TV Review: Fellow Travelers ★★★★★

Created by Oscar-nominated Philadelphia screenwriter Ron Nyswaner, based on the novel by Thomas Mallon, the eight-episode Showtime miniseries Fellow Travelers is an exquisitely crafted work of queer historical fiction. With a nuanced gay love story at its centre, it is a captivating, sweeping, and deeply moving epic that takes in the Lavender Scare of the... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Frybread Face & Me filmmaker Billy Luther “when it comes down to it, this is my story”

One of the standouts at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival, Billy Luther’s richly evocative 1990-set narrative feature debut Frybread Face and Me, was recently acquired by Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Releasing and will open in select theaters and launch on Netflix on Friday, November 24th. The comedy drama follows 11-year-old Benny (Keir Tallman) as he... Continue Reading →

LGBTQ+ highlights at 14th annual DOC NYC fest

DOC NYC—the nation's largest documentary festival—returns for its 14th edition this month, running in-person from November 8th until 16th at Manhattan's IFC Center, SVA Theatre, and Village East by Angelika. The fest continues online US-wide until November 26th, with most films available digitally to US viewers. Ahead of opening night, we take a look at the... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: filmmaker Jen Markowitz lets LGBTQ+ youth speak for themselves in Summer Qamp “I wanted it to be for them & about them”

With their uplifting debut feature documentary, Summer Qamp, Toronto-based filmmaker Jen Markowitz invites us to spend a week at the LGBTQIA+ CAMP fYrefly in rural Alberta, Canada. As we get to meet their engaging queer and trans teenage subjects, refreshingly and powerfully Markowitz allows them to speak for themselves, unhurried and uninterrupted. For many of... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Lil Nas X – Long Live Montero filmmakers Carlos López Estrada & Zac Manuel “he speaks powerfully to Black youth, to queer youth & to anyone who feels othered or like an outsider”

As the groundbreaking, Grammy-winning rapper, singer, and songwriter Lil Nas X was about to embark upon his first tour last year, Academy Award-nominated filmmakers Carlos López Estrada and Zac Manuel were brought on board to document it. The co-directors were present to capture both the dazzling show itself—and the fans' poignant reaction to it—as well... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Chuck Chuck Baby filmmaker Janis Pugh & star Louise Brealey “these are voices that we don’t often hear”

British writer-director Janis Pugh's remarkable sophomore narrative feature Chuck Chuck Baby, which received its North American premiere at last month's 48th Toronto International Film Festival—and plays both New York's 35th NewFest and Cardif's Iris Prize Festival this weekend—is a celebration of love between working class women in all its forms with a infectious carpe diem... Continue Reading →

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