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Boston LGBT film fest presents: Carol

Posted by anna_feder April 5, 2016 Comments are off 426 views

Screening as part of the Boston LGBT film Festival In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges […]


Tangerine with award winning actress Mya Taylor

Posted by anna_feder March 17, 2016 Comments are off 719 views

Directed by Sean S. Baker, narrative (comedy/drama), 88 minutes, USA, 2015. It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the sex worker and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get to […]


I am Michael with director Justin Kelly and writer professor Benoit Denizet-Lewis

Posted by anna_feder September 29, 2015 Comments are off 827 views

Directed by Justin Kelly, narrative (drama), USA, 98 minutes, 2015, DCP. I am Michael depicts the fascinating true-life story of Michael Glatze (James Franco), the charismatic and outspoken co-editor of the iconic XY Magazine. Following a traumatic health scare and plagued by fear, Michael begins to question his beliefs and his identity. He leaves his […]


Historical war time thriller: IMITATION GAME

Posted by anna_feder April 9, 2015 Comments are off 525 views

Morten Tyldum, 114minutes, USA, 2014 During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense […]


Cannes Queer Palm Winner PRIDE with discussion

Posted by anna_feder April 7, 2015 Comments are off 386 views

Matthew Warchus, 120minutes, UK, 2014 Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the […]


Area premiere: THE YEAR WE THOUGHT ABOUT LOVE with filmmaker and True Colors troop

Posted by anna_feder February 17, 2015 Comments are off 748 views

What happens when LGBTQ youth of color band together and dare to be “out” on stage to reveal their lives and their loves? The cast of True Colors OUT Youth Theater transforms their struggles into performance for social change. With wit, candor, and attitude, our cast of characters captivates audiences surprised to hear such stories […]


Take Part in Queer Awareness Month with ‘Alone with People’

Posted by emily_grossberg October 23, 2014 Comments are off 800 views

Part of Queer Awareness Month Drew Van Steenbergen, 30 minutes, USA, 2014 Emerson alum Quinn Marcus stars in this short LGBT film. Growing up gay in the South, a high school girl seeks the help of a therapist to come out to her family and friends in this coming-of-age, coming-of-gay story.


‘The Dog’ Sponsored by Boston LBGT Film Festival and Discussion with Directors

Posted by emily_grossberg October 16, 2014 Comments are off 729 views

Sponsored by the Boston LGBT Film Festival Discussion with the directors will follow. Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, 100 minutes, USA, 2013. A documentary portrait of the late John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover’s sex-reassignment surgery was the real-life inspiration for Dog Day Afternoon (1975). Check out […]

Screened Out: Playing Gay in Hollywood with author and curator Richard Barrios

Screened Out: Playing Gay in Hollywood with author and curator Richard Barrios

Posted by anna_feder October 17, 2013 Comments are off 594 views

Based on the book by Richard Barrios, this film compilation depicts the varied and sometimes unsettling ways American film portrayed gay and lesbian characters before Stonewall. There was never simply one way that these characters depicted, and there is a wide spectrum of images on display here: amusing, horrifying, stereotypical, and even compassionate. There are […]

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