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Miami (Not So Queer) Film Festival 2021

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  It’s apparent to Queerguru that when they slimmed down the 38th Edition of the Miami Film Festival Virtual Online Edition, the LGBTQ movie section of the program suffered.  What was once a very respectable showing of some new cutting-edge queer movies is now down  to a solitary feature film.  Plus two shorts. The Poppy … Continue reading



Over 80% of the actors at the casting for Jayro Bustamante’s film refused to play ‘gay’

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When Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante‘s went to cast his sophomore film a drama about a married man who comes out as gay he was shocked to discover that over 80% of the actors at the casting would not play ‘gay’ .  He needn’t have worried though as he chose the extremely talented actor JUAN PABLO OLYSLAGER whose finely nuanced performance as the lead character makes this very disturbing drama so utterly watchable.

In what is the 2nd Guatemalan movie to every have an LGBT story line, Olyslager  Pablo  who is forced by his Church & family to give up on his chance of real happiness. 

Bustamante, and Olyslager along with Sabrina De La Hoz , talked to QUEERGURU when the film was screened at Miami Film Festival

PS. You can read our full review of the movie  at https://www.queerguru.com/2019/03/tremors-aka-temblores

 



This Changes Everything

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  We guess for Hollywood insiders Tom Donahue incisive documentary on gender inequality in the movie business is hardly big news, but for those of us outside of the circle his ‘investigation’ highlights issues that we rarely think about.  Interestingly enough Donahue started the project before the formation of the whole #MeToo movement which is … Continue reading



The Best Queer Films at Miami Film Festival

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As Jaie Laplante the Festival’s Executive Director cut his teeth helming the city’s LGBT Film Festival several years,he has always insured that the Miami Film Festival incorporates a very healthy selection of LGBTQ movies in their programming. Not only that, but the eclectic mix they pick is adventurous, provocative, mesmerising and thoroughly entertaining. By also throwing in a few groundbreaking and potentially controversial films, their offer is one that we cannot miss and find ourselves generally wholeheartedly recommending.

Here then, in alphabetical order is our pick of the best of the queer movies at the Festival this year : Diamantino, Fireflies, Giant Little Ones, Jose, Knife + HeartSocrates, Sorry Angel, Tremors &  the short Nocturnal Creatures

 

 

P.S.  Also check out  https://www.queerguru.com/2019/02/li-cheng-talks-about-his-movie-that-beat-the-favourite-to-win-the-queer-lion-at-venice-film-festival



Omilani Alarcón talks about Latinegras : the latina & negra culture

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Omilani Alarcón the director of Latinegras talked to us about her Latina + Negra culture and how this documentary, being screened at Miami Film Festival throws a light on a community that most of us know so little about.

The interview with Roger Walker-Dack for www,queergurutv.com was  filmed by Hussein Wentz at The Standard, Miami Beach

 



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