Stranger Than Fiction

June 16, 2016 9:48 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches In 2011 the Oxford English Dictionary, considered the preeminent record of the language, added the abbreviation WTF to its twenty-volume publication. Of course, the abbreviation born out of texting lingo stands for “what the f**k?” While linguistic purists bristled at the addition, let’s be honest, there are [...]

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Check it, check it, Unexpected

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by Rebecca M. Alvin There have been many films about young people approaching puberty, adolescence, and adulthood; a number of films about gay youth; and a lot of films about urban crime, gangs, and such problems. Check It is a new documentary that connects all of these issues in its [...]

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The Seventh Art

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Seven Films Not to Miss by Rebecca M. Alvin Early Italian film theorist Ricciotto Canudo was the first to label film as the “seventh art,” giving it artistic significance alongside the long acknowledged art forms, architecture, sculpture, painting, music, poetry, and dance, way back in 1911. Film has come a [...]

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A Bouquet From A Single Stem

June 8, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

Thirsty Burlington on the Silver Screen by Steve Desroches Lots of artists and performers come and go from Provincetown. Many in the process become well-respected and admired members of the community. But there is a special bond formed when one becomes so tightly woven in the fabric of the town [...]

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Win A Date With Tab Hunter!

June 1, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches In the fall of 1956 the dreams of young Jo-Ann Cox of St. Louis, Missouri, came true. Her letter explaining why she should be chosen for a dream date with her favorite Hollywood star was picked out of 25,000 entries submitted to Screen Album magazine. She had [...]

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Twenty Years Lost – The Story of the San Antonio Four

May 18, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin In 1994, four young gay women in San Antonio, Texas, were just beginning their lives. Anna Vasquez and Cassandra Rivera were in a committed relationship, living together and raising Rivera’s two children. Kristie Mayhugh had been attending Texas A&M’s Veterinary School, and Elizabeth Ramirez was expecting [...]

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REVIEW: Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

May 4, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Stonehenge.  The Nazca Lines.  The Great Serpent Mound.  All massive and mysterious ancient creations that continue to capture our imaginations as to just what they mean and what they were to the cultures that built them. James Crump’s 2015 documentary Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art explores [...]

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Shakespeare 400

April 20, 2016 11:08 am0 comments

Two New Reasons to Join the Provincetown Film Society by Rebecca M. Alvin    Four hundred years ago on April 23, William Shakespeare died at the age of 52. It’s hard to believe someone with so great an influence and so many works to his credit died so young, and [...]

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A Love Story

October 14, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin Telling stories is part of what makes us human. Going back as far as human beings have been communicating with each other, we have been telling stories. And over time these stories, told from person to person, changed, evolved, and turned into new versions of those [...]

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Voices of Venezuela

October 7, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

Patricia Velasquez on Latin American LGBT Cinema by Steve Desroches Patricia Velasquez was a student in Ivana Chubbuck’s master class in her acting school in Los Angeles when she invited her friend Venezuelan director and producer Fina Torres to observe the class.  Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Velasquez rose to fame [...]

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