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Burn The House Down : Stilettos still kick in France

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  Despite the title’s reference to the original vogue movie Paris is Burning this French documentary serves up a vibrantly haphazard fresh slice of chic. It builds on, rather than just borrows from, the African American ballroom scene.  If you like your intersectionality joyful, human and juicy rather than dry, theoretical and earnest this stiletto … Continue reading



Love Blooms aka L’amour debout : a movie grown without purpose or plot

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In one symbolic scene in this French sub titled movie the characters, fueled by curiosity, determinedly follow a sleep walker to find out where he is going. It turns out he is not sleepwalking he is just out for the pleasure of a stroll in the garden. If that is all that is wanted from … Continue reading



Woke : how a closeted French Muslim”s coming out changed everyone”s lives

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  Sullivan Le Postec created the  award-winning series, Woke for Studio 4, the French public broadcaster’s web fiction platform in 2017.  Now available globally, it is the story of the melodramatic comings and goings of an LGBTQ Drop In Center in Lyons, which is suddenly turned upside down with the arrival of Hitcham (Mehdi Meskar) … Continue reading



‘Golden Youth’ (‘Une jeunesse doree’)

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  Golden Youth takes us back to the late 1970’s when Americans were desperately squeezing into Studio 54, and we Europeans were flocking to the more accessible but equally debauched Le Palace night club in Paris.  It was home to extravagant theme parties and performances, that literally threw together rich and poor, gay and straight, … Continue reading



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



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