Tag Archives: Art and Film

Trophy Boy: a short film

gay film, independent film

Have you heard about this gay short film (13-minutes) that centers on James (played by Emrhys Cooper)? It is definitely entertaining to watch. I’ve included a brief write up about the short film below along with a link to its Vimeo page and password. If you watch the film, let me know what you think.

About Trophy Boy: The film centers on James, a sexy, youthful sought-after Instagram star in high-society, and self-proclaimed “trophy” who gets dumped by his wealthy live-in benefactor just before turning 30. James quickly learns that the real world cares little for his Instagram “celebrity” as the world he’s so carefully cultivated online crashes head on with reality.

Watch Trophy Boy Here
Password: trophyboy

ICA and MFA are open and free to the public on Columbus Day

cultcha, ahts, ICA, institute of contemporary Art, MFA, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, bosartsDo you happen to have Columbus Day (Monday, October 8th) off? Many in Boston do but unfortunately, that is not the case for me. However, if I did have the day off, I’d be tempted to visit the Fall Open House at the MFA or head over to the Seaport and check out the Institute of Contemporary Art and their new annex “The Watershed” across the harbor. 

Both museums will be open on Columbus Day and are offering free admission all day. Hours of operation on Monday for both museums are 10AM – 5PM. Get out and soak up some cultcha at these local museums and bring your friends along.

King Legacy Night

Tickets are now on sale for King Legacy Night Gala that will take place on Tuesday, October 16th. This creative black-tie event is co-hosted by MLK Boston and the City of Boston to help support the design and the construction of a new memorial honoring the Boston legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King who met and lived here in Boston.

The best way to see the five remaining finalists proposed designs is by visiting the Boston Public Library in Copley Square or at the Bolling Building in Dudley Square, both available until October 16th. For more information about the new memorial that will be placed on the Boston Common click here.

For more information about this impressive new public art project and or to purchase tickets to this gala visit mlkboston.org.

ICA Watershed exhibit in East Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art BostonThis post is for all you culture-vultures looking for something new and different to take in and check out. The newly expanded ICA Watershed, which opened over the July 4th holiday in East Boston, is displaying two work by San Francisco artist, Diana Thater that use light and moving image projections.

Admission is free and the installation will be available for viewing through October 8th. For more information visit, the ICA website.

Sequel to the 90s gay flick “Trick” in the works

Christian Campbell, John Paul Pitoc and Tori SpellingYesterday Kenneth in the 212 shared that one of my favorite gay films, Trick, is planning a sequel just in time for its <gulp> 20th anniversary.

Trick was released in 1999 as an independent film that focused on the incredibly cute (and young) Christian Campbell and J.P. Pitoc and their misadventures one night in Manhattan. Both actors provided stellar performances  and the storyline is so enjoyable, but it’s Ms. Coco Peru’s predatory bathroom scene (see below) and Tori Spelling’s nervous breakdown at a diner that still make me laugh when I think about it. If you’ve never seen this film – definitely see if it is available on Netflix or Amazon.

MFA Boston presents Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

A.A. Milne, MFA BostonOne week from today on Thursday, August 9th Museum of Fine Arts members can reserve their passes to see the highly anticipated Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic. The member’s preview will run from September 16 -21 before opening to the public. For non-members who would like to see the exhibit, tickets to see the show can be reserved starting on August 30th.

This exhibition will trace the history and universal appeal of the classic Winnie-the-Pooh stories written by A. A. Milne and illustrated by E. H. Shepard through nearly 200 works drawn primarily from the archives of the Victoria and Albert Museum. The immersive display is intended to take visitors on a journey exploring how these stories have stood the test of time and continue to delight generations of readers around the world.

More information about the Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic.

Free outdoor summer movies in Boston

movies, kittySummer in Boston = free outdoor movies are playing nearly every night. Most movies start around dusk but for details about times and  locations check the links included for each showing. Outdoor summer movies can make for fun evenings with friends or a nice date night.

Thursday, July 5           Hocus Pocus in Revere at Kelly’s Roast Beef
Thursday, July 5            Artificial Intelligence at the Lawn on D
Friday, July 6                 Field of Dreams at Rowes Wharf
Saturday, July 7            The Lion King at the Prudential Center
Thursday, July 12         Faces Places (Visages Villages) at the MFA
Thursday, July 12         The Lion King in Revere at Reinstein Bandstand
Friday, July 13               The Lion King at Rowes Wharf
Friday, July 13               The Emoji Movie at Rowes Wharf
Saturday, July 14          SING! at the Prudential Center
Thursday, July 19         Back to the Future in Revere at Kelly’s Roast Beef
Friday, July 20              Splash at Rowes Wharf
Friday, July 20              Elf at the Hatch Shell
Saturday, July 21          Coco at the Prudential Center
Thursday, July 26        Coco in Revere at Reinstein Bandstand
Thursday, July 26        Lincoln at the Lawn on D
Friday, July 27              Wizard of Oz at Rowes Wharf
Friday July 27               Cars 3 at the Hatch Shell
Saturday, July 28         Wonder at the Prudential Center

Thursday, August 2    Moana in Revere at Kelly’s Roast Beef
Thursday, August 2    The Nut Job II at Town Field – Dorchester
Friday, July August 3 Breakfast at Tiffany’s at Rowes Wharf
Friday, August 3          Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle at the Hatch Shell
Saturday, August 4     The Incredibles at the Prudential Center
Monday August 6        Leap! at Fallon Playground – Rozzie
Wednesday, August 8The Lego Ninja Movie at Ronan Park Dorchester
Thursday, August 9    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind at the MFA
Thursday, August 9   Thor: Ragnarok in Revere at Reinstein Bandstand
Thursday, August 9    Paddington 2 at Doherty Playground, Charlestown
Friday, August 10       The Karate Kid at Rowes Wharf
Friday, August 10       Coco at the Hatch Shell
Saturday, August 11   Mulan at the Prudential Center
Monday, August 13     Peter Rabbit at Medal of Honor Park, Southie
Thursday, August 16  Sing! at Ramsay Park in Roxbury
Friday, August 17       Hook at Rowes Wharf
Friday, August 17       Beauty and the Beast at the Hatch Shell
Saturday, August 18  Tarzan at the Prudential Center
Monday, August 20   Despicable Me 3 at Hardiman Field Allston/Brighton
Tuesday, August 21   Cars 3 at Walker Playground in Mattapan
Tuesday, August 21   The Incredible Shrinking Man on the Greenway 
Tuesday, August 21   Revenge of the Creature on the Greenway
Thursday, August 23 Coco at Hynes Playground in W. Roxbury
Friday, August 24      Dr. No at Rowes Wharf
Friday, August 24      Thor: Ragnock at the Hatch Shell
Saturday, August 25  A Wrinkle in Time at the Prudential Center
Monday, August 27   Beauty and the Beast at Brophy Park – East Boston
Thursday, August 30 The Emoji Movie at Iacono Playground, Hyde Park
Friday, August 31       Out of Africa at Rowes Wharf

Friday, Sept. 7              Black Panther at the Frog Pond, Boston Common
Thursday, Sept. 13      The Wicker Man at the MFA
Friday, Sept. 21           Karate Kid at the Frog Pond, Boston Common