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Asian American cinematic bests: CAAMFest 2021's screenings, panels online

Asian American cinematic bests: CAAMFest 2021's screenings, panels online

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 11, 2021

CAAMFest, the nation's largest festival of Asian American and Asian film, food, and music presents a dynamic program from May 13 to 23. The festival will feature virtual screenings, panels and performances, even drive-in movies.

Decades of Pride: FX Docuseries showcases LGBTQ history

Decades of Pride: FX Docuseries showcases LGBTQ history

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 8, 2021

In six episodes made by six directors, FX's Pride Docuseries showcases six decades of stunning and deeply touching interviews and archival footage to visualize the more than half century of LGBTQ struggles and achievements.

Wins and Losses: The Lavender Tube on 'Pose,' Page, 'Mare,' 'Crip Camp' and more

Wins and Losses: The Lavender Tube on 'Pose,' Page, 'Mare,' 'Crip Camp' and more

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 4, 2021

MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle eviscerates West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's inept anti-trans remarks, 'Pose's third and final season, Mare of Easttown stars Kate Winslet, Elliot Page's Oprah interview, and 'Crip Camp's Oscar loss are covered in our TV column.

Together Together: Trans actress Patti Harrison shines in lead role

Together Together: Trans actress Patti Harrison shines in lead role

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 4, 2021

Though Ed Helms is top billed, its transgender comedian Patti Harrison who walks away with the top acting honors in 'Together Together, Nikole Beckwith's charming new comedy/drama about the relationship between a prospective single dad and his surrogate.

Festive films from afar: OUTshine Film Festival highlights

Festive films from afar: OUTshine Film Festival highlights

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 27, 2021

South Florida's OUTshine Film Festival streams a variety of LGBT-themed feature films though May 2. From dance history to coming of age in Switzerland, variety is the new queer cinema.

Documenting David: Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker

Documenting David: Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 20, 2021

"When I contracted AIDS, I contracted a diseased society as well," is the opening quote from the new searing documentary about the late David Wojnarowicz, a scathing iconoclastic artist, cultural critic, writer, musician, photographer, and filmmaker.

Filmfests offer a queer eye: Frameline presales, OUTshine, CAAMfest host online, drive-in screenings

Filmfests offer a queer eye: Frameline presales, OUTshine, CAAMfest host online, drive-in screenings

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 16, 2021

Four fabulous film festivals are rolling out their ticketing plans, with online screening schedules and even some fun drive-in shows. Get the reel deal info on Frameline, OUTshine, Livable Planet and CAAMfest movie events with LGBT content.

Popular SF Oscar party scrapped due to pandemic

Popular SF Oscar party scrapped due to pandemic

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 16, 2021

The stylish crowd that usually enjoys watching the Oscars at the Academy of Friends gala in San Francisco won't be noshing on hors d'oeuvres or sipping bubbly this year.

Andra Day in 'The United States v. Billie Holiday'

Andra Day in 'The United States v. Billie Holiday'

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Apr 13, 2021

The queer, Black classic that everyone in the LGBTQ community deserves is here. 'The United States v. Billie Holiday,' as a film, is an indictment, instructional guide and spiritual love letter rolled into one.

Mike Nichols: A Life, celebrated in new biography

Mike Nichols: A Life, celebrated in new biography

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 13, 2021

Written by Mark Harris, the husband of gay playwright Tony Kushner, the new Mike Nichols biography profiles a prickly genius who was a virtuoso observer of others, yet a stranger to himself.

SF Film Festival 2021; a few fave flicks

SF Film Festival 2021; a few fave flicks

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 6, 2021

SFFilm is making big changes to accommodate the pandemic for its 64th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival to be held from April 9-18 that will include primarily online streaming and in-person events at the Fort Mason Flix drive-in theater.

Screen times: Film coverage in the B.A.R. through 50 years, part 2

Screen times: Film coverage in the B.A.R. through 50 years, part 2

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Apr 6, 2021

As the 1990s approached, films began to offer more positive portrayals of LGBTQ people, often as the loyal best friend, with characters beginning to be more fleshed out, having lives rooted in their sexuality but not necessarily ruled only by it.

The B.A.R.'s decades of stars

The B.A.R.'s decades of stars

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 30, 2021

From the beginning, the Bay Area Reporter has covered celebrities, both Broadway and Hollywood stars. many have indeed sat down with us for a chat. There are many such examples in the B.A.R. archives.

Screen times: B.A.R. film coverage through 50 years, part 1

Screen times: B.A.R. film coverage through 50 years, part 1

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 30, 2021

It wasn't until the third issue of the 'Bay Area Reporter' in 1971 that the rationale for having a film section was revealed by its first critic. 100s of film reviews since then have catalogued the rise of indie and mainstream cinematic LGBT depiction.