For more info, see Film Shorts , next week's Mercury , and plgff. Howl dirs. Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, screens Fri Oct 1, Cinema 21 —It should come as no surprise that James Franco is great in the role of Allen Ginsberg—after all, Franco's done his best work to date portraying stoners and gays. Perhaps Franco also found some connection to the role via his own literary aspirations, though the less said about his fiction output, the better. Whatever the source of his inspiration, Franco immerses himself convincingly in Ginsberg's character in Howl , which juxtaposes interview transcripts with courtroom scenes from the obscenity case against Grove Press, publisher of Ginsberg's controversial poem.
The 14th Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival engages, amuses and infuriates
Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival's Filmmaker Fund by Gabriel Mendoza » Thank you! — Kickstarter
Gay and lesbian film festivals used to be about coming-out stories and little else. But they've evolved over the decades, and while "the big reveal" remains an element, a wide range of subject matters are now part of the schedule. Included in the lineup are 20 programs of dramas, short films and documentaries from around the globe, and themes include gays in the military, the struggles of gay and lesbian seniors, conflicted neo-Nazis, and the making of the landmark s shocker "The Boys in the Band. For opening night, there's a big Portland premiere with the high-profile art film. If you miss it, don't worry: It gets a general release next week. Here are trailers and snapshots of the films made available for screening:.
Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival: BEFORE YOU KNOW IT
Fund raising is down this year so to offset this we started this campaign. The funds will go directly to paying for film rental and expenses associated with bringing filmmakers to the festival. This will help ensure we program the best possible schedule and enable audiences to interact with the artists response for the films.
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