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Seventeen aka Siebzehn

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This intriguing coming of age movie is set in Lanzenkirchen in Lower Austria, the home town of the writer/director Monja Art, so it is probably safe to say that some of the trials and tribulations of the teenagers involved in this story are drawn from her own life experiences. The problems that seem to vex this one … Continue reading



The Fabulous Allan Carr

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Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz has added another subject to his series of documentaries on iconic LGBT figures which so far have included Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon, Tab Hunter Confidential, I Am Divine, and Vito. This time his subject Allan Carr may be not quite so well known to the general public, but his successful career … Continue reading



Tom of Finland

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As part of a compelling trend to document crucial parts of the history of the growth of the LGBT community comes this timely, and rather excellent, biopic on the life and work of one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture.  Touko Laaksonen (Pekka Strang) was a middle-class Finnish Army Officer who … Continue reading




Laerte-se

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Laerte Coutinho is an extraordinary person, who despite some initial reluctance at the beginning of this documentary, is very happy to share her continuing dialogue about what it means to her to be a woman.  This 60-year-old extremely successful Brazilian artist and cartoonist was born a male,  and at the age of 57 decided to … Continue reading



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