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Al Berto

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  This biopic from filmmaker Vicente Alves do Ó is a fictionalized and highly dramatic account of a traumatic period in the life of the gay Portuguese Poet Alberto Raposo Pidwell Tavares who was universally known simply as Al Berto.   It’s set in the mid-1970’s when a very young Al Berto (Ricardo Teixeira)  has just returned home to … Continue reading



Battle of The Sexes

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  Filmmaking duo  Jonathan Dayton and  Valerie Faris who helmed the Oscar winning ‘Little Miss Sunshine‘ are back behind the cameras for another real-crowd pleaser of a movie that tackles the age old problem of parity between men and women.  In this story, very much steeped in real life, the tale is not so much about the enormous … Continue reading



Bitter Years : the life of Italian Gay Liberationist Mario Mieli

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  Celebrated Italian queer theater and film director Andrea Adriatico’s latest movie is a biopic of Mario Mieli who was a leading figure in the Italian gay movement of the 1970s.  Mieli may be little known outside of Italy but his fascinating colorful life that abruptly ended when he was just 30 years old, makes … Continue reading





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