Monday, May 7, 2012

Gay Filmmakers Take On LGBT Issues Part 2

Produced by Charlotte Robinson

In the conclusion of our exclusive audio montages, Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson, Host of OUTTAKE VOICES™, talks with five filmmakers about their films scheduled at the Boston LGBT Film Festival that runs through May 13th. We also had the opportunity to talk to the filmmakers about crucial issues facing our LGBT community.

The New England Premiere of MEN TO KISS directed by Robert Hasfogel, in German with English subtitles, is a great comedy about the chaotic relationship of the unequal couple of Ernst and Tobias. The film shot in Berlin is about the opposite attraction of a respectable banker Ernst and his unconventional partner Tobias. The sudden appearance of Uta, Ernst’s eccentric school friend, fundamentally changes their relationship. Uta does not approve of Tobias and tries to break them up. MEN TO KISS charmingly proves that homosexuality can play another role in gay movies and replaces common clichés with authentic everyday stories. The film will be presented May 10th at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts at 8:30P. The film’s star Frank Christian Marx will be present for a Q & A following the film.

JOBRIATH AD, directed by Kieran Turner is about the first openly gay rock star that arrived on the glam-rock scene in the 1970’s. This fascinating documentary spotlights his life, music and groundbreaking influence. Jobriath stated at the time, “I am the true fairy of rock”. His brief but fascinating career as an openly gay performer, sometimes called ‘the American Bowie’ is uncovered by this enthralling documentary. Adored by MORRISSEY and THE PET SHOP BOYS this is a celebration of a singer-songwriter whose legacy will now be rediscovered. The Director Kieran Turner will be present for the screening and a Q & A following the film at the Brattle Theatre on Friday, May 11th at 9P.

GIRLTRASH: All Night Long (A Work in Progress) is directed by Alexander Kondracke but unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances the film will not be shown during the Boston LGBT Film Festival. However we had such a delightful chat with Producer Lisa Thrasher we decided to keep her audio interview in our montage. Hopefully the film will be rescheduled in the near future.

UNFIT: Ward vs Ward is a documentary by Katie Carmichael and Edwin Scharlau. The film raises the question of who is more fit to raise a child: a convicted killer or a lesbian? In 1995 a judge in Pensacola, Florida declared the father, a convicted killer, was more fit. This is the story of that case and its aftermath. The documentary will be presented at Brattle Theatre on May 13th at 4:30P. Katie Carmichael and Edwin Scharlau will be present for a Q & A following the film.

The 28th Annual Boston LGBT Film Festival concludes with NAKED AS WE CAME directed by Richard LeMay. Shot entirely in Massachusetts and starring a stunning ensemble cast including Ryan Vigilant of Gossip Girl and Karmine Alers, (Mimi in Rent). NAKED AS WE CAME is a story about letting go of the past and recreating family relationships. Director Richard LeMay and actors will be present for the screening on Sunday, May 13th at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston at 7:30P.
For More Info & Tix: Bostonlgbtfilmfest.org
Listen to Gay Filmmakers Take On LGBT Issues Part 1

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