LGBTQ+ highlights at 13th annual DOC NYC running in-person & online November 9-27

America's largest documentary festival, DOC NYC, returns with its 13th annual edition running in-person November 9th-17th at New York's IFC Center, SVA Theatre, and Cinépolis Chelsea, with over 110 feature-length documentaries among over 200 films and events, including 29 world premieres and 27 US premieres. With most films available digitally to US viewers, the festival... 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 →

Notes from the queerest TIFF ever

Compiling a list of LGBTQ+ highlights ahead of the 47th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, I was struck by the sheer number of queer films that had been selected, a powerful enough statement from the festival's programmers in itself. But actually being there at TIFF in-person—for the first time in three years—to catch... Continue Reading →

Outfest LA 2022 Film Review: ALL MAN The International Male Story ★★★★

Following its world premiere at Tribeca last month, directors Bryan Darling and Jesse Finley Reed's delectable ALL MAN: The International Male Story plays the 40th Anniversary Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival on Saturday, July 16th. The feature documentary chronicles the history of the alluring men's fashion catalogue, International Male, with insights from the insiders... Continue Reading →

Mardi Gras Film Festival 2022 Reviews: Seyran Ateş: Sex, Revolution & Islam (★★★) & Hating Peter Tatchell (★★★1/2)

Two very different documentaries playing at the Mardi Gras Film Festival 2022 focus on individual LGBTQ+ activists in different walks of life: controversial gay rights warrior Peter Tatchell in Hating Peter Tatchell, and progressive Islamic campaigner Seyran Ateş in Seyran Ateş: Sex, Revolution and Islam.  Seyran Ateş is a human rights lawyer and Imam, born... Continue Reading →

Sundance 2022 Film Review: Sirens ★★★★

UPDATE: Screens at the 40th Anniversary Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival on Sunday, July 17th at 7pm at Harmony Gold. Rita Baghdadi's feature documentary Sirens, which world premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, is a nuanced, intimate, and upbeat portrait of Lebanon's only all-female thrash metal band, Slave to Sirens. Although it opens... Continue Reading →

LGBTQ+ highlights at Sundance 2022

UPDATE: January 5th 2022, Sundance announced that the Festival’s in-person Utah elements will be moving online. The Festival will begin Thursday January 20th 2022 as planned with screening schedule adjustments to be announced to account for an online only schedule. The seven satellite partners will host screenings for their local communities from January 28th-30th 2022. With... Continue Reading →

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