Monday, July 2, 2012

Gay Filmmaker Icons & Allies Speak OUT









In this exclusive audio montage Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson, host of OUTTAKE VOICES™, talks with celebrities at the 14th Provincetown International Film Festival. First we chatted with Director John Waters, HAIRSPRAY, SERIAL MOM, who presented The 2012 Filmmaker on the Edge Award to legendary Producer/Director Roger Corman, whose films PIT AND THE PENDULUM, THE TRIP and THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS are just a few of his cult classics. Then we talked with Corman about being honored at the PIFF, his films and LGBT issues. Next we chatted with Actor Screenwriter Craig Chester, SWOON, ADAM & STEVE, who presented Actor Parker Posey, PRICE CHECK, PARTY GIRL, BEST IN SHOW, with The Excellence In Acting Award. Chester is Posey’s gay husband of twenty years and had a lot of insight about Posey. Chester is currently working on a biopic on Actor Montgomery Clift and developing some projects at SHOWTIME. We also talked about how independent filmmakers are finding new life in television and his spin on LGBT issues facing our community. Parker Posey talked about accepting her award and her spin on gay marriage and the LGBTQ bullying epidemic.
Documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick, THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED and OUTRAGE, received The Faith Hubley Career Achievement Award. Kirby is an Academy and Emmy Award nominated documentary director whose most recent film, THE INVISIBLE WAR, is a groundbreaking investigation into the epidemic of rape within the US armed forces and the cover up that exists. The film won the Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Kirby talked about his new film, the independent film community and LGBT issues. We concluded our audio montage with Producer Christine Vachon, FAR FROM HEAVEN, BOYS DON’T CRY, about the future of Queer Cinema and LGBT Equality. We talked about her upcoming films that includes KILL YOUR DARLINGS, which stars Daniel Radcliffe as a young Allen Ginsberg. Christine has had enormous success as an independent filmmaker. When asked how she continues to succeed in this difficult market Vachon stated, “You know really I think the secret to my success is that I’m not very self-reflective. So along with that besides being reasonably shallow is you know I just don’t sweat stuff that much.”

This was our sixth year covering the festival for OUTTAKE VOICES™. The Provincetown Film Society, Inc. (PFS) is the year-round organization and home of the fourteen year old Provincetown International Film Festival and the Whaler's Wharf Cinema. PFS is dedicated to showcasing new achievements in independent film and honoring the work of acclaimed and emerging directors, producers and actors. This is achieved through its 5-day Festival in June as well as its year-round theater operation, the Whaler's Wharf Cinema. PFS is equally devoted to expanding the audience for independent film and to serving the Provincetown and Outer Cape community by filling the void for annual film programming and reflecting the community's rich diversity in selected films and honorees. An integral part of PFS's mission is to contribute to the economic and creative vitality of America's oldest art colony.
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3 comments:

Marley Andrews said...

Check out Parker Posey in her movie The Love Guide available now everywhere you buy movies!! Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwSkHKK2EjA

Marley Andrews said...

Check out Parker Posey in her movie The Love Guide available now everywhere you buy movies!! Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwSkHKK2EjA

Lola LeVin said...

omg I just saw the love guide too its hilarious i love parker