Film Review: Cured ★★★★

Patrick Sammon and Bennett Singer's riveting feature documentary Cured, which opens the fall season of PBS' Independent Lens on Monday October 11th, examines the fascinating chapter in queer history that saw gay liberation activists successfully overturn the US psychiatric profession's classification of homosexuality as a mental illness. Using archive photographs and video footage, recently discovered... Continue Reading →

Outfest 2021 Exclusive Interview: filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz on Boulevard! A Hollywood Story “how many queer stories are buried in boxes, sitting in people’s attics & basements?”

Jeffrey Schwarz, the Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker behind Vito, I Am Divine, and Tab Hunter Confidential, returns to Outfest this month for the world premiere of his latest feature, Boulevard! A Hollywood Story. The fascinating film unearths the little-known attempt by actress Gloria Swanson to stage an original Broadway musical based on the movie she is... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Ailey director Jamila Wignot “I wanted the film to feel like an epic saga in the way that his dance works do”

Emmy-winning director Jamila Wignot's Ailey, a compelling and moving portrait of a towering figure in modern dance, Alvin Ailey, world premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. "Unlike many documentaries about artists, Ailey gives us a substantial insight into his creative process", writes James Kleinmann in his five... Continue Reading →

Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart virtual reading with Laverne Cox, Jeremy Pope, Guillermo Díaz, Ryan O’Connell & Daniel Newman directed by Paris Barclay

ONE Archives Foundation, in collaboration with Invisible Histories Project, announced today a historic virtual reading of Larry Kramer’s largely autobiographical play The Normal Heart on Saturday May 8th at 5pm PT. Directed by Emmy Award-winner Paris Barclay, this new presentation will be the first time the Tony Award-winning play features a cast that is predominately BIPOC and... Continue Reading →

Recognized / Recognizability: LGBTQ+ Photo Archives & History – ONE Archives Foundation virtual panel April 7th

ONE Archives Foundation presents an online panel discussion on LGBTQ+ photography, history, and archives, Recognized / Recognizability: LGBTQ Photo Archives and History, moderated by Kaucyila Brooke. Taking place on April 7th at 5pm PT, the virtual panel will bring together Neal Baer, Zackary Drucker, Texas Isaiah, Kang Seung Lee, and Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell.... Continue Reading →

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