Tag Archives: Sundance

TRAILER: The Birth Of A Nation

Empire recaps: After years working as a jobbing actor, Nate Parker has turned writer, director, producer and star for what is being praised as a storming debut behind the camera. The first teaser trailer for The Birth Of A Nation is now online. Following an incredibly successful premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the drama was quickly snapped by ...

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TRAILER: Do I Sound Gay?

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Prop 8 Doc Wins Sundance Prize

Yesterday The Case Against 8 won the Best Documentary Direction prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The Case Against 8 / U.S.A. (Directors: Ben Cotner, Ryan White) — A behind-the-scenes look inside the case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Shot over five years, the film follows the unlikely team that took the first federal marriage equality lawsuit to ...

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Sundance Short: August Sings Carmen

“A homage to thousands of ambitious YouTube users and video bloggers, gifted and less gifted self-promoters on the Internet.” It just gets weirder and weirder. (Tipped by JMG reader Molly)

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Sundance: Robert De Niro Debuts Documentary About His Gay Father

Robert De Niro has debuted a documentary about his late gay father at the Sundance Film Festival. Via the Hollywood Reporter: Robert De Niro the actor has never been particularly forthcoming about his personal life — nor anything else, for that matter. The very private New York-based Oscar winner rarely gives interviews or shows up at events. But for the ...

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The Dangers Of Catnip

My own cat appears to be immune to catnip. (Via JMG reader JS)

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TRAILER: Kink

Also from James Franco and also debuting this weekend at Sundance. Via press release: Director Christina Voros and producer James Franco pull back the curtain on the fetish empire of Kink.com, the Internet’s largest producer of BDSM content. In a particularly obscure corner of an industry that operates largely out of public view, Kink.com’s directors and models strive for authenticity. ...

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TRAILER: God Loves Uganda

Opening at Sundance this weekend. Clip description: God Loves Uganda, a documentary by Academy Award winning director and producer Roger Ross Williams, is a powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to change African culture with values imported from America’s Christian Right. The film follows American and Ugandan religious leaders fighting “sexual immorality” and missionaries trying to convince Ugandans to follow ...

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HomoQuotable – Joan Jett

“It was initially kind of laughing, like that kind of smiling, going, ‘What are you doing? You can’t do this. Girls don’t play rock ‘n’ roll.’ And when they saw were really serious about it, the attitude kind of changed. Anything from really just insulting and dirty, nasty things. Calling us names, every name that you can call a woman. ...

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Prop 8 Film Debuts At Sundance

Yesterday the documentary 8: The Mormon Proposition debuted at the Sundance film festival in Utah as two dozen anti-LDS protesters rallied outside the venue. The activists were there to show their support for the film and to protest the efforts of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to pass Proposition 8, the successful 2008 California ballot initiative that ...

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Sundance: Free LGBT Films On iTunes

For the duration of the Sundance Film Festival, you can download two of their LGBT short films for free on iTunes. One of the offerings is Countertransference, which won the Jury Award for Best Dramatic Short at Los Angeles’ OutFest, the other is James – which I don’t know anything about.

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No Boycott: Queer Lounge To Return To Utah’s Sundance Film Festival

GLAAD will again sponsor the Queer Lounge at next month’s Sundance Film Festival. Despite calls for a Utah boycott, the Queer Lounge will return to Park City in January for the Sundance Film Festival. Noting their displeasure with the LDS Church for its efforts to ban same-sex marriage, leaders with lounge sponsor Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation say the ...

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