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Thursday, September 29, 2022

“Out of Iraq:” Puts LGBT Pride in its proper context


Logo’s release of its documentary film “Out of Iraq” puts the true purpose of protest marches and pride celebrations in their proper context. Academy Award winning director Eva Orner takes us into the heart of Iraq to the complicated life of Nayyef, an artist and a trained interpreter who is gay. How do you come out in a culture that not only doesn’t support you, they would kill you if you acted on your authentic self. Logo is now beginning the second year of their Global Ally campaign that brings to light the stories of activists around the world and highlights how it truly takes courage to live your life as you were intended.

“Parched” is an unflinching look at dark realities in rural India

DVD cover "Parched" from Wolfe VideoLeena Yadav’s latest film Parched  is an unflinching look at the dark realities and momentary joys of women’s lives in rural North West India. In the opening of the file, Best friends, widowed Rani (Tannishtha Chatterjee) and Lajjo (Radhika Apte) take a bus to negotiate a wife for Rani’s son. This family adheres to the traditional ways.

“You’re Killing Me”— a curious blend of comedy, horror, and romance

Joe is new to the Echo Park gay scene — and is as clueless as he is cute. We meet him on game night,...

Stranger by the Lake: sexy, but a lure to death

The French film L’inconnu du lac, Stranger by the Lake, written and directed by Alain Guiraudie (2014), is a dark film in the tradition...

Garden State Film Festival was all shorts – but long on...

Garden State Film Festival logoThe Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) presented "The Best Of" at the Croft Farm in Cherry Hill on Sunday, October 6th. It included six "shorts" from their much longer film festival.