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Beyond The Walls aka Hors Les Murs

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This unexpected and rather remarkable film from first time writer/director David Lambert realistically scrutinizes the intimate details of the rise and fall of an edgy gay relationship, devoid of stereotypes. It premiered at Cannes Film Festival during the Critics Week (picking up an Award) and most of the Reviewers then made a point of commenting that after Andrew Haigh’s very … Continue reading



This Is What Love In Action Looks Like

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1n 1973 the American Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder.  Later that same year ‘LOVE IN ACTION’ was founded by an evangelical Christian ministry specifically ‘to restore those trapped in sexual and relational sin through the power of Jesus Christ’ i.e. to forcible make gay men straight.  As the oldest established ‘ex-gay’ organization in the US it … Continue reading



Private Romeo

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Over a weekend eight male high school cadets are left behind when the rest of the McKinley Military Academy go away on an Exercise and they are ordered to carry on with their studies regardless. In the English Literature Class they are studying ‘Romeo and Juliet‘ and the two young men reading the leads begin to take … Continue reading




Vito

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Vito Russo was an extraordinary man.  A discerning cineaste and movie historian, an avid gay activist and a leading Aids activist : my kind of hero!  In filmmaker Jeffery Schwarz’s  awe-inspiring new documentary on Russo’s action-packed short life we can see the full extent of this remarkable man’s leadership and involvement in gay rights, his major contribution to … Continue reading



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