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Incest, Ghosts and Robert Pattinson: Gay Movies from South America and Spain

Cristian Mercado, Manolo Cardona in Javier Fuentes-León's Undertow The 23rd edition of image+nation, Montreal's lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender film festival, will kick off with a screening of Javier Fuentes-León's Peruvian drama Contracorriente / Undertow at the Cinéma Impérial on Thursday, Oct. 28. The World Cinema (Dramatic) Audience Award winner at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and Peru's 2011 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar submission, Undertow features a love triangle with supernatural undertones: a married fisherman is in love with another guy. The film is described in the festival's press release as “Ghost meets Brokeback Mountain.” Image+nation comes to a close on Nov. 7 with a screening of Medhi Ben Attia's Le fil / The String, a Franco-Belgian comedy-drama starring […]


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Incest, Ghosts and Robert Pattinson: Gay Movies from South America and Spain



'Is It Just Me?,' 'Elena Undone': Outfest Movies

JC Calciano's Is It Just Me? (top); Nicole Conn's Elena Undone (middle); Roberto Moreira's Paulista (bottom) JC Calciano's Is It Just Me?, Anna Margarita Albelo's Hooters!, Roberto Moreira's Paulista, and Nicole Conn's Elena Undone are some of the films screening at Outfest 2010 on Friday, July 16. Is It Just Me? is a West Hollywood-set romantic comedy that borrows plot elements from Cyrano de Bergerac: Blaine (Nicholas Downs) falls in love with Xander (David Loren) after chatting with him online. The glitch is that the profile picture Blaine saw was that of Xander's hunky roommate Cameron (Adam Huss). Hooters! is a documentary about the making of Cheryl Dunye's The Owls, screened last weekend at Outfest. In Paulista, an actress (Sílvia […]


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'Is It Just Me?,' 'Elena Undone': Outfest Movies



Alicia Silverstone & 19th-Century Lesbian Romance: Outfest Movies

Maxine Peake in James Kent's The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (top); Alicia Silverstone, Clueless (upper middle); Lio in Myriam Aziza's The Evening Dress (lower middle); Jane Lynch, A Gaythering Storm (bottom) James Kent's The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, Amy Heckerling's 1995 sleeper hit Clueless, Myriam Aziza's La robe du soir / The Evening Dress, and the comedy shorts compilation “From Uranus to Titicaca” are some of the offerings at Outfest 2010, the 28th edition of the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. The festival is headquartered at the Directors Guild in West Hollywood. The made-for-British-TV The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister tells the story of a woman who defies 19th-century English conventions to have […]


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Alicia Silverstone & 19th-Century Lesbian Romance: Outfest Movies