Salvation Army

Posted on January 15, 2015  | Filed Under New DVD Releases | Comments Off


DVD Wolfe Price: $19.95 Available: March 31, 2015

Synopsis:

Abdellah is a young gay man navigating the sexual, racial and political climate of Morocco. Growing up in a large family in a working-class neighborhood, Abdellah is caught between a distant father, an authoritarian mother, an older brother whom he adores and a handful of predatory older men, in a society that denies his homosexuality.  As a college student, Abdellah moves to Geneva and while faced with the new possibilities of freedom, he grapples with the loss of his homeland.

SALVATION ARMY, the directorial debut for Abdellah Taïa – an acclaimed Moroccan and Arab writer – is adapted from his novel of the same name. Taïa is the first writer of his descent to speak out openly about his homosexuality.


Year Produced: 2013
Directed By: Abdellah Taïa
Starring: Abdelhak Swilah, Amine Ennaji, Karim Ait M’Hand, Malika El Hamaoui, Said Mrini
Language: Arabic & French
Run Time: 81 min.
Rating: Not Rated

The Circle

Posted on January 14, 2015  | Filed Under New DVD Releases | Comments Off


DVD Wolfe Price: $19.95 Available: March 31, 2015

Synopsis:

WINNER: Teddy Award & Panorama Audience Award, 2014 Berlin Film Festival

A gorgeous dramatization of gay lovers Ernst and Robi who meet in Zurich in 1958 against the backdrop of “The Circle” (the pioneering gay organization and internationally renowned underground club), this award-winning drama also showcases the true story of Ernst and Robi, featuring interviews with the men (now in their 80s) along with stunning archival images and fascinating research into this incredible era in gay history. Starring Matthias Hungerbuhler and Sven Schelker as Ernst and Robi.

SPECIAL NOTE ON THIS FILM: OUTFEST GRAND JURY STATEMENT:

“The Jury’s selection is a film that redefines the form of documentary filmmaking. With seamless integration of fiction and nonfiction, it elevates the craft of storytelling to new emotional heights. For its innovative techniques in overcoming the unique challenges of telling the little known history of a courageous pre-WWII underground gay movement, the 2014 Outfest Grand Jury Award for Outstanding Documentary Feature Film goes to THE CIRCLE (DER KREIS) directed by Stefan Haupt.”


Year Produced: 2014
Directed By: Stefan Haupt
Starring: Anatole Taubman, Antoine Monot Jr., Marianne Sägebrecht, Matthias Hungerbühler, Sven Schelker
Language: Swiss German
Run Time: 102 min.
Rating: No Rating Available

Petra Clever (director, Happy End)

Posted on January 7, 2015  | Filed Under VIP Q Movie Pick | Leave a Comment

Petra Clever

“My favorite LGBT film is: Oh, that’s difficult, there are so many great films. I think When Night is Falling was a very special experience for me. They showed it in a really big cinema in Cologne — at a time when most LGBT films you had to hunt for on VHS under the counter! I was fascinated by the mind-blowing pictures and the playfulness of Patricia Rozema telling this story, and by the strength of the characters. Also I worshiped the way Jamie Babbitt took on LGBT issues in But I’m a Cheerleader. The film is so well observed and so funny, all wrapped in this bon bon world — and the true emotions are pointed out in such a tender way.”

Discover Petra’s new lesbian feature, Happy End — available now on DVD and digital! Watch the trailer and then rent or own on digital now — available worldwide!

Juliet Bashore (director, Kamikaze Hearts)

Posted on January 5, 2015  | Filed Under VIP Q Movie Pick | Leave a Comment

Juliet Bashore

“My favorite LGBT film might just be Monika Treut’s The Virgin Machine (Die Jungfraumachine) — and not just because it’s a great film, and not just because of how it epitomizes that time, the late ’80s; but because it’s also got one of my favorite all-time performance artist/actresses in it: Shelly Mars. If you don’t know about this woman — who has traveled the long road from Drag King to Homo Bonobo — now is the time to find out!”

Check out Juliet’s amazing lesbian classic, Kamikaze Hearts — available for the first time on digital from WolfeOnDemand. Watch the trailer and then rent or own on digital now — available worldwide!

Mary Guzman (director, Desi’s Looking for a New Girl)

Posted on January 5, 2015  | Filed Under VIP Q Movie Pick | Leave a Comment

Mary Guzman

“My first, was Donna Deitch’s Desert Hearts because it mattered. It mattered to me coming out; it mattered to me as a butch. Now as a filmmaker, I would have to choose Dee ReesPariah and Anna Margarita Albelo’s Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf? The opening of Pariah made me say out loud, “THIS is how you start a movie.” And the black and white images in Who’s Afraid I play over and over in my head; Guinevere Turner was perfect. These filmmakers dropped me into an amazing filmic world they created and I thank them for it.”

Discover Mary’s modern lesbian classic, Desi’s Looking for a New Girl — available for the first time on digital from WolfeOnDemand. Watch the trailer and then rent or own on digital now — available worldwide!

Silent Youth

Posted on December 24, 2014  | Filed Under New DVD Releases | Comments Off


DVD Wolfe Price: $19.95 Available: January 15, 2015

Synopsis:

SILENT YOUTH is a poetic coming-out story that unfolds when two boys bump into each other on the streets of Berlin, unaware that a casual sequence of events will change their lives drastically. After a brief exchange, Marlo can’t resist his immediate attraction to Kirill and starts following him through the city. Soon they begin to amiably wander together, and a strange and subtle relationship begins to brew between them, becoming more confusing the more Kirill exposes about himself.

SILENT YOUTH centers on those oft-forgotten moments when falling in love, from the first approach to awkwardly sitting across from each other not knowing what to say.


Year Produced: 2014
Directed By: Diemo Kemmesies
Starring: Josef Mattes, Linda Schuele, Martin Bruchmann, Mathias Neubert
Language: German
Run Time: 73 min.
Rating: Not Rated

The Way He Looks

Posted on December 23, 2014  | Filed Under New DVD Releases | Comments Off


DVD Wolfe Price: $19.95 Available: March 17, 2015
BLURAY Wolfe Price: $24.95 Available: March 17, 2015

Synopsis:

Set against the music of Belle and Sebastian, Daniel Ribeiro’s coming of age tale THE WAY HE LOOKS is a fun and tender story about friendship and the complications of young love. Leo is a blind teenager who’s fed up with his overprotective mother and the bullies at school. Looking to assert his independence, he decides to study abroad to the dismay of his best friend, Giovana.

When Gabriel, the new kid in town, teams with Leo on a school project, new feelings blossom in him that make him reconsider his plans. Meanwhile, Giovana, grows jealous of this new found companionship as tensions mount between her and Leo.


Year Produced: 2014
Directed By: Daniel Ribeiro
Starring: Fabio Audi, Ghilherme Lobo, Tess Amorim
Language: Portuguese
Run Time: 96 min.
Rating: Not Rated

Lilting

Posted on December 5, 2014  | Filed Under New DVD Releases | Comments Off


DVD Wolfe Price: $19.95 Available: February 10, 2015

Synopsis:

A prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival, LILTING finds acclaimed actors Ben Whishaw (SKYFALL) and Cheng Pei Pei (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON) connecting through a translator who helps them figure out the shared bond between them and how to recuperate from loss. A touching and at times amusing look at the ways we communicate when we don’t share a common language, but share a common love. LILTING is a tale of healing and understanding.


Year Produced: 2014
Directed By: Hong Khaou
Starring: Ben Wishaw
Language: English and Mandarin
Run Time: 86 min.
Rating: Not Rated

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