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La Mission (2010): Articles


Artivist Film Festival Kicks off with Father & Gay Son Movie

Los Angeles' 6th Artivist Film Festival kicks off tomorrow, Dec. 1, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Until its conclusion on Dec. 5, Artivist will screen 45 “advocate films” – socially/politically conscious documentary and narrative features and shorts – from around the globe. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. The festival will open with a screening of writer-director Peter Bratt's La Mission, the San Francisco-set tale of a violent ex-con and recovering alcoholic (Benjamin Bratt) whose macho world comes crashing down faster than any of his low-ride cars when he discovers that his beloved son (Jeremy Ray Valdez) is gay. Brothers Peter Bratt and Benjamin Bratt, and the La Mission cast will take part in a Q&A […]


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Artivist Film Festival Kicks off with Father & Gay Son Movie



Gay Boys Shorts & 'American Primitive' + 'Pornography' Horror Thriller & Outfest Awards

July 19: The tale of a poor backwater family struggling against poverty, addiction, and assorted personal and social maladies, Tina Mabry's Mississippi Damned was the jury's pick for best U.S. narrative film at this year's edition of Outfest, Los Angeles' gay and lesbian film festival. Among the other Outfest 2009 jury winners were Stian Kristiansen's The Man Who Loved Yngve, the late 1980s tale (written by Tore Renberg) about a Norwegian teenager who unexpectedly finds himself madly in love with a handsome tennis player, which was chosen as the festival's best international narrative feature; Nicole Opper's documentary Off and Running, about a young woman trying to discover the identity of her biological mother; and best actress Laura Harring and best […]


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Gay Boys Shorts & 'American Primitive' + 'Pornography' Horror Thriller & Outfest Awards