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Film, "Howl": Longtime doc filmmakers tackle Ginsberg's poem

"Howl": Longtime doc filmmakers tackle Ginsberg's poem

In some ways, everything's changed and it's a new world for gays and lesbians," gay documentary filmmaker Rob Epstein says. "On the other hand, if you're coming out now alone and isolated somewhere without any support system, it's the same…
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Film, A Tale of Two Movies

A Tale of Two Movies

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear: 1992, to be exact. Gus Van Sant, the filmmaker who had just thrilled the world with his young-hustlers-in-love classic, My Own Private Idaho, was picked to direct The Mayor of…
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Film, Feeling Blue

Feeling Blue

Furtive anonymous sex and deep psychological insight don't usually accompany one another -- except in the writings of John Rechy and Irving Rosenthal. But they most certainly do in Porn Theatre, writer/director/actor Jacques Nolot's uncannily subtle mood piece, helpfully retitled…
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Film, <i>Event</i> Full

Event Full

Well into the third decade of the AIDS epidemic, films like Longtime Companion, An Early Frost, and Philadelphia, as strange as it may be to imagine, have become period pieces. People aren't expiring quite so quickly anymore, thanks to new…
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Film, Homo Alone

Homo Alone

Having already produced a book (Disco Bloodbath) and directed a "shockumentary" (Party Monster) about the "Club Kids" scene that rose brightly and fell murderously in New York in the late '80s/ early '90s, filmmakers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (The…
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Film, The Zero Effect

The Zero Effect

When it made the rounds of the gay and lesbian film festivals last year, Km. 0 (Kilometer Zero) found itself the winner of several audience awards -- prizes voted on by festivalgoers themselves for the feature they happened to enjoy…
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Film, A Hard Heart

A Hard Heart

"This isn't sex -- this is pornography!" screams the enraged director when his new cinematographer starts to get too artistic for his own good. As absurd as it sounds, this piece of dialogue from The Fluffer -- a cautionary tale…
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Film, Bang,  You're Dead

Bang, You're Dead

If you were to hear that Our Lady of the Assassins is one of the most genuinely shocking films you'll ever see, what would that suggest to you? Some new level of extreme violence and explicit sex, no doubt. But…
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Film, Give Him  an Inch

Give Him an Inch

Times certainly have changed. Twenty years ago, a musical about an East German transsexual rock singer would have premiered in one of New York's off-off-Broadway theaters or cabarets, run for a couple of weeks, and remained the pleasant memory of…
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Film, Northern Composure

Northern Composure

After winning five separate Audience Awards and other honors at various gay and lesbian film festivals over the past year, Thomas Bezucha's Big Eden has finally opened in general release. You don't have to be an expert on the history…
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Film, <i>Kiss</i> of Life

Kiss of Life

And that's what this culture is interested in -- material profit. What matters is what sells. And what doesn't sell is best kept quiet about. But as ACT UP should have taught us -- all of us -- "Silence =…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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