Tag Archives: Art and Film

King Cobra movie trailer released today

King Cobra, Brent CorriganKing Cobra which comes out next month is based on the early rise of gay porn headliner Sean Paul Lockhart a.k.a. Brent Corrigan. The movie trailer has just become available so I’ve posted it below to share.

According to its IMDB page the movie is about “Sean Paul Lockhart a.k.a. Brent Corrigan before his falling out with the producer, Stephen, played by Christian Slater who made him famous. When Sean decides he’d be better off a free agent, a cash-strapped pair of rival producers aim to cash in by any means possible.”

King Cobra has an impressive cast including James Franco, Christian Slater, Molly Ringwald, Alicia Silverstone Garrett Clayton and Keegan Allen. Look for King Cobra in theaters starting Friday, October 21st.

South End Open Studios is this weekend

south-end-open-studios-bostonIn 1986 a group of artists at the Boston Center for the Arts invited friends and neighbors into their studios to view their art. As more artists became interested in the event, the United South End Artists was formed, and the South End Open Studios weekend came into being.

Today the South End Open Studios includes a dozen studio buildings and more than 250 artists, encompassing all of Boston’s South End neighborhood. This year will mark their 30th anniversary so come over to the South End.

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival

berklee-beantown-jazz-festival-2016I don’t know how I missed this in my weekly post, “What’s Happening This Week” so I wanted to give the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival a shout out.

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival is free on Saturday, Sept. 24th

Billed as Boston’s biggest block party, this annual event is a free, outdoor concert that is worth checking out. The festival features jazz, Latin, blues, funk, and groove performances. The festival offers world-class music on three stages, phenomenal food and drink, arts, crafts, and unique gifts.

This year’s entertainment includes Al Jarreau, Marcus Santos Brazilian Drum Group and Dan Moretti. For more information on all the musicians who will be playing check out the Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival performance schedule.

berklee.edu/beantownjazz

The Pass starring Russell Tovey

LGBT filmFor all you Russell Tovey fans who miss seeing him on HBO’s Looking there is a new movie coming out where he plays a closeted gay footballer (that’s soccer for all of us here in the States). The film, The Passs, co-stars the very handsome Arinzé Kene.

The film takes on the story of a closeted player in three segments, one taking place every five years in the player’s life, as he grows from a teenager to an athlete  in the Champions League. Check out the new movie trailer.


I hope Boston’s gay film festival a.k.a., Wicked Queer Film Festival, March 30 – April 9, will include this in their line up.

Flicks on the lawn: Into the Woods, Wed. Aug 31

Into the Woods

Tomorrow evening the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in the South End hosts “Flicks on the Lawn” for the final time this summer and will be showing Into the Woods. Bring a picnic and a blanket to the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology located on the corner of Berkeley and Tremont Street.

The lawn opens at 6:00PM and the movie starts at dusk. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase; nonmember adults $5.00.

First Light: A decade of collecting at the ICA Boston

Paul Chan, 1st Light, 2005. Photograph by Jean Vong. © 2016 Paul Chan

Paul Chan, 1st Light, 2005. Photograph by Jean Vong. © 2016 Paul Chan

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its collection and signature waterfront building in the Seaport with the largest and most ambitious presentation of its collection to date.  

First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA
August 17, 2016 to January 16, 2017

This exhibition is organized by the ICA’s curatorial department under the leadership of Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator. First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA is on view from August 17, 2016 to January 16, 2017. During the first week of October, midway through the presentation, there will be a rotation of some of the sections (or “chapters”) enabling more of the collection to be showcased and new works and juxtapositions to be explored. 

Don’t forget that every Thursday from 5PM – 9PM admission to the ICA Boston is free to the public so if money is tight, you can still come by on a Thursday evening to see this special exhibit. 

 

Flicks on the lawn: The Martian, Wed., Aug 24

Matt DamonTomorrow evening the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in the South End hosts “Flicks on the Lawn” and will be showing The Martian, starring Matt DamonBring a picnic and a blanket to the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology located on the corner of Berkeley and Tremont Street.

The lawn opens at 6:00PM and the movie starts at dusk. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase; nonmember adults $5.00.