The Paris Opera

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  The movie cameras are back at The Paris Opera again, but unlike Fredrick Wiseman’s 2009 documentary La danse, and the 2015 film Reset that tracked Benjamin Millepied’s first full year as the Opera Ballet’s new director, this new film from Swiss director Jean-Stephane Bron is all about  drama.  Most of which seems to happen off-stage. The … Continue reading

Forbidden Games : The Justin Fashanu Story

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  In the UK in the 1980’s the Fashanu Brothers were the golden boys of British soccer and Justin Fashanu would go on to be the first black player to command a £1 million transfer fee.  However it was his younger brother John that became the media darling, whilst Justin’s life was the subject of … Continue reading

Families Like Yours

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  This is an excellent  inspiring documentary that profiles several different LGBTQ families that so neatly dispels so many myths, and clearly shows that the diverse and loving relationships featured are on many levels actually more successful at bonding than many traditional nuclear families.  Award-winning Argentinian filmmakers Rodolfo Moro and Marcos Duszczak turn their cameras on … Continue reading

Glitterboys and Ganglands

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  This documentary was shot in 2010 but because the setting is the rather deprived Cape Flats area of Cape Town in South Africa, it has a very distinctly old fashioned feel to it.  The area is populated by ‘Coloureds‘ a multi-racial ethnic group, and time has definitely stood still for the local populace, especially … Continue reading

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