The Museum of Fine Arts Boston has an exhibit that I plan on visiting this month and I hope you will too. Gordon Parks (1912–2006), one of the most celebrated African American artists of his time, is being featured in the MFA exhibit, Gordon Parks Back to Fort Scott in Robert and Jane Burke Gallery (Gallery 335).
This exhibition represents a rarely seen view of everyday lives of African American citizens, years before the Civil Rights movement began in earnest. His photographs focus on the realities of life under segregation, but also relating to Parks’s own fascinating life story.
About Gordon Parks: In 1948, Gordon Parks became the first African American photographer to be hired full time by LIFE magazine. One of the rare African American photojournalists in the field, Parks was frequently given magazine assignments involving social issues that his white colleagues were not asked to cover.
Gordon Parks Back to Fort Scott is on exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston through September 13, 2015.
The Boston LGBT Film Festival opening night is later this week on Thursday, April 2nd at the ICA Boston in the Seaport. The festival celebrates films by, for and about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
The Boston LGBT Film Festival runs from April 2 – 12th
This year’s festival opens with the 95-minute romantic comedy, EAT WITH ME. The Director, David Au, will be present at this showing and an after party will follow at Empire. For more information about this movie, the complete festival calendar and to purchase tickets visit their website, bostonlgbtfilmfest.net.
A new trailer for the next James Bond film, SPECTRE, has just been released. The latest addition to the James Bond franchise sees Daniel Craig reprising his role as the infamous MI6 spy for a fourth time, following the worldwide success of 2012’s Skyfall, which I loved despite the fact that it killed off Judi Dench.
SPECTRE is scheduled to open in theaters on Friday, November 6, 2015.
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Last month I started posting another gay comic strip that you may not be familiar with called Casey At The Bat. The comic strip follows the adventures of a young, gay man and his friends in life, love and sports!
Casey At The Bat is the work of the very talented Bob Glasscock who resides in NYC. You can read back issues and order Casey At The Bat volume 1 from his website, caseyatb.com.
Since writing this post, it has been confirmed that Looking has been canceled. A movie made for HBO is in the making to wrap up any loose ends – bummah.
Did you watch Season 2 of Looking – HBO’s half hour drama that traces the lives (and relationship) of three gay men who live in San Francisco. Last Sunday was Looking’s Season 2 finale and now according to an article in Towleroad, HBO may be canceling the program.
That would really be a shame because I felt like the series finally hit its stride this season. My frustrations with the three main characters were mollified in season 2, and I really started to enjoy their individual story lines despite the 30 minute format which I think is too brief for a drama. Last week the NYT offered a great review of the second season in Mike Hale’s article, Authentic Characters Seeking Sex and Romance, and a Future on HBO.
What a bummer if HBO does indeed cancel Looking. Fortunately, I have Cucumber and Banana to look forward to starting on Logo-TV on April 13.
Later this week the Boston Underground Film Festival (BUFF) starts. The festival screens independent, provocative, and experimental films and videos that deliberately push the envelope in style, content, and form.
When: March 25-29, 2015
Where: Brattle Theatre, Harvard Square
BUFF Schedule: BUFF Screenings Schedule
BUFF Website: bostonunderground.org
Clearly Mother Nature is a harlot who has it bad for Old Man Winter. Since it is too cold to enjoy the outdoors, head inside on Sunday, March 29th from 12 pm – 5 pm and check out “Salon Sunday in SoWa” at 450 Harrison Avenue. More than 80 artist studios will be open for you to peruse.
More details are available on the SoWa Artist Guild Facebook page.