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Copa 181 : the story of a gay sauna that is a home away from home

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  The immediate future of Brazilian queer cinema may not look to rosy right now after the vitriolic homophobic President Jair Bolsonaro  has recently declared that government funds will now be withheld from cinema projects containing LGBTQ content.  Hopefully this (and he) will not last long as Brazil has become such a valuable source for … Continue reading



Motherless Brooklyn : Edward Norton”s film noir

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  Edward Norton’s movie which he wrote, directed and starred in and was obviously a work of passion,  is an impressive film noir.  Very loosely adapted from the novel of the same name by Jonathan Lethem it’s a sprawling tale set in New York in the  1950’s which evokes more than a passing memory of … Continue reading



HOLD ON : a stark choice between Faith and Sexuality

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Queerguru talks with young American/Chinese queer filmmaker Haiyang Yu about his new short film HOLD ON which had us in tears.

It is the story of a devout Catholic mother who is the caregiver for her disabled gay son and has to choose between her faith and her son’s happiness

To find out where the film is screening next check out  https://yuhaiyangfilm.wixsite.com/film



Pain & Glory : tormented filmmaker must deal with his demons

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  The latest film from queer auteur Pedro Almodovar,  Spain’s most influential award-winning filmmaker,   sees him reunited with actor Antonio Banderas yet again, but  also a very welcome return to a homoerotic theme that were so prevalent in his early work. This is the story of a successful but tormented filmmaker Salvador Mallo (played by … Continue reading



Unsound : a journey of self acceptance

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  This feature debut from Australian TV director  Ian Watson tackles the sensitive subject of self acceptance with great sincerity  and full of well-meaning intentions which sadly falls flat on the screen.   It’s the story of Noah (Reece Noi) a  young Brit/Australian gay musician who is feeling so unsettled that he quits the Tour of … Continue reading



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