June 7, 2002
The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary next month with a 12-day event featuring a record 241 films and videos from 30 countries, organizers said Thursday. The festival will open on July 11 with a program of short films from the last 20 years. It will close on July 22 with a screening of "Lan Yu," a Chinese film described as a love story between two men in Beijing.
November 4, 1997 |
At the early evening reception to view the Cindy Sherman Retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Saturday night, there was space to see and to be seen. Those lucky enough to be invited to the 5:30 p.m.
September 20, 1996 |
With "Hustler White," the notorious underground gay actor-filmmaker Bruce LaBruce has hardly gone mainstream, but this time teeters on the brink of pornography rather than slipping over into it. Graduating from Super 8, LaBruce has had enough money to shoot "Hustler White" like a regular movie--in color yet--but a bigger budget hasn't corrupted him, so to speak. He's just as outrageous and hilarious as ever.
August 25, 2000 |
"Psycho Beach Party" has to be twice as funny a play as it is as a movie.It's too much filmed theater to come alive fully on the screen, and it doesn't help that spoofing schlocky movies of the '50s, '60s and even '70s is not exactly virgin territory. What's more, deliberate camp like this film presents a special challenge: It must generate and sustain a high level of energy or it will swiftly fall flat. The latter is too often the case here.
April 1, 1994 |
"Grief" may be an unlikely title for a comedy, but a large part of its appeal is in its willingness to take its people seriously amid much laughter. In a nifty feature debut, writer-director Richard Glatzer makes hilarious use of his experiences as producer of "Divorce Court" as he takes us into the crazed world of the writers for a lurid daytime courtroom TV show.
June 4, 2004 |
The 22nd edition of Outfest, the largest film festival in Southern California and among the biggest gay and lesbian film festivals in the world, will run July 8-19 at nine venues in Los Angeles. This year the festival, which has become a cornerstone of the city's summer cultural calendar, will be screening 218 features, documentaries and short films from 24 countries. The opening night film will be Angela Robinson's "D.E.B.S.