Thursday, November 24, 2011
This past Sunday, November 27th marked the anniversary of the death of gay civil rights movement leader Harvey Milk (he was assassinated on November 27, 1978). His legacy carries on in innumerable ways today. Visit the Milk Foundation website to find out more. And if you have time, please take seven minutes to watch my little short film, 575 Castro St. which includes some of Harvey's tremendously inspiring reflections on the gay movement.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
This terrific movie opened last week in New York City (at Film Forum). It opens this Wednesday (November 23rd) in San Francisco at the Landmark Embarcadero and on Friday (November 25th) in Los Angeles, Pasadena, Encino and Berkeley. I'm telling you: this is the must-see queer film of the year (though I confess that I have a conflict of interest since I work for Wolfe and we will be doing the North American DVD release of the film — but regardless of that, I seriously LOVE this movie). Here's what I wrote about it this past summer (before we acquired it):
Lesbian film fans will want to be sure to get festival tickets for this latest feature drama from WATER LILIES director Celine Sciamma! Currently playing on the film festival circuit and expected to be released theatrically in the U.S. this fall, TOMBOY tells the story of a 10-year-old girl (played by the amazing Zoe Heran) who moves to a new neighborhood and decides to pass as a boy. Winner of the prestigious Teddy Award at this year’s Berlin Film Festival (where it played as the opening night film for the festival’s Panorama section), TOMBOY has been wildly successful in its French theatrical release and has been getting rave reviews everywhere. Mike Goodridge of Screen Daily calls it a “small French gem,” Paul Heath of The Hollywood News calls it “a charm… my favorite film of the year so far” while Jordan Mintzer in The Hollywood Reporter glowingly commends director Sciamma for her, “tender and realistic eye” and describes the film as “reminiscent of such landmark adolescent movies as Francois Truffaut’s The 400 Blows.”For more info plus upcoming dates in other cities please visit TomboyMovie.com. Get out to see it in a theater if you can. And then look for it on DVD from Wolfe next summer. In fact you can even go ahead and click HERE to add it to your Netflix queue right now!