Arts & Entertainment

First-time Director Mikki del Monico Sings Out About “Alto” His Fabulous Lesbian Mob Story which Redefines Rom-Com

In director Mikki del Monico’s “Alto”Rising singer-songwriter Francesca “Frankie” Del Vecchio (Diana DeGarmo) is engaged to her promising musical career and to frozen-food entrepreneur Tony, happily devoted in equal measure to traditional Italian-American culture, her famiglia, and Mom’s lasagna. Frankie’s bella vita is perfectly peaceful—until a dead body shows up in the trunk of her(…)

Director Michael J. Saul Talks About His Stunning First Feature and Frameline

In Michael J. Saul’s “The Surface” an aimless young man happens upon a yard sale, where he’s drawn to a vintage 8mm camera. His impromptu purchase awakens unexpected impulses, both artistic and personal, which adjust his life’s course and set him on unfamiliar paths toward illuminating destinations. Evan—played with great delicacy by lithe newcomer Harry(…)

Jim Bailey, One Of The Great Old School Female Illusionists, Has Died At 77

  Jim Bailey, who helped introduce American television audiences to drag with his frequent appearances on classic series such Here’s Lucy, The Carol Burnett Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, has died at age 77. A message posted to the entertainer’s official website on May 30 reads: “Heaven is getting a fabulous show tonight with(…)

‘Fun Home,’ ‘Curious Incident’ Win Top Tonys

“Fun Home,” which finds a lesbian coming to terms with her sexuality in middle age, on Sunday completed a long journey from the margins to the mainstream as it won the Tony Award for best new musical, the New York Times reports. It also won in four other categories at the 69th annual awards. CBS(…)

Women Filmmakers Take Center Stage at Frameline 39

Frameline, the world’s largest LGBTQ media arts nonprofit organization, is proud to feature a full slate of films made by women. As a world-renowned stage for the newest and most exciting voices in independent cinema, Frameline39 boasts an astounding 63 films created by female filmmakers—from those helmed by celebrated auteurs like Jamie Babbit (FRESNO), Jean(…)