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'We Are Tenacious' — Trans and queer ranchers in new documentary

'We Are Tenacious' — Trans and queer ranchers in new documentary

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 15, 2023

"We Are Tenacious," billed as a classic story of American perseverance, features transgender Alpaca rancher Penny Logue and her dedicated band of queer ranchers who endured threats from a local rightwing militia.

'Make Me Famous' — Painter Edward Brezinski and the'80s East Village art scene in a new documentary

'Make Me Famous' — Painter Edward Brezinski and the'80s East Village art scene in a new documentary

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 13, 2023

Gay painter Edward Brezinski's brief career and disappearance is the subject of the documentary "Make Me Famous," which visually takes a dizzying journey back in time to the 1980s East Village art scene.

'The Rocky Horror Show' — Ray of Light & Oasis deliver a definitive delight

'The Rocky Horror Show' — Ray of Light & Oasis deliver a definitive delight

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 10, 2023

To borrow a line from playwright-composer Richard O'Brien, Ray of Light Theatre "has discovered the secret, that elusive ingredient, that... spark that is the breath of life itself!" in its electrifying resurrection of O'Brien's own "The Rocky Horror Show."

'Kiss Me Kosher' — Israeli queer romcom

'Kiss Me Kosher' — Israeli queer romcom

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 10, 2023

The full-length feature debut by writer/director Shirel Peleg is a charming addition to the canon of contemporary Israeli cinema. It's an effective queer romcom that also manages to make a political statement.

'Dicks: the Musical' - crass queer comedy's oddly fun

'Dicks: the Musical' - crass queer comedy's oddly fun

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 6, 2023

'Dicks: the Musical' is filled with all kinds of raunchy humor, including twin brothers who fall in love, and a flying vagina. You have to see it in order to believe it.

Movies at Mill Valley: film fest faves for the 46th

Movies at Mill Valley: film fest faves for the 46th

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 3, 2023

For its 46th annual season, the Mill Valley Film Festival (October 5-15), presented by the California Film Institute, continues its tradition of programming the most anticipated high profile and prestigious awards season movies.

'Strange Way of Life' - Almodóvar's gay cowboy short film

'Strange Way of Life' - Almodóvar's gay cowboy short film

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 3, 2023

While his new 30-minute film "Strange Way of Life" is not his version of "Brokeback Mountain," it's clearly an inspiration in Pedro Almodóvar's desire to create a queer revisionist Western.

'Rotting in the Sun' - a hedonistic, nihilistic gay comedy

'Rotting in the Sun' - a hedonistic, nihilistic gay comedy

  • by Kyle Amato
  • Sep 26, 2023

Chilean director Sebastián Silva's latest film has some fun moments, extremely homosexual situations, but is overlong and obvious where it should be fleet and snappy.

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 25, 2023

It's time for Bay Area Reporter readers to cast their ballots for the LGBTQ newspaper's annual Best of the Bay contest.

'Cassandro' - Gael Garcia Bernal shines in new gay docudrama

'Cassandro' - Gael Garcia Bernal shines in new gay docudrama

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Sep 18, 2023

Roger Ross Williams, an Academy Award-winning documentarian, offers his first narrative feature with "Cassandro." The film tells the story of Saul Armendariz, a real life competitor in the world of Lucha Libre, Mexican wrestling.

'P.S. Burn This Letter Please' — fascinating '50s New York drag scene told in new book

'P.S. Burn This Letter Please' — fascinating '50s New York drag scene told in new book

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Sep 12, 2023

The discovery of a series of letters addressed to someone named Reno Martin from a writer using the name Daphne talking about drag in New York in the 1950s has led to a fascinating documentary and now a book by Craig Olsen.

Film forum: gay DVDs to tide you over

Film forum: gay DVDs to tide you over

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Sep 12, 2023

Since one can only watch so many reruns through the ongoing writers and actors' strike, queer audiences might reconsider discovering movies from last year that have recently been reissued on DVD and Blu-ray.

'San Francisco Cowboy' - indie film by local director to premiere at Balboa Theater

'San Francisco Cowboy' - indie film by local director to premiere at Balboa Theater

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Aug 22, 2023

On August 26, Hassan Zee's new film "San Francisco Cowboy" will have an old-fashioned red carpet premiere at the Balboa Theater in which Zee and the film's stars will be in attendance.

'Red, White & Royal Blue' - gay romcom's fluff, fun and flaws

'Red, White & Royal Blue' - gay romcom's fluff, fun and flaws

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Aug 15, 2023

While parts of "Red, White & Royal Blue," Amazon Prime's new modern fairy tale rom-com, border on the preposterous, its handsome lead actors make up for the formulaic story.