I don’t normally write about events outside of New England but because I love San Francisco (what gay doesn’t -right) and because the organizers were so nice about reaching out to me I couldn’t resist doing my part to help.
California Independent Film Festival
September 10 – 16, 2015
Opening night features Tab Hunter Confidential; screening begins at 7:30 PM. In the 1950s Tab Hunter was number one at the box office and on the music charts. He was Hollywood’s most sought-after star rumored to have been linked to Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds and Sophia Loren. Nothing, it seems, could damage his career except for the fact that Tab Hunter was secretly gay. In Tab Hunter Confidential you will meet the real Tab Hunter as he shares his story of being a happy, healthy survivor of Hollywood’s roller coaster.
The California Independent Film Festival Association(CAIFFA) is part of an amazing worldwide community; a unique collaboration of multi-talented filmmakers that takes place in three theaters: Castro Theater, Orinda Theater and Rheem Theater. You can see the full line up of films and purchase tickets by visiting their website, caiff.org.
Black Mass, is a new movie that opens later this month and is based on Whitey Bulger, a convicted murderer and former mob boss from Boston who also happened to be an FBI informant and who’s brother, Billy Bulger, was one of the state’s most powerful politicians.
After 16 years in hiding Bulger was found and arrested in 2011; at the time of his arrest he was listed as the second most wanted man by the FBI in the United States. This movie is the story of his life.
Black Mass stars Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kevin Bacon and Dakota Johnson and opens later this month on September 18th. Do you plan on seeing the movie?
Earlier this summer I posted a photograph of a NYC subway station that materialized in front of my office at 125 High Street, which you can see here.
Yesterday, Adam over at Universal Hub posted this photograph of the Ghostbuster’s car being towed over the Mass Ave bridge from Cambridge to Boston yesterday, indicating that filming for the sequel continues.
Local boy, James Cerne, who moved to Los Angeles but you may know from his DJ’ing days here in Boston or his role in Ryan Landry’s Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Oberon back in the fall of 2011 is now part of a gay-themed, choose-your-own-adventure movie coming to YouTube called HARD DECISIONS.
HARD DECISIONS follows Brandon and his friends as they decide what to do with their afternoon. Each decision will lead the viewer to another segment to continue the story. The viewer can then go back and see what might have happened if Brandon made decisions differently. Too bad life didn’t work that way.
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation have been hosting free movie nights along the Mystic River at Assembly Row every Saturday at dusk.
This week’s last free movie for the summer on August 29th is Maleficent. For more information check out their web page, Assembly Row Summer Movie Series.
Matt Riddlehoover’s PATERNITY LEAVE is a romantic comedy about Greg (Jacob York), Ken (Charlie David), and a moment of passion on the eve of their four year anniversary that changes the course of their lives forever.
Greg begins feeling nauseated, fatigued, moody and – most unfortunately – fat. At his wit’s end and Ken’s insistence, he sees a doctor who’s stumped and refers the couple to a specialist. To everyone’s amazement, Greg is pregnant. Shock, stress, and fear settle in, and Greg’s relationship gets put to the ultimate test.
This past weekend Strandbeest hosted a preview on Crane’s Beach of Theo Jansen’s internationally acclaimed kinetic sculptures. While his exhibit opens at the P.E.M. on September 19th you have two chances to check out Theo Jansen’s amazingly creative work this Friday in downtown Boston.
Friday, August 28 | 11 am – 1 pm
Boston City Hall Plaza, Boston
Friday, August 28 | 4:30 pm – 7 pm
Dewey Square, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston