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'A Star is Born' Billboard Becomes LGBTQ Meme

'A Star is Born' Billboard Becomes LGBTQ Meme | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

The billboard gives off LGBTQ vibes with its rainbow hue, and "ally" doubles in meaning as a straight person who supports the gay community.

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Queercore: behind a documentary reliving the gay punk movement

Queercore: behind a documentary reliving the gay punk movement | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

As the origins of the radical subculture are explored in a new film director Yony Leyser and key figure Bruce LaBruce discuss its relevancy today

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30 Years of LGBT Film in New York: NewFest 2018

30 Years of LGBT Film in New York: NewFest 2018 | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

It’s a well-known fact marginalized populations experience a dearth of representation in media, including works that portray these groups but do so in a misrepresented or negative light. While some films from the past released nationwide do depict marginalized groups, including LGBT people, it is also the 21st century and their portrayals may not hold up to modern scrutiny (i.e. 1980’s Cruising or 1997’s In & Out).

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Entering its 30th year, NewFest, New York’s LGBT film festival, is a space for film buffs, LGBT travelers, locals with a love for the arts and everyone in between to view the latest and best of new works relating to the LGBT community.

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Russian filmmaker defies government to shoot rare LGBT feature

Russian filmmaker defies government to shoot rare LGBT feature | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Ksenia Ratushnaya’s Outlaw is only the fourth LGBT Russian film to be made.
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2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival Announces Complete Lineup

2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival Announces Complete Lineup | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Celebrating its 36th Anniversary, Outfest – the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen – today announced the complete programming lineup for the 2018 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival presented by HBO. The nation’s leading LGBTQ festival will be held July 12-22, 2018.

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Indie LGBT Documentary BETWEEN THE SHADES Announces LA Premiere

Indie LGBT Documentary BETWEEN THE SHADES Announces LA Premiere | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

Dances with Films  (DWF) officially announced the LA Premiere of LGBT Doc Between the Shades to screen at The TCL Chinese Theatre as one of six feature documentaries on June 11th.

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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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Desiree Akhavan interview: 'Bisexuality is taboo in both the queer and the straight world'

Desiree Akhavan interview: 'Bisexuality is taboo in both the queer and the straight world' | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

When Desiree Akhavan first dreamt up The Bisexual – a comedy-drama series about a lesbian who realises she’s also attracted to men – she pitched the idea to just about every network in LA. It didn’t go well. One told her that they already had Transparent, a show full to the brim with queer people, and thus had no need for another. The next said they already had a female, brown-skinned lead in The Mindy Project (never mind that Akhavan is Iranian-American, and Mindy Kaling is Indian-American). And on it went.

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The future of Russia’s one and only LGBT film festival

The future of Russia’s one and only LGBT film festival | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

New legislation will hit independent and controversial cinema in Russia. The organisers of this LGBT film festival are going to keep on fighting for their right to speak on “forbidden” topics. 

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The Power of Queer Film in Troubled Times

The Power of Queer Film in Troubled Times | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

In this day and age, it's crucial that independent film push the visibility of minorities forward. It is especially true for queer film.

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Quentin Lee's GAY HOLLYWOOD DAD Premieres This August at the New York Asian American International Film Festival

Quentin Lee's GAY HOLLYWOOD DAD Premieres This August at the New York Asian American International Film Festival | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
Margin Films has announced the festival premiere and digital debut of release of Quentin Lee's Gay Hollywood Dad.  Originally developed as a web series, the latest film from Quentin Lee (White Frog, The People I've Slept With) follows Lee's journey to fatherhood in the City of Angeles.  The feature-length version of Gay Hollywood Dad will premiere August 2nd at the New York Asian American International Film Festival before launching on Amazon Instant Video on August 3rd.
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The Summer’s Most Hilarious, One-of-a-Kind Comedy Event ’OUT on Stage’ Will Be Coming Out in Movie

The Summer’s Most Hilarious, One-of-a-Kind Comedy Event ’OUT on Stage’ Will Be Coming Out in Movie | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it

This summer, moviegoers can expect a rowdy, raucous good time with the feature-length comedy event "OUT on Stage," which will be screened in cinemas across the country for a one-night event on Tuesday, July 24. Hosted by comedian Zach Noe Towers, the event contains 90 minutes of laugh-out-loud content from a lineup of renowned gay and lesbian stand-up comedians, including Brendan Scannel, A.B. Cassidy and Janine Brito.

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Old and gay: Doc aims to smash stereotypes, call out ageism and make you laugh

Old and gay: Doc aims to smash stereotypes, call out ageism and make you laugh | LGBT Movies, Theatre, FIlm & Music | Scoop.it
When an interview subject said this to Steen Starr, it just clicked for the Toronto-based filmmaker from Hanna, Alta. "I hadn't heard anybody say it so succinctly," Starr told The Homestretch. "I started to think about the film when I turned 50 when I started to think about aging
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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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