What is most interesting is not Michael and Jim's health, home, or poverty but their relationship. The film is not so much a documentary as a portrait -- a diptych -- of two men living together with health issues, trying to make a living together selling clay dolls.
Nearly 20 years after her groundbreaking queer film Go Fish first galvanized audiences at the Sundance Film Festival, Rose Troche has produced the powerfully erotic Concussion, the debut feature of Stacie Passon, who both wrote and directed it.
I stopped being an LGBT activist not because my beliefs changed, but for the same reason that someone who's worked at an ice cream parlor for years eventually can't stomach another scoop. So it was with some surprise that I found myself on the board of the Don Thompson Film Festival.
The wealth of movies exploring LGBT experiences is especially rich at this year's Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off today with a diverse, star-dusted lineup of queer movies. Here, festival director John Cooper, a gay father, offers his take on this year's achievements in queer cinema.
Recently I finished writing a script with Devon Kirkpatrick. We sent it to a potential manager, who said, "This seems really gay. I just don't think it's a big deal to be gay anymore. ... Don't you watch Modern Family?" So I shouldn't bother writing a film with a bunch of queers in it?
Wolfe has been working behind the scenes on an initiative to secure an "LGBT" category heading as part of all digital distribution platforms. This undertaking is just the latest highlight in Wolfe's ongoing mission to facilitate the broadest possible access to our rich cinematic heritage.
Velvet Goldmine was the first time I had seen people like that onscreen, people like me. From my seat in small-town America, the film served as a moment of recognition that I wasn't alone. There were other people out there who felt and desired the same things I was keeping to myself.