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2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Announces Achievement Award Recipient & Gala Screenings

2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Announces Achievement Award Recipient & Gala Screenings | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Outfest – the Los Angeles based non-profit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen – today announced its 2018 Achievement Award recipient, Angela Robinson, and its galas, including Opening and Closing Night.

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Tribeca 2018: The Best LGBT Films to See at This Year’s Festival, From ‘Disobedience’ to ‘Studio 54’ Documentary

Tribeca 2018: The Best LGBT Films to See at This Year’s Festival, From ‘Disobedience’ to ‘Studio 54’ Documentary | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
This year's festival launches Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams as Orthodox Jewish lesbians, and sees Alia Shawkat embracing her inner tomboy in "Duck Butter."
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After cyclone, transgender Tongans hope movie will help build acceptance

After cyclone, transgender Tongans hope movie will help build acceptance | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

A movie about transgender women fighting for acceptance in Tonga hopes to bring about change in the Pacific island nation - and help local activists start over after a cyclone smashed their main office, a leading gay rights campaigner said. Leitis in Waiting, which has its European premiere at the Festival of Commonwealth Film in London on Sunday, follows Joey Mataele, a prominent transgender activist, as she organizes a beauty pageant amid growing pressure from religious groups.Gay sex and cross-dressing are illegal under colonial-era laws in Tonga - one of 36 Commonwealth members that criminalize same-sex activity, according to the Commonwealth Equality Network.

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Epstein and Friedman, whose docs influenced LGBT history, get SFFilm honor

Epstein and Friedman, whose docs influenced LGBT history, get SFFilm honor | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

For the past 30 years, filmmaking partners Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman have created some of the most dynamic and humane documentaries of our times. Their films have not only positively changed the trajectory of LGBT history, but also have helped influence later generations of documentarians from all walks of life, particularly in the realm of bringing narrative techniques to nonfiction work. Now they are being honored with the Georg

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As The Sun Rises, a new, one-off LGBT drama

As The Sun Rises, a new, one-off LGBT drama | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
A same sex affair ends up with one death, two in the dock and an explosive finale. | Check out 'As The Sun Rises, a new, one-off LGBT drama' on Indiegogo.
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Oscar Wilde biopic by Everett hails 'Christ-like' gay icon

Oscar Wilde biopic by Everett hails 'Christ-like' gay icon | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Gay cinema pioneer Rupert Everett said his new biopic about legendary literary dandy Oscar Wilde captures him as a "Christ-like" figure who sacrificed himself for the future global LBGTQ rights movement. Everett penned, directed and starred in his years-long passion project about the flamboyant

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Rupert Everett on 'The Happy Prince': An "Extremely Human" Fall of an LGBT Icon

Rupert Everett on 'The Happy Prince': An "Extremely Human" Fall of an LGBT Icon | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

He stars in his directorial debut, a "warts-and-all" biopic of Oscar Wilde’s tragic final years that Scott Rudin once championed and a string of helmers turned down before the Brit actor stepped behind the camera himself: "That was obviously a tough sell."

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Exploring the complexities of life for gay men in West Hollywood

Exploring the complexities of life for gay men in West Hollywood | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Exploring the complexities of life for gay men in West Hollywood. A behind-the-scenes look at season two of web-series I’m Fine.
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'Saturday Church' Film Review: Character Study of a Young Black LGBT Man Feels Too Tentative

'Saturday Church' Film Review: Character Study of a Young Black LGBT Man Feels Too Tentative | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

First-time writer-director Damon Cardasis approaches his characters and their world at arm’s length

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The 20 Best Movie Performances of 2017: A Year of Black, Gay, and Trans Excellence

The 20 Best Movie Performances of 2017: A Year of Black, Gay, and Trans Excellence | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

2017 flourished with performances that highlighted what it means to to be a gay man, a trans woman, a black woman, an immigrant who specializes in holistic medicine, an HIV-positive activist, a struggling mother or even a fallen Valkyrie. This week, a Los Angeles Times cover celebrating actresses calling for “a change in the way many stories are told” featured only white actresses on the cover: Margot Robbie, Diane Kruger, Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening, Kate Winslet, and Jessica Chastain. When called out on it, Chastain responded, “It’s a sad look that there’s no WOC in this pic of us promoting our female lead films. The industry needs to become more inclusive in its storytelling.”

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First love, gay love, take center stage in 'Call Me By Your Name'

First love, gay love, take center stage in 'Call Me By Your Name' | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
"Call Me By Your Name" became a landmark for gay romantic fiction when it was first published in 2007, but the makers of a new movie version say it will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good love story.
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Arpa Film Festival Gives Platform to LGBT Voices in Armenian Filmmaking

Arpa Film Festival Gives Platform to LGBT Voices in Armenian Filmmaking | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
This past weekend’s Arpa International Film Festival was a momentous occasion for the arts and Armenia. It is probably not news to many how difficult it can be to be openly LGBT within our Armenian community.
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UK brings its celebration of LGBT progress to Orlando

UK brings its celebration of LGBT progress to Orlando | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
The British consul-general touts the great progress the United Kingdom has made regarding LGBT rights and brings its #FiveFilms4Freedom program to Orlando.
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Stars Of Starz Network's VIDA Set To Appear At LGBT Center's CINEARTE

Stars Of Starz Network's VIDA Set To Appear At LGBT Center's CINEARTE | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
CineArte, the 5th annual arts festival of the queer Latinx community presented by The Los Angeles LGBT Center, announces a special, red-carpet event and an advance screening of the first two episodes of the STARZ network's highly anticipated new original series Vida on Saturday, April 21, at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, located at 1125 N. McCadden Place in Hollywood.
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Outfest Helps Acquire 60-Plus LGBT Movies New to Amazon Prime

Outfest Helps Acquire 60-Plus LGBT Movies New to Amazon Prime | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The streaming service is adding dozens of LGBT-themed films to its library including Howl with James Franco, G.B.F., and modern favorites about queer women like Loving Annabelle. 

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Director Andrew Haigh on the State of Gay Cinema (Exclusive)

Director Andrew Haigh on the State of Gay Cinema (Exclusive) | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
The 'Lean on Pete' writer-director sits down with ET to talk about the challenges of making his latest movie and how his perspective of being gay is seen in all of his work.
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Breaking Glass Pictures Nabs U.S. Rights to ‘My Big Gay Italian Wedding’

Breaking Glass Pictures Nabs U.S. Rights to ‘My Big Gay Italian Wedding’ | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Italy’s True Colours has closed deals following the European Film Market on a slew of titles, including comedy “My Big Gay Italian Wedding,” which is currently performing well at the Italian box office and will be released in the U.S. by Breaking Glass Pictures. Breaking Glass, which is run by industry veterans Richard Wolff and Richard Ross, has also picked up Italian drama “Tainted Souls” from True Colours. North American rights to body-swa
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VIDEO: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin Documentary At LGBT Film Festival in Palm Springs

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin is a new documentary and was the Opening Night film for the 2017 LGBT Cinema Diverse Fil

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Desperado LGBT Film Fest Coming to Paradise Valley Feb. 9 to 11

Desperado LGBT Film Fest Coming to Paradise Valley Feb. 9 to 11 | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Here's what to expect at the 2018 Desperado LGBT Film Festival at Paradise Valley Community College.

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Tunisia holds its first ever LGBT film festival, Focus on Africa

Tunisia holds its first ever LGBT film festival, Focus on Africa | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Tunisia holds its first ever LGBT film festival
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‘In the Fade’ Director Fatih Akin Shares the Love in Palm Springs After His Globe Win

‘In the Fade’ Director Fatih Akin Shares the Love in Palm Springs After His Globe Win | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Akin kept making his promotional rounds after his unexpected Golden Globes win, turning up at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
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Dekkoo Launches Season 2 of Smart, Angsty Gay Dramedy "I'M FINE" January 25

Dekkoo Launches Season 2 of Smart, Angsty Gay Dramedy "I'M FINE" January 25 | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

On January 25, Dekkoo.com, the gay global streaming media service catering to gay men, will launch season 2 of their third original series, "I'm Fine."

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The 10 Best LGBTQ Films of 2017, From ‘Call Me by Your Name’ to ‘BPM’

The 10 Best LGBTQ Films of 2017, From ‘Call Me by Your Name’ to ‘BPM’ | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The best queer movies of 2017 include Oscar contenders for best documentary, best foreign language film, and best picture.


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Why 2017 was a game-changing year for LGBT cinema

Why 2017 was a game-changing year for LGBT cinema | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

While a few high-profile films have broken the mould of the type-cast or side-lined LGBT character in recent decades, such as Ang Lee’s 2005 Brokeback Mountain or Todd Haynes’s 2015 Carol, equality of LGBT representation in cinema still seems some way off: a US study on the top 100 films of 2016 showed only 1.1 per cent of speaking characters were gay, lesbian or bisexual, no speaking character was identified as transgender, and only one film featured a gay protagonist. That film was Moonlight.

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The Best Gay Sex Scenes You'll See All Year Are In This New Film About AIDS Activism

The Best Gay Sex Scenes You'll See All Year Are In This New Film About AIDS Activism | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
In BPM (Beats Per Minute), protagonists dance, have sex, and fight like fully realized people, portraying AIDS as a disease not of the dying, but of those fighting to survive.
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