Tag Archives: LGBT Film

FILM. ‘LIfe Event’ Is Issa Rae Presents #ShortFilmSundays Pick.

Issa Rae and her production company Issa Rae Presents is paying it forward by showcasing a new short by a new creator, the last Sunday of every Month with #ShortFilmSundays. June saw the R. Michael Thomas written and directed short film ‘Life Event’ showcased.’

‘Life Event’ Murph (Patrick Cage II) is turning 30 and is realizing that being a real adult is harder than it looks. He decides to turn the day, and his life around, in one fell swoop. ‘Life Event’ analyzes growing older, relationships, maturity and no longer giving a fuck. Written and Directed by R. Michael Thomas.

You can submit your film to submit@issarae.com. Watch ‘Life Event’ below. Enjoy!

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FILM. Executive Producer Brad Pitt + Janelle Monaé Stars In ‘Moonlight’.

Based on the play ‘In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue’ by Tarell Alvin McCraney, the film ‘Moonlight’ already had in impressive team behind it. The ensemble cast includes Naomie Harris (‘Spectre’), André Holland (‘The Knick’), Mahershala Ali (‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’), Edson Jean (‘War Dogs’), R&B singer Janelle Monaé in her film debut and Brad Pitt as Executive Producer.

‘Moonlight,’ set in the 1980’s Miami, follows Chiron (Trevante Rhodes) as he comes of age, falls in love and discovers his own sexuality, all while learning to embrace his own vision of masculinity as characters float in and out of his life via three defining chapters of his life. The film is set to debut at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

Enjoy the trailer below.

FILM. Free Encore Screening Of ‘Check It’ Documentary.

Thursday, August 25, Frameline is hosting a free encore screening of the documentary ‘Check It,’ at the historic Piedmont Theatre in Oakland California.

Desperate to survive in a city where being true to who you are can get you killed, a group of black gay and trans teens form a gang in Washington, D.C., to protect one another. Check It, the first documented gang of its kind, is dedicated to keeping black gay and trans youth safe when no one else will. After starting off with just a few people in 2009, thCheck_Ite group has grown so large that no one can keep an accurate count of its members. In a country where black bodies are seen as criminal from birth, Check It functions as a radical act of resistance.

This intimate portrayal follows Check It members, using what few resources they have, as they navigate the world—including Tray, a gay teen determined to make sure that other young people don’t have to go through the same hardships he did; Alton, a trans woman who has been taking care of herself and her friends since she fled her home at the age of 14; and Skittles, a talented amateur boxer who refuses to sacrifice his femme aesthetic when he steps into the ring. This crew of teens does their best to defend one another from state, police, and interpersonal violence, determined to be seen as the brilliant beings they are.                      — Taylor Hodges

Expected to be in attendance is Co-Director Dana Flor and one of the subjects of the doc Tray Warren. All Frameline Encore Screenings are free and open to the public. Enjoy the trailer below.

Thursday, August 25.

Piedmont Theatre, Oakland California

4186 Piedmont Avenue

FILM. Desperado Film Fest Hosts Free Screening Of Sports Doc ‘Out To Win’.

Now in its 7th year, the Desperado LGBT Film Festival is an event hosted by a PVCC student organizaDesperado FFtion. Like previous years, its art gallery and musical performances are free and open to the public. One such free event will be the screening of director Malcolm Ingram’s documentary ‘Out To Win.’

‘Out To Win’ chronicles the history of LGBT participationin sports, and those individuals careers, lives, and struggles coming out. The film features out athletes Jason Collins, John Amaechi, Wade Davis, Brittany Griner, and Billy Bean.

Desperado LGBT Film Festival. (January 29-31). Phoenix, Arizona.desperadofilmfestival.com

FILM. ‘Tangerine’ Is This Summer’s Must See Movie.

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Fuck Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ or Warner Bros. ‘Batman v Superman’, Tangerine is my must-see summer movie. The trailer itself is so captivating. Regardless of your opinion on marriage equality or the trans-community, the trailer along will silence your thoughts as the characters jump off the screen, just for you to sit back and enjoy the ride. This is the stuff that movies are made of. Tangerine is destined to be a cult classic. Watch the trailer for Magnolia PicturesTangerine’ below. Enjoy!

FILM. July LGBT Film Festivals.

 

Outfest. (July 9 – 19). Los Angeles, California. outfest.org

Q Flix Philadelphia. (July 7 – 12). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. qflixphilly.com

Black Alphabet Film Festival. (July 23 – 26). Chicago, Illinois. blackalphabet.org

Cinema Q Film Festival. (July 23 – 26). Denver, Colorado. denverfilm.org

FILM. Indiegogo + Vimeo Team Up To Fund And Distribute Films.

 

Deadline reports…

Indiegogo and Vimeo are joining forces with the latter to serve as the preferred distribution platform for the film funding site. In addition, Vimeo has also committed to a film fund for select Indiegogo feature campaigns in exchange for exclusive distribution on Vimeo On Demand.

This is great news for independent filmmakers as it will immediately allow for wide exhibition and promotion of their films on Vimeo, which reaches over 170 million global users a month.

For the full Deadline article click on the link below. www.deadline.com/2015/01/indiegogo-vimeo-partnership-distribution-film-fund-1201357352/