Film Review: North by Current ★★★★★

Angelo Madsen Minax's remarkable documentary feature North By Current—which world premiered at the 2021 Berlin Film Festival, had its US premiere at last month's Tribeca and is currently playing Utah's Damn These Heels—sees the filmmaker return from Brooklyn, New York to his rural Michigan hometown where his Mormon family is dealing with an unthinkable tragedy.... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Gay Chorus Deep South filmmaker David Charles Rodrigues, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir’s Terrance Kelly & San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Artistic Director Tim Seelig “the whole point of this tour was for us to lift up our brothers & sisters across the South”

In the wake of the 2016 election and the heightened divisive climate, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus (SFGMC) was joined by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir (OIGC) on a 2017 tour of the Southern States with the most discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws. The tour was documented in the emotionally potent, thought-provoking and ultimately uplifting Gay... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: The Pantheon of Queer Mythology creative director Enrique Agudo “VR could potentially be the first medium that is completely inclusive & intersectional from its very beginning”

Last month’s Tribeca Film Festival may not have been able to happen physically in New York City, but festival organisers found innovative ways to reach audiences virtually, including, appropriately enough, with its Virtual Reality (VR) Cinema360 immersive program which was made available to the public globally via Oculus TV. Among this year’s Cinema360 selections was... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: 1950s NYC drag queen doc P.S. Burn This Letter Please filmmakers Michael Seligman & Jennifer Tiexiera “gay history did not begin at Stonewall”

Due to world premiere at 2020's postponed Tribeca Film Festival, a stunning new documentary co-directed by Michael Seligman and Jennifer Tiexiera, P.S. Burn This Letter Please now streaming on Discovery+, looks back at the lives of several New York drag queens during the 1950s and '60s, and introduces us to some of them now in... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Cowboys ★★★★

Due to world premiere at last month’s Tribeca, Anna Kerrigan’s contemporary western Cowboys went on to win two jury awards in the festival's U.S. narrative competition, with Steve Zahn taking best actor and Kerrigan winning for her screenplay. As the film opens we take in some breathtaking vistas of rural Montana, beautifully captured by cinematographer John... Continue Reading →

Film Review: The Cypher ★★★1/2

Due to have its world premiere at Tribeca 2020, director Letia Solomon’s gripping short film The Cypher, written by Wes Akwuobi focuses on Khalil (Nigel Cox) as he prepares to face Yung Reap (O’Shay Neal) in a freestyle rap battle in Philadelphia. Wasting no time, the film opens mid-action with the semi-final of The Cypher... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Pray Away ★★★★1/2

Featured in Tribeca 2020’s Awards Competition, Pray Away—which opens at New York's IFC Center on Friday July 30th and debuts globally on Netflix on Tuesday August 3rd—looks at the destructive history of conservative Christian “reparative therapy”, a shocking misnomer for a practice with no medical or psychological basis. Through the stories of key “defectors” from... Continue Reading →

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