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Welcome to Chechnya : the story behind the purge to exterminate all LGBTQ people

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  The former Newsweek investigative journalist turned filmmaker  David France’s third documentary is one of the most harrowing depictions of contemporary LGBTQ life that we will ever have to sit through. Fortunately France and his team are skilled enough to tell the stories with such heartfelt compassion that we don’t just feel like voyeurs but … Continue reading



Parking : a compelling short LGBTQ film from Iran

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  Parking is a very rare breed as it is one of  the few Iranian LGBTQ movies ever made,  This 9 minute short directed by Ahmad Seyfipour is the tale of a burglary that goes wrong.  When a man is stealing from a garage he comes across two men having sex on the back seat … Continue reading



The Israeli Boys: Engrossing honesty

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  The Israeli Boys might just be our favorite so far in NQV’s effort to bring the best of LGBTQ+ shorts themed by geography. First it was The Danish boys, focused on a Scandinavian sad songs playlist. Then came the touching Latin Boys, who probably deserve a bit more coverage as tiny Denmark gets a whole … Continue reading



The Thing About Harry: well, he’s cute as hell for a start

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  Since actor Peter Paige had his breakthrough in the groundbreaking series QUEER  AS FOLK , he has gone on to carve out a very successful career as a writer/director.  His latest film is The Thing About Harry made for the Freeform Cable TV a highly enjoyable queer rom-com that was released on Valentine’s Day  … Continue reading



The Times of Bill Cunningham: the personal story of the legendary NY Times photographer

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  The Times of Bill Cunningham is a joyous account of a wonderfully fulfilled human being who simply radiates on the screen the sheer passion and excitement he has for his life.  Filmed in 1994 by Mark Bozek (Cunningham died in 2016) it had been shot purely as  an interview but spliced together with some … Continue reading



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