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Nevrland : a post-gay coming of age story

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  17 year old Jakob (Simon Frühwirth ) has just graduated high school and as it si the summer break his single-parent rather subdued father fixes him up with a  temporary job at the abattoir he word at in town.  The pair of them live in a isolated house in the country with Jacob’s elderly … Continue reading



Crystal City: a tale of woe and hope

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  Filmmaker Terrence Crawford’s stunning documentary debut is an impressive eye-opening investigation of a resurgence of crystal meth addiction in New York’s gay community. His non-judgemental revelations depict a scene that appears to be alarming to us in the outside, but from his series of highly personal interviews with current and past addicts, the overwhelming … Continue reading



Daddy : a young man that hooks for love

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  For his feature writing/directing debut filmmaker Jonah Greenstein tells an intriguing tale about Joseph (Alexander Horner) a handsome homeless drifter who works out how to survive in New York.  He looks up on Grindr with older men for sex and hustles them for money, food and a place to stay overnight.  He always imbues … Continue reading



Miss Rosewood : the life of a self-styled transgender terrorist

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  Jon Cory aka Miss Rosewood the transgender performance artist whose outrageous act goes way beyond what most of us would find acceptable, has always claimed that her work can only meaningfully be experienced in person.  It’s surprising then she agreed to allow the Danish cinematographer Helle Jensen to make her the subject of the … Continue reading



The Garden Left Behind

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  This new and completely mesmerising movie from queer Latinx filmmaker Flavio Alves makes such a crucial contribution to the continuing dialogue on the transgender community. This story that traces the relationship between Tina (Carlie Guevara) a young, Latina, trans woman and Eliana (Miriam Cruz) her grandmother, as they navigate Tina’s transition and struggle brings … Continue reading



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