Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Activist Filmmakers & Celebrities Speak OUT

Produced by Charlotte Robinson

In this exclusive audio montage Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with gay and straight celebrity filmmakers at the 16th annual Provincetown International Film Festival press luncheon. First, Killer Films co-founder and producer Christine Vachon (FAR FROM HEAVEN, BOYS DON’T CRY) along with the filmmakers Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles talked about MALA MALA, Killer Films feature-length documentary about the power of transformation told through the eyes of nine trans-identifying individuals in Puerto Rico. Next we talked with Debra Winger (TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, BLACK WIDOW) who received the Faith Hubley Career Achievement Award. Then we talked with writer and director David Cronenberg (THE FLY, VIDEODROME, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE) who received this year’s The Filmmaker on The Edge Award. We also talked to all the celebrities and filmmakers about their spin on our LGBT issues.
Then director Tom Dolby talked about his film LAST WEEKEND that opened the film festival starring Patricia Clarkson (PIECES OF APRIL, FAR FROM HEAVEN) who received the Excellence in Acting Award. Next, director John Waters talked about his new book CARSICK that’s currently on The New York Times Best Sellers List. Waters also was very generous in giving his advise to new filmmakers. HBO’s new documentary THE CASE AGAINST 8 that is currently premiering on the cable network was screened at PIFF. We caught up with plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier who talked about their experience being filmed for five years leading up to the Supreme Court decision that found Prop 8 unconstitutional. We also chatted about what it was like to work with the legal team of Ted Olson and David Boies and what affect the experience had on their family. Then we talked with filmmakers Fermin Rojas and Bruce Donnelly about their documentary ALUMBRONES that addresses the work and lives of twelve contemporary Cuban artists living in Havana today. Through in-depth interviews the film covers a range of subjects and issues from supply shortages to constant blackouts and how the artists are able to create their canvases overcoming these extreme hardships. Rojas and Donnelly also discuss their next project that chronicles the establishment of the first gay men’s choir in Cuba.
The Provincetown Film Society, Inc. (PFS) is the year-round organization and home of the Provincetown International Film Festival. PFS is dedicated to showcasing new achievements in independent film and honoring the work of acclaimed and emerging directors, producers and actors. 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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1 comment:

Marilyn Rosen said...

You really capture what this Film Festival is all about. Diversity, excellence and extraordinary personalities and themes. Loved your conversations with filmmakers/celebrities. Great Interviews and always a fun Festival. Thanks.