Exclusive Interview: Paris Is Burning director Jennie Livingston “I always felt that the balls were a kind of a church, a kind of ritual space”

To mark the thirtieth anniversary of Jennie Livingston's (they/them) landmark documentary Paris Is Burning, the Criterion Collection have issued the film on Blu-Ray for the first time in a stunning 2K digital restoration. Also available through Criterion on DVD, the new edition on both formats features over an hour of previously unseen outtakes, a new... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Man Made ★★★★

T Cooper’s debut documentary feature, Man Made, follows the lives of four transgender men as they prepare compete at Trans FitCon the world’s only all-trans bodybuilding competition in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The competition is open to anyone who self-identifies as transgender male.Firstly we meet Dominic Chilko (who placed third at last year’s FitCon). The 26... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Changing The Game ★★★★★

Michael Barnett's compelling documentary about transgender teen athletes Changing the Game had its world premiere at Tribeca earlier this year and has proved a hit with LGBTQ+ festivals across the US, winning audience awards at both Frameline and Outfest. The film will receive its European premiere at the Iris Prize Festival in Cardiff, Wales on... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2019: LGBTQ+ Preview

With the 44th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) opening on Thursday 5th September, The Queer Review takes a look at some of this year's LGBTQ+ related highlights taking in feature films, documentaries, shorts and animation. Recent years at TIFF have delivered award winning LGBTQ+ gems including BPM (Beats Per Minute), Disobedience, A Fantastic Woman, Call Me By... Continue Reading →

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