Film Festival

  • Screen Savor: Love Trumps Hate

    Movie adaptations of Y/A (young adult) novels have been growing in popularity since the early 1980s when books by S.E. Hinton, including “The Outsiders”, “That Was Then…This Is Now” and “Rumblefish”, hit the big screen. In later years, the “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” cinematic franchises took the genre to another level. For a while there, film adaptations of dystopian Y/A fiction, including “The Hunger Games” and “Divergent” series were dominating. But the recent dismal failures of “The Darkest Minds” and “A Wrinkle in Time” indicate that that trend has (thankfully) come to an end. Instead, the dystopian future has been traded for the bleak present.

  • Screen Savor: Unbending love

    It’s been said that timing is everything. The new Blu-ray reissue of Sean Mathias’ 1997 film adaptation of gay playwright Martin Sherman’s Tony Award-nominated play “Bent” (Film Movement Classics/MGM) arrives at a time when brutal homophobic and anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise. It is a terrifying reminder that the past is never that far behind us.
  • Second Weekend of Film Festival Offers More Diverse Line-Up

    The 2016 MiFo LGBT Film Festival opens this weekend and features more than 50 features, documentaries and short films.

  • Sundance Doc Pulls Back Curtain on Scientology

    "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house - not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection.

  • Sundance Watch: Quinto and Franco's Easy Chemistry

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — In "I Am Michael," a drama based on Benoit Denizet-Lewis's 2011 New York Times article "My Ex-Gay Friend," James Franco plays the part of Michael Glatze, the ex-gay friend in question.

  • The Fabulous Allan Carr: New doc chronicles career of out producer

    In his day producer Allan Carr was known as "flamboyant"--a code word for gay. This was at a time when being openly gay in Hollywood could mean career suicide. Yet Carr (1937-1999) flaunted his sexuality, which didn't stop him from rising to the upper echelons of the film industry when he produced “Grease” (1978), then the top-grossing movie musical of all time.