July 20, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Rebecca M. Alvin Sports documentaries often aim to thrill us with fast-paced editing and a focus on the matches being played, emphasizing the win vs. lose mentality. While T-Rex, an independent documentary by Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari, retains the edge-of-your-seat feeling of rooting for an athlete in a [...]

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REVIEW: BearCity 3

July 6, 2016 5:00 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the boys from BearCity and a baby carriage. Director Douglas Langway’s BearCity trilogy is complete with the release of the final installment, which follows a bunch of bear friends to the LGBT resort the Woods Campground in rural Pennsylvania. [...]

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From Bestseller to Box Office Gold

June 16, 2016 10:03 am0 comments

by Steve Desroches Writer Casey Sherman was walking down Main Street in Chatham in front of Yellow Umbrella Books when his brother came over to him. He’d just been to the Coast Guard station and heard the story of the dramatic and heroic story of the Pendleton rescue where the [...]

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Bringing the Outsider In

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by Steve Desroches Effie Brown is in her office in Los Angeles and a bit jet lagged. The film and television producer just returned from the Sundance Film Festival: London, a three-day satellite expansion of the famed Park City, Utah, cinematic institution. Nevertheless, there is a vigor and buoyancy in [...]

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Stranger Than Fiction

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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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