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Tehran : City of Love …….for some people

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  This is the stories of three middle-aged sad and depressed Iranians trying to cope with the reality that love has simply passed them by..  In this very bittersweet comedy from writer-director Ali Jaberansari we see how these lonely individuals cope with the lack of a romantic relationship . Overweight Mina (Forough Ghajabagli) ironically is … Continue reading



Making Montgomery Clift : sorting the facts from so much wicked fiction

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  This is the film that all Montgomery Clift fans have waited for since his death at the far too early age of 45, and also the one to introduce to millenials who have never had joy of knowing of his existence, This wonderful queer actor, one of the most handsome Hollywood stars ever, has … Continue reading



WIG : the revival of WIGSTOCK with a look at its glorious past

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Chris Moukarbel‘s film WIG about the revival of the icon NY drag festival was always going to be a flattering and affectionate profile  as Neil Patrick Harris, and his husband David Burtka helped produce the film after they has partnered with Wigstock creator Lady Bunny to revive the event last year.   Moukarbel used ample archival … Continue reading



5B : an inspiring tale of courage of the nurses and patients in SF’s first AIDS Ward

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Two time Oscar winning filmmaker Paul Haggis’s first foray into a non-fictional feature is an insightful and affectionate look at the country’s first ever AIDS Ward : 5B at San Francisco General Hospital.  Opened in 1983 not only would it become the busiest of its kind, but more importantly the dedicated nursing staff implemented a … Continue reading



Burn The House Down : Stilettos still kick in France

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  Despite the title’s reference to the original vogue movie Paris is Burning this French documentary serves up a vibrantly haphazard fresh slice of chic. It builds on, rather than just borrows from, the African American ballroom scene.  If you like your intersectionality joyful, human and juicy rather than dry, theoretical and earnest this stiletto … Continue reading



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