Tag: lgbt

What is the purpose of Art without transgression? ARACHNY in the UK - Salem Kapsaski's SPIDARLINGS (2016)

I first got to know Salem in 2006 when we discussed the writings of Andrea Dworkin and Emma Goldman in an online group. We started to correspond in private, exchanged our writings and ideas and finally met in person, when...

Berlinale 2015 Review: DYKE HARD's Zany Queer Musical Rock and Roll Extravaganza Worships The Best Of Trash

The Berlinale belongs in the triumvirate of most followed film festivals, eagerly pushing its fingers on the pulse of world cinema. As such, it brings a vast variety of oeuvres from all over the globe dubbed as arthouse films. Many...

THE BLUE HOUR: Check A Dozen Stills From The Berlin Selected LGBT Mystery

Previously selected to screen in Berlin with his short film work, Thai director Anucha Boonyawatana returns this year with his feature The Blue Hour selected as part of the Panorama section. The gay themed mystery is already garnering advance buzz...

Crowdfund This: SPA NIGHT, A Korean-American Film On Coming Out

One of the major pluses being in the independent film world is having more freedom to examine topics of race, culture and sexuality more intimately and honestly than most studio fare can. Director Andrew Ahn started here with his 2012...

Interview: Malgorzata Szumowska On Her Latest Film, Female Sexuality And Poland

While attending the 2013 Transylvania Film Festival (full report here), I happened to meet internationally acclaimed Polish director, Malgorzata Szumowska. Malgorzata was at the time touring with her Berlinale Teddy Award winning In the Name Of (W imie...) In The...

Outfest 2013: BEFORE YOU KNOW IT Is A Deliberate And Rewarding Exploration Of Age

"Before You Know It... you're old." Don't worry. I'm not giving too much away. The line is spoken in the title sequence of PJ Raval's new portrait of gay men in their 70's, and it turns out to be...

Exclusive Video: Sally El Hosaini Talks About Her Film MY BROTHER THE DEVIL

Sally El Hosaini's Sundance 2012 feature My Brother the Devil has been playing in New York and will expand to Los Angeles this weekend via Paladin. The powerful film tells the story of two brothers of Egyptian decent, navigating...