Garden of the Stars : a lyrical tale about an enchanting final resting place

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  Garden of the Stars is a beautiful lyrical film and is the story of the old St. Matthäus churchyard in Berlin-Schöneberg..  Well, more importantly it is  the story of one rather extraordinary man who has made the place his home since he opened his Cemetary Cafe in 2006. Bernd Boßmann is a psychiatric nurse … Continue reading

Soft Lad

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22 year old David has been secretly sleeping with his older sister’s husband Jules and now wants to parlay the affair into a proper relationship. That is obviously never going to happen, so a sulky David takes himself off to a gay Club and within five minutes meets Sam who will become the second man … Continue reading

The Mess He Made

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Worlds Aids Day seems the most perfect time to watch this thought provoking short movie from filmmaker Matthew Puccini. It’s the story of Jude who goes to a walk-in Clinic in a suburban strip Mall to have an HIV test.  Actually throughout the story the word HIV is never mentioned , but it is very … Continue reading

Three Months : a very entertaining queer rom/com that is also a next-generation AIDS drama

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  Three Months, writer/director Jared Frieder’s debut feature is a rather wonderful queer teen rom/com that includes an AIDS scenario that is both contemporary and positive and for once doesn’t end in death.  It’s a finely nuanced tale that is both entertaining and informative that reminds us that the spread of HIV may have declined, … Continue reading

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