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The Last Picture Show

September 30, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

WOMR Film Series Keeps Film Alive by Rebecca M. Alvin   Brad Moore is a film buff. But you’re not likely to see him at the local multiplex waiting to buy tickets to the latest superhero movie. When Moore talks about going to the movies, he means going to the [...]

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What is a Gay Film?

September 16, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

Emanuel Levy’s New Book Launches in Provincetown by Rebecca M. Alvin It was on that rare day last month when we had torrential rains instead of blistering sunshine that I met with writer and film scholar Dr. Emanuel Levy at Joe Coffee to discuss his just released book Gay Directors/Gay [...]

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REVIEW: The Diary of a Teenage Girl

September 2, 2015 5:00 am0 comments

  by Rebecca M. Alvin Although it’s not exactly rare to find stories about precocious, sexually magnetic underage girls  (Lolita, anyone?), it is actually quite unusual to find coming of age stories about girls who don’t conform to our collective expectation of innocence and morality. The denial of young women’s [...]

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Oh, the Possibilities!

July 29, 2015 6:00 am0 comments

Linda Lavin’s Provincetown Debut by Jeannette de Beauvoir      “We keep the show very spontaneous,” says Tony and Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin, talking about her upcoming performance in Provincetown. “It feels a little like a living-room party, something you’d do at home. Sharing songs, sharing stories, it’s all [...]

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Somewhere in Time

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Jay Craven’s Peter and John by Rebecca M. Alvin        Working with stories from other time periods is something New England filmmaker Jay Craven is drawn to. Whether it’s Kingdom County, Vermont, in the 1950s (as in 2013’s Bruce Dern starrer Northern Borders), Prohibition era on the Vermont-Canada [...]

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REVIEW: The Last Patrol

July 22, 2015 6:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin Journalist, author, and filmmaker Sebastian Junger has added a third installment to what’s become a series of documentaries about the impact of war on American soldiers and war journalists. Like the previous ones, Restrepo (2010) and Korengal (2014), the focus in The Last Patrol is on [...]

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One Lucky Cat

June 17, 2015 6:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches    Barry Crimmins was the perfect maestro for the comedy club scene in Boston in the 1980s. Full of rage and anger, with a gritty, in-your-face style, he managed to turn his fire-breathing liberal critique of America during the Reagan era into a compelling and funny stand-up [...]

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Sneak Peek

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A Few Films to Check Out at the Provincetown International Film Festival by Rebecca M. Alvin This year’s Provincetown International Film Festival features over 25 fiction features, 23 documentary features, and a plethora of short films from around the world. Such a smorgasbord of stories is made all the more [...]

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Jennifer Coolidge’s Escape to Provincetown

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by Steve Desroches Jennifer Coolidge is ready to party. And she can think of no better place than Provincetown. The beloved comedic actress is coming to town for the first time since the summer of 2009, (when she first tried her hand at stand-up comedy), to receive the Faith Hubley [...]

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From Paris is Burning to Earth Camp One

June 3, 2015 6:00 am0 comments

Jennie Livingston on the Perils and Pleasures of Documentary by Rebecca M. Alvin It’s fitting that filmmaker Jennie Livingston is currently showing work at the AMP Gallery on the west end of town. Provincetown has long been a part of Livingston’s life, having come here as a Fine Arts Work [...]

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