Arts & Entertainment

“Floating Skyscrapers” Actors Soar in Sexually Provocative Polish Film

  In today’s conservative, predominantly Catholic Poland, an open homosexual relationship is more likely to trigger gay bashing than gay pride; so it is in Tomasz Wasilewski’s sophomore feature, the feel-bad coming-out drama “Floating Skyscrapers.” Although the lead character is something of a lout as well as an emotional and intellectual cipher, this artfully shot,(…)

Christina Ricci Goes Down Under in “Around The Block”

An attention-grabbing, potentially profile-elevating performance by up-and-comer Hunter Page-Lochard is the major selling point of “Around the Block,” an Aussie variation of the oft-spun scenario about an at-risk high-schooler who gets a shot at redemption through a transformative extracurricular activity. Christina Ricci claims top billing — and provides some modest marquee allure — as a(…)

Coming Out in Ecuador

An Ecuadorian coming-out film is something of a rarity in world or even gay cinema. Director Araujo’s work has much in common with previous coming-of-age films about ephebic youths on the road to self-discovery and acceptance only it happens in a country not often seen on film. Holiday is bookended by a nice visual conceit(…)

“Salvation Army” Explores A Gay Morrocan Coming to Terms with His Sexuality and Immigration

Young Moroccan scribe Abdellah Taia moves into the director’s seat with the screen version of his autobiographical novel “Salvatio. ” The film delivers a straightforward, beautifully told story of a gay man negotiating family, desire and the sexual power play behind Arab-European intimacy. Thestrong pint-of-view narrative  allows access to the protaganist’s head, despite the character’s(…)

Lambda Literary Award Winners 2014 Announced

Congratulations to 26 winning books in 24 categories at Lambda’s event in New York.  They are: GAY GENERAL FICTION: Mundo Cruel, Luis Negron LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION: Happiness, Like Water, Chinelo Okparanta  BISEXUAL FICTION: My Education, Susan Choi LGBT DEBUT FICTION: Descendants Of Hagar, Nik Nicholson LGBT GRAPHIC NOVEL: Calling Dr. Laura, Nicole J. Georges GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY: A Heaven of Words: Last Journals, 1956-1984,(…)

6th Street Playhouse Hosts Tony Awards Event

6th Street Playhouse is hosting a red carpet party for the 68th Annual Tony Awards, Sunday, June 8th beginning at 6:30pm. The event includes a special viewing of the awards ceremony, complimentary red carpet photos for guests, Broadway-themed cocktails, champagne and a dessert buffet. Additionally, there will be an exciting silent auction featuring an array(…)

The 2014 Tony Award Nominations Have Arrived

Select nominations for the 2014 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards, announced Tuesday. Best Play: “Act One,” ”All The Way,” ”Casa Valentina,” ”Mothers and Sons.” ”Outside Mullingar” Best Musical: “After Midnight,” ”Aladdin,” ”Beautiful-The Carole King Musical,” ”A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” Best Book of a Musical: “Aladdin,” ”Beautiful-The Carole King Musical,” ”Bullets Over Broadway(…)

Frameline38 Announces Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night Films of Upcoming San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival

Frameline38: the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival has announced its Opening Night, Centerpiece, and Closing Night films for this year’s renowned showcase of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer cinema. Frameline38, the world’s first and largest LGBT film festival, will be held June 19 – 29, 2014 in San Francisco and the East Bay.(…)