Thursday, April 28, 2011

Boston LGBT Film Fest Insiders Speak OUT

Produced by Charlotte Robinson

In this exclusive audio montage Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson, Host of OUTTAKE VOICES™, talks with Boston LGBT Film Festival insiders at the Splash Party held at Mantra Restaurant at 52 Temple Place Boston, MA. This is the debut kickoff party for the Film Festival and the Boston LGBT community. We talked with Kate Krosschell, Curator of the Women's Short Films that will be shown May 14th at 5:30P at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This is another year of the best in women’s short films co-presented by Kristen Porter’s Dyke Night. Rob Morton a young filmmaker from West Bridgewater who created the teaser for the festival shared his views about how this is an important event that should be attended by everyone not just the LGBT community.

We spoke to a few filmmakers who attended the party. Shawn Cotter talked about his short “Go Faggot Go” that chronicles gay film genre from the 1960’s. This film is showing with Jake Yuzna feature “OPEN” Saturday May 7th at 8:30P at The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge. (We have an exclusive interview with Jake Yuzna next week in our audio series The LGBT Filmmakers) Dave Grotell whose feature film "Wishmakers of West Hollywood" is making its World Premier Saturday May 14th at 7:30P at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge, explained the concept for his film which is based on such 50’s classics as “Three Coins in a Fountain” and “How to Marry a Millionaire”. It’s about three young gay men who arrive in Los Angeles to fulfill their dreams and aspirations during a summer that will change their lives. In a world of YouTube celebrities, unemployment, downward mobility and socializing through Facebook, they make a wish in a fountain to find love, fame and transcendence.

We also chatted with Chris Casale from Bioscrip Pharmacy who is sponsoring David Weissman documentary “We Were Here” which was at Sundance this year and is showing May 8th at 5P at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This must-see doc takes a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco. It explores how the city’s inhabitants were affected by this pandemic and how they responded to the calamitous epidemic.

Jessica Flaherty, Director of Programs at BAGLY (Boston Alliance of GLBT Youth) talked about the film her org is sponsoring “FIT” May 12th at 7P at The Brattle Theatre in Cambridge. This film was created by the UK's Stonewall project to raise awareness of bullying and homophobia. “Fit” originated as a play to be performed in schools across Britain and was adapted into a highly successful film that has screened at festivals worldwide.

Gunner Scott, Executive Director of Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, gave us an update of transgender legislation making its way through the Statehouse. The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition is sponsoring the film “Open” May 7th at 8:30P and also The Transgender Shorts Program May 8th at 6P both at The Brattle Theatre in Cambridge.

Natasha Kapiz, President of Europeans in Boston and co-presenters of the European Film Series talks about how her org became involved with the Boston LGBT Film Festival. They are co-sponsor of Opening Night with Tom Tykwer's New Film "3" May 5th at 7:30P, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston which is co-presented by The Goethe-Institute, Boston. The International Short Films are May 8th at 12:30P at The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge.
For Info & Tix: www.bostonlgbtfilmfest.org

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