Tag Archives: Art and Film

Tom of Finland

Dome KarukoskiDome Karukoski’s stirring biopic follows the life of artist Touko Laaksonen who is best known as “Tom of Finland” from the trenches of WWII and repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Tom’s story mirrors the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem.

Tom of Finland opens in New York on October 13 and October 20 in both San Francisco and Los Angeles before expanding to select cities.

The Orinthologist is at The Brattle this weekend

independent film, lgbtq film, gay film

This past Spring Boston’s LGBTQ Film Festival a.k.a. Wicked Queer, showcased the Portuguese film, The Ornithologist. The film returns to the Boston area and will play at The Brattle Theatre starting Friday, Sept. 1st.

You can purchase your tickets from the Brattle online, here.

ABOUT THE ORNITHOLOGIST: Director João Pedro Rodrigues reimagines the myth of Saint Anthony of Padua as a modern-day parable of sexual and spiritual transcendence. On a bird-watching expedition in the remote wilderness, Fernando (Paul Hamy) capsizes and loses his bearings. His ensuing odyssey, both intensely physical and wildly metaphysical, involves sadistic Chinese pilgrims, a deaf-mute shepherd named Jesus, pagan tribes, Amazons on horseback, and a glorious variety of feathered friends.

Showtimes
Friday, September 1 at 9:00 PM
Saturday, September 2 at 9:00 PM
Sunday, September 3 at 12:30 PM
Monday, September 4 at 9:00 PM

Boy Culture: The Series

gay film

Boy Culture was originally released in the US in 2006

Earlier this week a friend and fellow blogger, Matthew Rettenmund, released a video promoting a new six-part series to boyculture.

Ten years later, the story picks up where it left off and will be told through six 15-minute stories, creating a feature-length, 90-minute story. Check out this video featuring Matthew (author) and Allan Brocka (director). If you like what you see you can learn more by visiting their kickstarter page: boyculture: the series.

Gay for Good Boston volunteering opportunities

I routinely publish volunteering opportunities from the Boston Chapter of Gay for Good. but recently realized it had been several months since I last gave this group a shout out.  G4G, as I like to refer to them, may be the perfect option for you if you’re looking to meet people or would like to volunteer but cannot commit to a particular charity. Each month, Gay For Good Boston selects a different non-profit to donate time for a community service project and they arrange all the logistics. There is no money required and anyone willing to give their time and energy are welcome, but note that most opportunities fill quickly.

Save the date for these upcoming volunteering projects by G4G:

  • Monday, August 21 – Boston Living Center
  • Saturday, September 9 – Emerald Necklace
  • Saturday, September 16 – Boston Harbor Islands
  • Saturday, October 14 – Boston Harbor Islands

If this sounds like a group you would like to learn more about, I encourage you to link here to join the organization. You will receive regular notifications about upcoming volunteering opportunities.

Join Gay for Good Boston

To learn more, e-mail them at gayforgood-boston@googlegroups.com.

Blade Runner 2049

Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Science FictionOne of Sergio’s favorite movies is the 1982 science fiction thriller Blade Runner. This October (thirty-five years later) Blade Runner 2049 will come to movie theaters. The new movie will include Harrison Ford who starred in the original film as well as Ryan Gosling and a host of other stars.

Below is a new movie trailer that was released yesterday on YouTube:Blade Runner 2049: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

Will you go see Blade Runner 2049?

The Princess Bride

Rob ReinerAre you bummed that tomorrow is Monday and you’ll have to go back to work? Tomorrow The Coolidge Theater will be showing one of the best spoofs ever made (IMHO), The Princess Bride.

The Princess Bride
The Coolidge Corner Theater
Monday, July 10th at 7PM
More Info Here

“My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!”

For those who may not be familiar with this 1980s Rob Reiner film, check out this ‘Honest Trailer’ of The Princess Bride.

Botticelli and the Search for the Divine at MFA Boston

bosarts, museum of fine arts boston, Have you heard? One of the most talked about exhibits in the U.S. opened at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston last month. The show, “Botticelli and the Search for the Divine,” opened in April and showcases valuable works from the Italian Renaissance master’s catalog, including a life-size “Venus” painting being displayed in America for the first time. 

Botticelli and the Search for the Divine
April 15 – July 9, 2017
Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The exhibition at the MFA features 24 paintings on loan from Italian museums, including the famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence as well as a painting from the MFA’s permanent collection, and two on loan from the Harvard and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums. The exhibit runs through July 9, 2017.