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AwardsWatch and Cinemalogue to partner on 43rd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) coverage

©2018, AwardsWatch and Cinemalogue FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO – Erik Anderson, Founder and Owner of AwardsWatch, and Rubin Safaya, Executive Editor of Cinemalogue, are excited to announce a partnership in coverage of the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival. In the coming weeks, pre-festival editorials and podcasts on the official selections, their filmmakers, and awards prospects, will be covered together by …

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Interview with T Cooper director of trans bodybuilders doc ‘Man Made’

Man Made takes us into the heart of transgender male (FTM) culture, revealing unexpected truths about gender, masculinity, humanity and love. Four trans men take a variety of life paths toward stepping on stage at Trans FitCon, the only all-transgender bodybuilding competition in the world (held in Atlanta, GA). Man Made is a character-driven, intimate, and riveting verité-style competition film, …

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Cannes Review: Wanuri Kahiu’s touching if familiar lesbian romance ‘Rafiki’

Kena, short for Makena (played by Samantha Mugatsia) lives in the Slopes district of Nairobi, Kenya with her at-home mom and politician father (Jimmy Gathu). He’s running for public office in their small area with the slogan “The People’s Choice.” She’s best friends with Blacksta (Neville Misati), a motorcycle-riding tough guy with a thing for Kena. He’s always trying to …

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Queer Eye: Original Fab Five Meets Netflix’s New Cast

They’ve dropped the ‘Straight Guy’ but the Eye is still Queer. It’s been fifteen years since the Emmy Award-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy revolutionized reality television. The series returns to Netflix and is going global, introducing audiences around the world to a modern aesthetic, diverse perspective and a brand new Fab Five: Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), …

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Joel Edgerton’s BOY ERASED with Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe Lands at Focus Features

It came down to Netflix and Focus Features for Boy Erased, Joel Edgerton’s adaptation of Garrard Conley’s memoir Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family and Focus Features won out. The very LGBTQ-positive distributor of Brokeback Mountain, Milk, Beginners, Dallas Buyer’s Club and The Danish Girl will have worldwide rights to the film which is set to star Oscar …

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INTERVIEW: Barry Jenkins on being an active ally, who he’s influenced by and the ensemble of MOONLIGHT

I recently sat down for a conversation with writer/director Barry Jenkins to talk about his extraordinary new film Moonlight. The film tells the story of a largely under-represented section of society – queer African-American males. In this interview, we discuss the film, what it means to be an active ally, his cinematic influences, and his incredible ensemble cast. READ: Review: ‘Moonlight’ …

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Frameline 39: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival Announces Lineup

Frameline, the world’s oldest and largest LGBTQ film festival has announced its ambitious lineup for Frameline 39 and features the world premiere of Justin Kelly’s film I Am Michael, starring James Franco and Zachary Quinto. The festival will also see the Bay Area premiere of Tab Hunter Confidential from award-winning documentarian Jeffrey Schwarz, who will be receiving the Frameline Award. Established …

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