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All in My Family : how one traditional Chinese family accepted their gay son’s children

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  It was only as recent as 2013 that the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party finally announced the decision to relax the one-child policy.  Up to this time families were only permitted by law to have one child so it’s surprising that Hao Wu the filmmaker helming this short documentary actually has a … Continue reading



Amazing Grace : How Aretha Franklin made history

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  It took 47 years for one of the greatest music documentaries ever made to make it to the public. It is here now. Whether you are a die-hard Aretha Franklin fan or just love music do not miss the chance to see and hear “Amazing Grace” on theatrical release in knock down glorious surround … 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



Before Stonewall : a look back at early LGBTQ roots

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  The Emmy Award Winning Documentary ‘Before Stonewall; made in 1984 has been restored and is about to enjoy a theatrical run in June as part of the celebrations to mark the Anniversary of the Stonewall riots considered the pivotal turning point for the LGBTQ community. Directed by Greta Schiller and Robert Rosenberg,  this look … Continue reading



The Most Dangerous Year : for the transgender community

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  One of the most important aspects of working towards both acceptance and equal nights for the transgender community is sheer visibility.  As Vlada Knowlton’s excellent new documentary points out so much of the hatred and fear is based on ignorance of people who have yet to encounter or have an exchange with  trans adult … Continue reading



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