Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

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The Hollywood actress and singer Lainie Kazan is making tracks to Provincetown where she is not just hosting an intimate Dinner at The Red Inn on May 19th 2017, but also performing in a Concert as part of a special Preview Weekend for P.I.F.F.  There will also be special screenings of two of Lainie’s most famous movies as part of this Fundraising Event for the Film Festival.

This report for ‘queerguru reports’ for PTV’s Channel 99 was filmed & edited by Roger Walker-Dack.



Provincetown Film Fest honors Sofia Coppola & Chloe Sevigny

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Academy Award winning writer/director Sofia Coppola    is being honored by the Provincetown International Film Festival as their 2017 Filmmaker on the Edge.  and will be in conversation with filmmaker John Waters

The Provincetown Film Festival has also just announced that actress and director Chloë Sevigny will receive the 2017 Excellence in Acting Award. Sevigny started her career in 1995 in Larry Clark’s controversial coming of age story Kids, but her big breakthrough came in when she played Lana Tisdel in Kimberly Pierce’s Boys Don’t Cry  the biographical film of trans man Brandon Teena who was raped and murdered.  Sevigny will accept the Award at the Festival in conversation with Eugene Hernandez, deputy director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center .

The Provincetown International Film Festival runs June 14 – 18, 2017 in Provincetown, MA. Purchase festival passes at www.ptownfilmfest.org. Individual tickets go on sale on May 22.

 



queerguru reviews I Am Not Your Negro

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When the credits roll on respected Haitian filmmaker Raul Peck’s powerful new documentary you will notice that the screenwriter listed is in fact the late author and social critic James Baldwin himself.  This memoir/semi-biography of this great African/American man of letters which links the ideas of three assassinated leaders uses only prose lifted from directly from Baldwin’s texts or letters which are read with a mixture of passion and dignity by the actor Samuel L Jackson.

queerguru reviews for P.T.V. the documentary that the NY Times declared was one of the best movies of the year, and we kind of agree.