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Diamantino

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This sophomore feature from American filmmakers Gabriel Abrantes,  and Daniel Schmidt is a joyous bizarre tale that is a result of their wonderfully warped imagination.  It won’t play well with everyone but if you get pulled in by their sheer lunacy you will so love how it all pans out. It’s the tale of Diamantino (Carloto Cotta) the … Continue reading



Disobedience

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  Disobedience is the first English language film for award-winning Chilean writer/director Sebastián Lelio, and with it, he continues his theme of stories that are centered around strong unique women.  First, there was ‘Gloria’ followed closely by his Oscar-winning A Fantastic Woman that starred Daniela Vega a trans actress, and now comes this tale of a lesbian love affair … Continue reading



Dykes, Camera, Action! a look at the history of lesbian filmmaking

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  In Caroline Berler’s excellent investigation into lesbian cinema, which is a must see for any queer cinephile, she attempts to give us  a female version of The Celluloid Closet.  It is a valiant attempt as there are not nearly as man queer women’s movies and they have always been overlooked by those produced by gay … Continue reading



Game Girls : a lesbian couple making a life together of sorts on Skid Row

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  Game Girls the sophomore documentary from  Alina Skrzeszewska filmed in cinema-verite mode is a highly emotional view of the rocky relationship of two African/American young lesbians living in LA’s notorious Skid Row which seems like the end of the world. When the film starts Terim who is coping with mental illness, is going to … Continue reading



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