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Of Love and Law : Japanese gay lawyer couple perfect role models.

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  Hikaru Toda’s Of Love and Life is a gentle meandering fly on-the-wall documentary on a charming couple of Japanese men who are not only a gay couple, but the first to head up their own law company.  Masafumi Yoshida and Kazayuki Minami — Fumi and Kazu together for over 13 years   are very happy … Continue reading



Mucho Mucho Amor : The Legend of Walter Mercado

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  The legendary  86-year-old  Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado hadn’t appeared on  camera for a decade when filmmakers Kareem Tabsch and Cristina Costantini turned up on his doorstep with their crew.  This world mega-star’s daily TV show had once beamed into over 150 million homes daily and although this fascinating documentary covers his sudden absence … Continue reading



OLYMPIA : an intimate portrait of a remarkable woman

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  Queer American/Greek Cypriot filmmaker Harry Mavromichalis debut feature is an exceptionally wonderful intimate fly-on-the wall documentary of the Oscar Winning actress Olympia Dukakis.  Mavromichalis turned his camera on when Dukakis celebrated her 80th birthday and trailed her on and off for the next three years.  Unscripted and unplanned,  this piece of cinema verite captured … Continue reading



See You Soon : a queer love story

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  Queer filmmaker Tyler Rabinowitz’s latest short film a wee heart-wrenching drama about young love that was made before the COVID lockdown.  However this story about the pain of separation  between the two lovers reminds us of the toil the current pandemic  is taking on long-distance relationships. See You Soon stars two very talented actors … Continue reading



Out Run : How the World’s Only LGBTQ politIcal party fared at the Polls

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  The formation of the LadLad party in Philippines , the only LGBTQ political party in the world seemed such a good idea.  However mere passion and enthusiasm doesn’t make up for not having the strength of one’s convictions and an overwhelming desire not to upset the powerful anti-gay Catholic Church. The story really starts … Continue reading



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