Tag Archives: Art and Film

Hooked: A new film about LGBT homeless youth

Photo Credit: Braden Summers www.BradenSummers.com

Photo Credit: Braden Summers http://www.BradenSummers.com

Last week I posted a video of Max Emerson – actor, writer, director and (my favorite) underwear model – doing an ab work out in the buff (watch it here).

You could say he was showing off his assets to raise money for a film called, Hooked, that focuses on LGBT homeless youth.   I’ve just made a personal donation of $50 to show my support for this project and I know it would mean the world to Max if you would help spread the word and provide a small donation too.

The IndieGoGo campaign has about one month left to raise money. You can learn more about Hooked, by visiting the project’s IndieGoGo campaign HERE.

Stonewall opens tonight

Stonewall Movie 2015STONEWALL is a drama about a fictional young man caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots.

The movie has created a lot of discussion in the LGBTQ community, including talks of a boycott.   The criticisms center around the film’s decision to remove several key roles of queer women of color and in particular a black transwoman who played a significant role in the real Stonewall riots.  Other leaders within the LGBTQ community, like Larry Kramer, have said that the fact the movie has been made is something to be proud of and to support.  Do you have plans to see this film which opens tonight?

Mean Girls: Wed., Sept. 30 in Davis Square

Mean Girls“The Welcoming Committee takeover of the Somerville Theater is so Fetch”, said no one ever, but that  won’t prevent this event from selling out.

TWC Back-to-School Mean Girls Screening – Davis Square
Wednesday, September 30th at 8PM

Join TWC when they takeover of the Somerville Theater in Davis Square on Wednesday, September 30th to watch a special showing of Mean Girls. Considering the day of the show, you know what color you best be wearing.

Boston Film Festival starts on Thursday, Sept. 17

Boston Film FestivalThe 31st annual Boston Film Festival starts this week on Thursday, September 17th and runs through Monday, September 21st. This year’s film festival spotlights two local features and five world premieres with shows in five different Boston venues.

To purchase tickets and for festival details visit www.bostonfilmfestival.org.

South End Open Studios Sept. 19-20, 2015

South End Open StudiosOnce a year, all the major art buildings in the South End are open to the public during USEA Open Studios; including Boston Center for the Arts, Laconia Lofts, SoWa Building at 450 Harrison Ave and studios on Wareham and Albany Streets.

Over 250 South End artists and craftsmen open their doors for you to peruse and purchase paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, glass works, metal works, ceramics and more. Come out and support our local arts scene this weekend. More details are available on the USEA website, useaboston.com.

Matt Damon returns for Bourne 5

moviesBourne 5 won’t be the name of the sequel set to open in 2016, but it remains untitled so it is the best I could do. The movie which is filming on location, attracted a bit of buzz this week after the producer, Frank Marshall, tweeted out this photo of Matt Damon, who is looking pretty buff.

According to IMDB, Julia Stiles returns (yay!) and the cast also includes Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel and Alicia Vikander, but let’s be frank – what we really want to see is some bad ass, shirtless scenes like the one photographed above with at least one completely unrealistic but still addicting chase scene.

California Independent Film Festival Sept 10-16

CAIFFI 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.