Writer/director Jonathan Lisecki's out-of-the-gate feature Gayby catapulted him from relative East-Village-artist obscurity to dancing with the Hollywood big boys in a matter of months. But success didn't come overnight, he points out.
One of the most popular shorts at the Frameline 34 Film Festival put a comic spin on what happens when a straight woman convinces her best gay friend from college to help her make a baby. The big question on everyone's mind was whether it would translate into a 90-minute feature film.
That BAM seems to care more about bringing a focused curatorial vision to bear than vying for a jumbled mix of higher-profile titles and obscure premieres is very much in keeping with the organization's philosophy of building programming around its loyal Brooklyn audience.