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Helpmann Awards 2012: Sydney, Australia

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  Helpmann Awards 2012: Sydney, Australia   Australia's top female dramatic actors, Robyn Nevin and Cate Blanchett, won their categories in the national Helpmann Awards presented in Sydney last night, but unusually no single production dominated the ceremony.   While Nevin won for Belvoir St Theatre's Summer of the Seventeenth Doll and Blanchett for Sydney Theatre Company's Gross und Klein, the award for best play went to Ganesh Versus the Third Reich by the G...

QFest Kicks Off 12 Days of LGBT Cinema with Time Traveling Filmmakers and Lesbian Aliens on Earth

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The 17th edition of Philadelphia's QFest opens  July 7 at 7:00pm with two Opening Night Features: The Philadelphia Premiere of Judas Kiss and the Sundance hit Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same! Judas Kiss tells the story of a washed-up filmmaker who travels back in time and meets his college-aged self. It features 2006 QFest Rising Star Charlie David and the 2011 QFest Rising Star Award recipient Sean Paul Lockhart. Judas Kiss screens at 7:15pm at the Ritz East Theatre 1. Imme...

4th edition of The BUT Film Festival

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The BUT Film Festival drags you into the exceptional side of cinema 5 days of B-movie, Underground and Trashfilms in Breda The fourth edition of the international BUT film festival in Breda (NL) will take place from September 9th until 13th. Extraordinary films of which you did not even know they had to be seen, will be shown on the white screen during a five day extravaganza that takes you into the exceptional side of cinema. Cult director John Waters (VS), also known as the ”King of Trash...

Philadelphia QFest’s Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat

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The third installment of the successful Eating Out franchise, “Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat,” is now unveiled as Philadelphia QFest’s choice for its much anticipated Surprise Screening. Scheduled for an exclusive debut at the Prince Music Theater on Sunday July 19 at 7:00pm, Eating Out 3 is sure to be a Philadelphia QFest 09 smash hit.The Eating Out films have proven to be immensely popular comedies, launching the career of creator Q. Allan Brocka (Boy Culture, Rick and Steve: The Happies...

Viral ecards for Shortbus link to credits on DVD! Take a ride

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Take a moment to check out this e-card, where users who sign up, and email 5 friends, will get their full name added to the credits page of the Shortbus DVD. Please let your readers know about this exciting opportunity, which ends January 19th!! Ecard John Cameron Mitchell’s SHORTBUS explores the lives of several emotionally challenged characters as they navigate the comic and tragic intersections between love and sex in and around a modern-day underground salon. A sex therapist who has n...

Stockholm opening with Shortbus

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Thursday, Nov 16, marks the beginning of the 17th Stockholm International Film Festival. The first days of the festival offer an opening gala with Todd Field’s Little Children, John Cameron Mitchell and his competition entry Shortbus, party and glamour for festival visitors at Spy Bar, countless Face2Face-meetings, and of course – loads of film. The Stockholm International Film Festival of 2006 is here. Below are some tips on what’s on during the first few days of the festival. Nov 16 – ...

American Politics With A French Twist

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It is should be news to no one that the Americans and the French are still locked in their love/hate relationship. We Americans do love the French culture and its emphasis on beauty, refinement and good taste. The French do love our the American can-do attitude and our pioneering spirit. But since 9/11, our different geopolitics has driven a wedge into that relationship that has pushed us both into separate corners. Perhaps that is the reason why so many American films that are openly critical ...

Shortbus Premier fell anywhere but short of people's expectations

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Sunday night at 12:30am was the premier of the controversial independent film, "Shortbus," directed by John Cameron Mitchell. While many films these days seem to have a lot of sexual content, this one most likely takes the cake. "Shortbus" starts out going back and forth between seeing an animated, almost claymation-like, scenery of New York, zooming in on several different people's appartments, giving the audience a sneak peak into the private lives of very different New Yorkers, each trying t...

Waters' Dirty Shame to open upcoming Guadalajara Fest

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The XX Guadalajara International Film Festival will begin on March 11 of 2005, with the screening of the new film Dirty Shame, directed by John Waters. Like wise, with the presence of the American filmmaker the festival will exhibit 4 films on behalf of his great work: Pink Flamingos (1972), Hairspray (1988), Pecker (1998) and Dirty Shame (2004).With the film Dirty Shame, Waters continues been faithful to himself and after four years of absence on the big screen, he presents a delirious story of...

LA Fest winners

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Ferenc Toth's Unknown Soldier, Joshua Marston's Maria Full of Grace, and Jonathan Caouette's Tarnation were among the winners Saturday night at the closing of the 10th annual Los Angeles Film Festival. Tarnation was created by director Cauoette on his Macintosh computer i - Movie program for a reported $293.00. Filmmakers Gus Van Sant and John Cameron Mitchell executive produced this charming biography. Tarnation, which centers on the troubled life of the director--who grew up gay with a schizo...

Buzz from Miami Gay & Lesbian Fest

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The buzz was still going strong today about the amazing Gala after party for the opening night film "Straight Jacket" at the exquisite Alfred I. Dupont building thanks to Roberto Ferreria who produced one of the best celebrations the festival has ever seen. With some of Miami’s finest caterers including Elan Catering and an open bar overflowing with Absolut, Beaulieu Vineyards and Perrier, the evening was a huge success and raised additional money from the popular silent auction which had to b...

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