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Southwest G&L Santa Fe Film Festival in action

The 2005 Southwest Gay and Lesbian film Festival, produced by Closet Cinema and the Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) in Santa Fe will have its 2005 run from September 16-22. The venues include the historic Guild Cinema, Southwest Film Center, and CCA Cinematheque. With over fifty feature-length and short-film entries, including the perspectives of 18 foreign countries, the Festival is the largest GLBT film festival in New Mexico and the surrounding region.Panel discussions, a photography exhib...

Bi coastal celebration of Queer cinema

June is Gay Pride Month, and among the many celebrations are film festivals that showcase the new and provocative works of gay and lesbian film talents. Beginning this past weekend, two prominent film festivals dedicated to this niche opened nearly simultaneously in two of the most celebrated gay enclaves in the US: San Francisco, the California home of gay culture and queer politics, and Provincetown, the idyllic seaside resort on the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. With its premieres, filmmake...

Newfest celebrates Gay Pride month

NEWFEST KICKS OFF GAY PRIDE MONTHJune is, among other things, Gay Pride Month, a time for the gay and lesbian communities around the US to celebrate their hard-won rights and freedoms. Celebrations range from street fairs to parades to fashion shows and music concerts. And film festivals. In June alone, gay and lesbian film festivals will be held in such gay strongholds as New York, Provincetown and San Francisco. In the coming months, more than 40 such events will be held around the US. These f...

Miami G&L fest opening

Nearly 1,000 people filled the James L. Knight Center in Downtown Miami for the Gala Opening Night screening of Craig Lucas’ The Dying Gaul marking the opening of the 7th Annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Diva of Ceremonies, the legendary Bea Arthur, kicked off the festivities in a sumptuous black chiffon gown, joined on stage by pianist Billy Goldenberg. Ms. Arthur regaled the audience with a glimpse of her acclaimed one-woman show and brought the audience to their feet for three stan...

Miami G&L opens with The Dying Gaul

Miami Gay & Lesbian Festival will open with Craig Lucas' feature film debut, entitled THE DYING GAUL.the festival runs April 18th to 21stThe Dying Gaul is a 3rd century B.C. sculpture (pictured above) that sits in the Capitoline Museum in Rome. It reveals the Greeks' ancient admiration for the Gauls, who fought naked and without armor. "The Dying Gaul" is also the title of a screenplay that Hollywood writer Robert Sandrich (played by Peter Sarsgaard) has written about 2 gay men, one of whom is...

LA Fest winners

Ferenc Toth's Unknown Soldier, Joshua Marston's Maria Full of Grace, and Jonathan Caouette's Tarnation were among the winners Saturday night at the closing of the 10th annual Los Angeles Film Festival. Tarnation was created by director Cauoette on his Macintosh computer i - Movie program for a reported $293.00. Filmmakers Gus Van Sant and John Cameron Mitchell executive produced this charming biography. Tarnation, which centers on the troubled life of the director--who grew up gay with a schizo...

Frameline28 program

Frameline28 program highlights. Highlights this year include:•10 World Premieres: including Hellbent, Shiner, The Truth or Consequences of Delmas Howe, Beaver Run Café, Freedom to Marry, Lesbian Centennial Project, RTFM, Annie Sprinkle’s Amazing World of Orgasm, Hearts Cracked Open, and Just(ly) Married. In addition, there are several North American, US, and West Coast premieres.•Special sidebars on films about gay marriage and the rise in gay black cinema.•Big Nights include Touch of P...

Buzz from Miami Gay & Lesbian Fest

The buzz was still going strong today about the amazing Gala after party for the opening night film "Straight Jacket" at the exquisite Alfred I. Dupont building thanks to Roberto Ferreria who produced one of the best celebrations the festival has ever seen. With some of Miami’s finest caterers including Elan Catering and an open bar overflowing with Absolut, Beaulieu Vineyards and Perrier, the evening was a huge success and raised additional money from the popular silent auction which had to b...