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Before The Last Curtain Falls

The German/Canadian documentarian Thomas Wallner’s record of the closing night of the ‘Gardenia’ the famous Belgian Cabaret that had been touring Europe for the past years pries far too closely for comfort into the melancholy filled lives of the performers. They are a group of elderly, mainly overweight, transsexuals and gay men who are drag … Continue reading

Before You Know It

Filmmaker P J Ravel’s new documentary focuses on a subject that rarely ever surfaces in any media i.e. growing old in the gay community.  He trails three elderly men as they all try to survive and have some fun as they edge towards the latter part of their lives.     Robert is the most … Continue reading

Beginners

Father and son Hal and Oliver are beginners at relationships even at this late stage in their lives. Hal is 75, newly widowed, and declares himself gay and determined to make the most of the time he has left.  Oliver on the other hand is 38, single, with a string of affairs in his past … Continue reading

Behind The Curtain : Todrick Hall

  When filmmaker Katherine Fairfax Wright was first offered the job to direct Behind The Curtain a documentary on the You Tube musical vlogger Todrick Hall, she admitted that she had never heard of him. So too may many of the audience that get to watch her rather compelling film, but after 100 somewhat manic minutes … Continue reading

Being 17

Veteran French filmmaker André Téchiné may be the wrong side of 70 now but he shows in his latest movie that he still has a very firm grasp of the sensibilities of teenage boys coming of age. He is perfectly assisted by his co-writer Céline Sciamma the writer/director of quintessential adolescent gay movies such as Tomboy  and Girlhood. This is the … Continue reading

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