Category: Film

The 2015 Long Beach Qfilms Festival Announces Complete Lineup & Schedule

The 2015 Long Beach Qfilms Festival Announces Complete Lineup & Schedule

[ 0 ] August 11, 2015

The 2015 Long Beach Qfilm Festival will take place Thursday, September 10 through Sunday, September 13 at the historic Art Theatre located at 2025 East 4th St. and the neighboring LGBTQ Center of Long Beach, both on Long Beach’s renowned “Retro Row.” As previously announced, the festival is adding an additional night and all screenings this year […]

RAGE Reviews: People Who Need People

RAGE Reviews: People Who Need People

[ 0 ] August 10, 2015

by chris carpenter – Barbra Streisand may have sung it best, but a handful of new movies in theaters or DVD illustrate the refrain of her hit Funny Girl song “People” in exceptional ways.  Phoenix, which has nothing to do with the desert city of my birth, opens today in Orange County and Pasadena and […]

MOVIES AT THE BEACH featuring 'To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar'

MOVIES AT THE BEACH featuring ‘To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar’

[ 0 ] August 3, 2015

. If you haven’t seen this 1995 classic drag film that helped to solidify the careers of Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo, then your “LGBT card” is about to be revoked! Presented by The LGBTQ Center of Long Beach and Alfredo’s Beach Club on Saturday, August 8, this is a free, evening movie […]

RAGE Reviews: Gays vs. Nazis vs. Crypto-Nazis

RAGE Reviews: Gays vs. Nazis vs. Crypto-Nazis

[ 0 ] July 31, 2015

by chris carpenter –  First performed in 1979, Martin Sherman’s play Bent has become regarded as a watershed theatrical expose of the persecution of homosexuals under the Nazis prior to and during World War II. Given that, it seems odd that despite successful original productions in London and on Broadway in 1982 plus a star-studded […]

OUTFEST LOS ANGELES 2015: Creating Change, One Story At A Time

OUTFEST LOS ANGELES 2015: Creating Change, One Story At A Time

[ 0 ] July 6, 2015

by chris carpenter –  Despite the resignations this past year of two prominent leaders (Executive Director Kirsten Schaffer and Director of Programming Kristin Pepe) as well as the temporary loss of the Ford Theatre, which is undergoing a long-overdue renovation, Outfest is still going strong. The 33rd Annual Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival runs Thursday, […]

RAGE Reviews: Girls Gone Wild

RAGE Reviews: Girls Gone Wild

[ 0 ] June 15, 2015

by chris carpenter –  Novelist Roald Dahl’s books are rife with precocious children, many of them depicted in a less than favorable light.  Think of the greedy brats in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie withstanding, or Danny the Champion of the World’s schoolyard bullies. Of course, Dahl was perceptive enough to lay the blame for children’s misbehavior […]

COME OUT TO FILMOUT - 17th Annual San Diego LGBT Film Festival

COME OUT TO FILMOUT – 17th Annual San Diego LGBT Film Festival

[ 0 ] May 18, 2015

by chris carpenter –  TAB HUNTER, ONE OF CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD’S “GOLDEN BOYS,” will take center stage during opening night of this year’s FilmOut. The 17th annual San Diego LGBT film festival runs from Friday, May 29 through Sunday, May 31 at the historic Observatory North Park Theatre. The star of such memorable movies as Damn […]

GLAAD Study Finds Studio Movies Lagging in LGBT Roles

GLAAD Study Finds Studio Movies Lagging in LGBT Roles

[ 0 ] April 16, 2015

via Edge Media Network. An annual study by GLAAD has found that Hollywood studios continue to lag in producing films representing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, despite a slight improvement over the last year. Examining the 114 films released by the seven largest movie studios in 2014, the study found that 17.5 percent of […]

CELEBRATE THE LGBT LIFE - The Newport Beach Film Festival

CELEBRATE THE LGBT LIFE – The Newport Beach Film Festival

[ 1 ] April 16, 2015

by chris carpenter –  There is no shortage of unique lifestyles in Southern California. There is also no shortage of film festivals… but only one, the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF), has a stated dedication to reflecting as much diversity as possible. Its 16th annual edition is no exception and will take place Thursday, April […]

RAGE REVIEWS: Treats in Our Basket

RAGE REVIEWS: Treats in Our Basket

[ 0 ] April 8, 2015

by chris carpenter –  Another Easter has come and gone, but the bunny left a few new and recommended movies, videos and even an album in his wake! Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation (now playing at Laemmle’s Playhouse in Pasadena) This spiritually-leaning documentary by Stefan Haupt, director of last year’s acclaimed The Circle (see below), […]

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