentary he was directing for The New Yorker—The Man Without a Mask—the filmmaker immediately knew he'd found the subject of his first scripted narrative feature. Making the move from amateur wrestling in El Paso, Armendáriz became a Mexican-American icon with the... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2023: LGBTQ+ highlights at 48th​ ​Toronto​ ​International​ ​Film​ ​Festival​

The 48th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) opens on Thursday, September 7th with the international premiere of Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki's animated epic The Boy and the Heron (Kimitachi wa Do Ikiruka) and comes to a close on Sunday, September 17th with the world premiere of Thom Zimny's Sylvester Stallone documentary Sly, exploring the close... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Craig Boreham on his brooding queer Australian indie Lonesome “I wanted to put honest representations of sex on screen”

Declared "a strong new voice in Australian queer cinema” by The Guardian, filmmaker Craig Boreham's debut feature Teenage Kicks premiered at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival, where it was an Audience Award runner-up. It went on to win two Iris Prize trophies and saw Boreham nominated for an Australian Directors Guild Award. The writer-director's remarkable... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: filmmaker Lukas Dhont on his Academy Award-nominated Close “I’ve been dreaming about the Oscars since I was young”

Following its Grand Prix-winning premiere at Cannes, writer-director Lukas Dhont's tender, heartbreaking, and healing sophomore feature Close, has gone on to be acclaimed at festivals around the world, and is among the five works nominated as Best International Feature Film at this weekend's 95th Academy Awards. Beautifully shot by cinematographer Frank van den Eeden, Close... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: filmmaker Goran Stolevski on queer romance Of An Age “it’s more emotionally autobiographical than literal”

Writer-director-editor Goran Stolevski's achingly romantic and emotionally potent sophomore feature, Of An Age, opened Queer Screen's 30th Mardi Gras Film Festival this week and is playing in US cinemas from today. The Macedonian-born, Australian-raised queer filmmaker followed his Sundance award-winning short, Would You Look At Her, by directing several episodes of the fourth season of... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Ryan White on his Netflix Pamela Anderson doc “she’s a gay icon & huge ally”

Through his production company Triod Media, co-cofounded with producer Jessica Hargrave, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Ryan White has spent the last decade making an eclectic range of impactful documentaries. From LGBTQ+ topics, such as The Case Against 8 exploring the case to overturn California's same-sex marriage ban and the road the Supreme Court, the evolution of representation... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Spoiler Alert ★★★★

Even if you didn't know the full title of the bestselling memoir by entertainment journalist Michael Ausiello that this film is based on—Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies—within the opening moments you'll find out where it's eventually headed. We see a heathy looking, but distraught Michael (Jim Parsons) in a hospital bed lovingly facing an ailing... Continue Reading →

Film Review: My Policeman ★★★1/2

Tony and Olivier award-winning veteran theatre director Michael Grandage follows his 2016 feature film debut, Genius, with the delicately powerful My Policeman, which world premiered at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival and opens in select US cinemas today ahead of its global launch on Prime Video on November 4th. Based on the bestselling book... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: director Laurent Bouzereau & Oscar-winner Dustin Lance Black on Mama’s Boy “the idea that we can’t be with people who are too different has shattered the queer community”

Adapted from Oscar-winning writer and filmmaker Dustin Lance Black's bestselling 2019 memoir, director Laurent Bouzereau's deeply moving and unexpectedly urgent feature documentary Mama's Boy debuts on HBO and HBO Max tonight, Tuesday, October 18th 2022. Traveling back to the places where he grew up with two brothers, Black explores his Southern conservative Mormon childhood roots,... Continue Reading →

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