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A Distant Place : a finely nuanced Korean queer family drama

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  A Distant Place, the debut feature film from Korean filmmaker Kuo-Young Park, is a remarkable finely nuanced tale that evolved into such an exquisite film as beautiful as the stunning rural setting.  It is the first Koren queer film that I have ever soon and I have to confess although I was unsure what … Continue reading



Queerguru’s pick of MUST SEE FILMS at Reel Affirmations Film Fest in Washington DC

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    Reel Affirmations, Washington DC’s annual  LGBTQ+ Film Festival is by The DC Center, a nonprofit organization offering several different programs to the local LGBTQ community.  The Fest was established in 1981  and has been through a few major changes and reincarnations since then, but is still recognized as one of the largest queer … Continue reading



Caer (Caught) is an extraordinary hybrid film about the plight of trans-Latina sex workers

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  Caer (Caught) is an extraordinary film that takes an unusual approach to highlight a very serious problem.  Australian-based filmmaker Nicola Mai’s remarkable hybrid documentary is about drawing our attention to the problematic situation facing trans-Latina sex workers in Queens NY. Mai chooses to do this by merging fiction and documentary, and this way he … Continue reading



Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews NORTH BY CURRENT an excellent doc about family reconciliation on PBS

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  North by Current is a documentary about family reconciliation and premiered very successfully at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. After the inconclusive death of his young niece Kalla, filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax returns to his rural Michigan hometown during the bleak winter of 2015. He was originally preparing to make a film about a … Continue reading



Operation Hyacinth : a Polish queer thriller with a real kick

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  It seems like so many countries have undergone a dark period in their history when they undertook merciless witch-hunts against the LGBTQ population.  In the US it started in 1953 under Eisenhower,  and what became known as The Lavendar Scare lasted some four decades.  In that period thousands of people lost their livelihoods and … Continue reading



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