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Brazil's LGBT refugees tell their stories in the short film 'Hazte Sentir'

Brazil's LGBT refugees tell their stories in the short film 'Hazte Sentir'

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 24, 2021

The short film 'Hazte Sentir (Make Yourself Heard)' documents a moment in the lives of LGBT refugees in Manaus, the largest city in Brazil's Amazonas state. Cineola and Frameline share the collaborative film free online.

Film Maudit fest streams experimental & queer films

Film Maudit fest streams experimental & queer films

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 12, 2021

Santa Monica's revered Highways Performance Space presents Film Maudit 2.0, a truly unusual selection of feature, short and experimental films, some that blend performance and cinema, and others with decidedly queer themes, Jan. 12-24.

Capitol viewing: The Lavender Tube on Speaker Pelosi's interview, Ma Rainey, Funny Boy and more

Capitol viewing: The Lavender Tube on Speaker Pelosi's interview, Ma Rainey, Funny Boy and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jan 12, 2021

We kept thinking of all the folks who told us that President Trump would never instigate a coup as we watched a simple roll call vote turn into an attempt to subvert the election and kill the Vice President and Speaker of the House.

A riveting Ma Rainey: Viola Davis stars in marvelous music biopic

A riveting Ma Rainey: Viola Davis stars in marvelous music biopic

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jan 12, 2021

The first few moments of 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' are electrifying. It's 1927 in rural Georgia. Hundreds of people, all of them Black, are lined up at the entrance to a huge tent. Inside, Ma Rainey, the Mother of the Blues, is singing her heart out.

Best movies of 2020, part 2: LGBT cinema's best, plus honorable mentions

Best movies of 2020, part 2: LGBT cinema's best, plus honorable mentions

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jan 5, 2021

2020 will go down as a banner year for lesbian-themed films, both in terms of quality and visibility. Four of my picks for best queer movies of 2020 were lesbian-oriented and two others came very close to making the final cut.

2020's hindsight: The Lavender Tube's year in review

2020's hindsight: The Lavender Tube's year in review

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Dec 28, 2020

The past year included a feast of LGBTQ characters, story lines, comings out, and media representation. 'Dispatches from Elsewhere,' 'Killing Eve,' 'Cucumber/Banana' and 'Everything's Gonna Be Okay' are among the best shows still available to watch.

Best movies of 2020, part 1

Best movies of 2020, part 1

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Dec 28, 2020

LGBT themes in feature and documentary films expanded cinematic depictions this year. Here are half of our baker's dozen favorites.

David Pevsner: selling it, onstage and off

David Pevsner: selling it, onstage and off

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Dec 22, 2020

The filmed version David Pevsner's one-man show, Musical Comedy Whore (Breaking Glass Pictures), is indeed a musical. As for the "whore" part, Pevsner goes into great detail about his sexual exploits, including his time as a male escort.

The Millions: The Lavender Tube on 'A Million Little Things,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' & Jonathan Capehart

The Millions: The Lavender Tube on 'A Million Little Things,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' & Jonathan Capehart

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Dec 15, 2020

The best gift we are getting this holiday season is that 2020 is almost over. Whatever higher power you worship, say a prayer of thanks for that. 'A Million Little Things,' 'Grey's Anatomy' and news show are covered.

'Mank' takes a new twist on the life of the noted screenwriter

'Mank' takes a new twist on the life of the noted screenwriter

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Dec 8, 2020

Based on a screenplay written by his late father Jack, director David Fincher returns with a retro-infused biopic about 'Citizen Kane' screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz.

Being trans, playing gay; Hollywood & TV's evolution

Being trans, playing gay; Hollywood & TV's evolution

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 2, 2020

The news of Elliot Page's coming out as transgender spread across the internet. At the same time, with less fanfare, actor Viggo Mortensen raised eyebrows with his defense of playing a gay character. Both show how LGBT actors and portrayals are evolving.

The Yuletide's gay: new holiday TV movies

The Yuletide's gay: new holiday TV movies

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 1, 2020

Once again, holiday movies will abound on your TV screens for the Christmas season, but this year there's a bit of a queer twist to the festivities. For the first time, holiday films made especially for queer-inclusive families air this season.

Ammonite's allure: Francis Lee's sapphic follow-up film

Ammonite's allure: Francis Lee's sapphic follow-up film

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Nov 23, 2020

Following the success of his debut feature, 'God's Own Country,' writer/director Francis Lee's 'Ammonite' is definitely worth watching, primarily for the incandescent performances from Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.

'Frank' talk: an interview with actor Peter Macdissi

'Frank' talk: an interview with actor Peter Macdissi

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 23, 2020

IN 'Uncle Frank,' Alan Ball's second full-length feature, Peter Macdissi plays Walid, the partner of Frank (Paul Bettany). Both warily travel from Manhattan to the deep South for a family funeral. Macdissi discussed his work on the film.