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Russian Government Cancels Country’s Only LGBT Film Festival

Russian Government Cancels Country’s Only LGBT Film Festival

Russia’s only film festival directly catering to the country’s LGBT festival is no more, courtesy of pressure from its government. Ready to enter its 13th year, Moscow Premiere, which features free screenings of controversial-in-Russia features, was given a letter from Moscow’s cultural committee explaining its funding had been pulled due to a “difficult economic situation”. Just

Interview: Michele Josue (Director – ‘Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine’)

Nearly 17 years ago, on the night of October 6, 1998, a 21-year-old man named Matthew Shephard was kidnapped, tortured and left to die in a remote area east of Laramie, Wyoming, for one simple reason: He was gay. For the public, “Matthew Shepard” became the face of a civil rights movement, summoning the LGBT community and

Interview: Scott Gracheff (Director) & Alice Hoagland (Subject) – ‘The Rugby Player’

‘The Rugby Player’ is an uplifting and stereotype-shattering documentary that tells the story of a mother, a son, and what it takes to be a hero. The film explores the lives of Mark Bingham, one of the passengers on United Flight 93 on 9/11, and his mother, Alice Hoagland, a former United Airlines flight attendant.

THE RUGBY PLAYER, Film Honoring Life of United Flight 93 Hero Mark Bingham and His Mother Alice Hoagland, Champion of LGBT Rights and Airline Safety, To Make New York Premiere at NewFest 25th Anniversary on Sept. 11, 2013

Winner of the HBO© Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2013 Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, THE RUGBY PLAYER, which explores the unique bond between Mark Bingham, one of the passengers of United Flight 93 on 9/11, and his mother, Alice Hoagland, a former United Airlines flight attendant, makes its New York premiere

Capsule Review: ‘Turtle Hill, Brooklyn’

Review: ‘Turtle Hill, Brooklyn’ Director by Ryan Gielen Writers by Brian W. Seibert, Ricardo Valdez Staring Brian W. Seibert, Ricardo Valdez, Joie Bauer “Everybody lies to everybody else about everything,” says a supporting character early in ‘Turtle Hill, Brooklyn’, a micro budget indie feature directed by Ryan Gielen and written by Brian W. Seibert and

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