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    Frameline30: Mature and Still Hot

    In some of life's occupations (and preoccupations), turning 30 is a point many would prefer to defer. Supermodels, acrobats, and San Francisco gay men among them. Yes, "maturity" is "nice" in theory -- but facial lines, thinning hair and a body-fat percentage that no longer stays low all by itself c...

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    SF360: Tuesday: Julian Hernandez's "Broken Sky" and Joao Pedro Rodrigues's "Two Drifters" at the SF

    Two of the more ambitious movies at this year's San Francisco International LGBT Film Festivalprove that the handy (perhaps overly so) critical phrase "sophomore slump" is never entirely true. If even true at all: Joao Pedro Rodrigues's "Two Drifters," a follow-up to his 2000 debut feature "O Fantas...

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    NewFest Wraps of '06 Fest With Kudos for "Camp Out" and "The Gymnast"

    NewFest, the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Film Festival wrapped up Sunday, giving Larry Grimaldi and Kirk Marcolina the Showtime Vanguard Award. The doc, which premiered at the Cleveland International Film Festival, spotlights the first overnight camp for gay Christian youth, fo...

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    Frameline Turns 30 with "Puccini" and "Queens" and a Little XXX

    The look is Little Red Book, and the contents of the bright red catalogue with an "XXX" on the cover for the 30th edition of Frameline's San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival are meant to evoke the cultural revolution this particular festival helped to build beginning in 1976. At age 30, ho...

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    "Candy" and "Centimeters" Bookend 18th NewFest Queer Line up

    NewFest, New York's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival has unveiled its 18th edition lineup featuring 230 films, including 45 features, 40 docs and 145 shorts. As previously announced the festival, taking place June 1 - 11, will open with the New York premiere of Paul Dinello's "St...

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    "A Love To Hide" Sweeps Top Prizes At Miami Gay & Lesbian Fest

    Christian Faure's "A Love To Hide," about a gay couple in Nazi occupied Europe who offer protection to a Jewish refugee during the war, took two top prizes at the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, which closed on April 30. The film won both the juried and audience awards for best fiction feature. The award for best juried documentary went to Malcolm Ingram's "Small Town Gay Bar," about two gay bars trying to survive in the homophobic bible belt of North East Mississippi. Other festival prizes include the audience favorite short, which was awarded to Shay Sellers for "The Black Box," a personal account of the filmmaker's transition from teen ...

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    POWER UP Gets First Look Deal

    The non profit, volunteer run gay studio Power Up has entered into a one year first look deal with the LOGO network for the acquisition of short films. Maureen Guthman, Vice-president of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at LOGO said they were "extremely impressed with the quality and talent of the PO...

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    "Queens" Reigns at 8th Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

    The 2006 Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival has announced its eighth annual line up of galas, screenings, tributes and panels for its event taking place April 21 - 30. The festival will open with the East Coast premiere of Manuel Gomez Pereira's "Reinas (Queens) at the Gusman Center for the Performin...

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    AP: 'Brokeback' Takes Top Film at Gay Awards

    "Brokeback Mountain" lost out in the best-picture Oscar race, but the film about the troubled love affair between two cowboys has taken the top film prize from a leading gay organization that monitors the media. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation presented the award Monday at a ceremony...

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    Out to Sea: Marco Kreuzpaintner's "Summer Storm"

    Independent cinema was once regarded as the cinema of the disenfranchised. It's common knowledge now that the parameters of what was once defined as "indie" have been dissolved, and pat, mainstream, easy-to-swallow do-gooder liberal fantasies like "Good Will Hunting," "Chocolat," and "Crash," still ...

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