The stars of the hot new lesbian romantic drama BLOOMINGTON — Sarah Stouffer and Alison McAtee — at last night’s L.A. DVD release party!
Click thru to watch the BLOOMINGTON trailer and order your copy now from WolfeVideo.com or ask for it at fine retailers everywhere!
Monday Night’s big Sundance Queer Lounge party in Park City, Utah drew more than 800 attendees. Presented by the Queer Lounge and co-sponsored by Wolfe Video, the party was one of several LGBT events at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, always a hot spot for queer cinema. Wolfe CEO/Founder Kathy Wolfe and President Maria Lynn are pictured above enjoying the celebration. Stay tuned for the QMovieBlog overview of this year’s festival — with all kinds of tips on what to look for in the year ahead!
Come on out for an exciting screening of writer-director Nicole Conn‘s exciting new lesbian drama ELENA UNDONE as part of this year’s Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Project WOMEN IN THE ARTS event in Desert Hot Springs, CA. The Women in the Arts weekend is a 3-day celebration (November 5, 6 & 7) of women artists in theatre, film, music, literature and visual arts. The event features dozens of attending artists and writers — plus a special performance by the legendary Janis Ian. ELENA UNDONE screens on Friday, November 5th at 8pm and will be followed by a post-screening Q&A featuring the cast and crew. Click for complete schedule and ticket details.
On the evening of September 19th, the board of Fresno’s Reel Pride Film Festival (September 15-19) will present the Reel Pride Achievement Award in Queer Cinema to Kathy Wolfe and Maria Lynn of Wolfe Video in honor of the company’s 25th anniversary year.
When founder Kathy Wolfe describes the origins of Wolfe Video, she credits an early Frameline screening of the landmark documentary Word Is Out as her catalyst. The message she took out of the theatre that night — about being out and proud and actively working to improve lesbian and gay lives — resulted in the birth of Wolfe Video.
From the beginning twenty-five years ago, Wolfe has evolved into the largest exclusive distributor of gay and lesbian films. The company’s films are now reaching viewers via film festivals, theatrical and non-theatrical releasing, broadcast, DVD, and digital delivery.
Launched in 1985 on the eve of the “Gay New Wave,” which included the theatrical releases of classics like Desert Hearts and Parting Glances, this Northern California company began by producing short lesbian videos. When Maria Lynn, Wolfe’s current President, came aboard, her extraordinary business sense paved the way for the team’s skyrocketing success. They company’s first big break came from the support of Lily Tomlin, who chose Wolfe to distribute her entire catalog of performance works. With Tomlin’s films, Wolfe built a loyal customer base for their mail order distribution business.
Wolfe’s popular library of titles includes award-winning Reel Pride favorites like Big Eden, Claire of the Moon, Loving Annabelle, Were The World Mine, Itty bitty Titty Committee, and Brother To Brother. This tradition of excellence continues this year with the stunning Peruvian feature and Closing Night film titled Undertow (Contracorriente), one of Wolfe’s newest acquisitions among hundreds of other features, documentaries and shorts.
Get your tickets and find complete details for Fresno Reel Pride.
Philadelphia’s LGBT Film Festival, QFest will honor Wolfe Founder and CEO Kathy Wolfe with this year’s Barbara Gittings Award in honor of Wolfe’s groundbreaking work in LGBT film distribution. The award presentation will be made on Saturday, July 10th at the 4:45pm screening of Wolfe’s MY NORMAL at the Ritz East 2 Theater, Philadelphia, PA.
Here’s a nice little excerpt from the festival program note:
“As a small child, Kathy Wolfe’s fascination with her mother’s 8mm movie camera landed her the role of the Wolfe family archivist. Little did she know that these fledging attempts at filmmaking would sustain a successful career. She created a ground-breaking and respected company, Wolfe Video where she is the CEO.
But let’s back up. In 1970, in her early twenties, Kathy and Bill Plate founded Arrow Graphics a specialty graphics services company based out of San Jose. A decade later the company employed 150 workers in five states. In 1981, intrigued by the availability of public access television programming, Kathy began to hone her skills as a videographer, producing and directing documentaries on a broad range of topics of interest to women. Realizing that there was a largely untapped audience of lesbians and gay men eager for affirmative images, in 1985, she founded Wolfe Video. What began, as a small mail order company twenty-five years ago, is now, the oldest and largest exclusive distributor of gay and lesbian films in North America.”
Read more at Philadelphia QFest 2010
All the girls came out last week for Wolfe’s San Francisco AND THEN CAME LOLA DVD Release Party at Orson Restaurant, Bar & Lounge. The evening was co-presented by Frameline & Curve Magazine. LOLA co-director Megan Siler is pictured above at the event with Wolfe President Maria Lynn and Director of E-Commerce Jenni Olson to the left; and Curve staffers Flo and Diana to the right.
AND THEN CAME LOLA is coming to fine retailers everywhere on May 18th. Watch the trailer or reserve your copy now at WolfeVideo.com!
See more event pictures here: AND THEN CAME LOLA DVD Release Party – Curve Magazine – Web Articles 2010.
Wolfe presents: The San Francisco DVD Release Party for AND THEN CAME LOLA on Thursday, May 13th from 7-10pm at Orson Restaurant, Bar & Lounge (508 4th St., San Francisco). Join filmmakers Megan Siler & Ellen Seidler for this festive evening celebrating the fabulously creative and sexy lesbian feature, AND THEN CAME LOLA — and you might even win a free copy of the DVD to take home! Co-presented by Frameline & Curve Magazine. AND THEN CAME LOLA is coming to fine retailers everywhere on May 18th. Watch the trailer or reserve your copy now at WolfeVideo.com!
Visit the official Facebook San Francisco DVD Release Party event page to RSVP now!
TRAINING RULES co-director Dee Mosbacher, NCLR’s Helen Carroll and Wolfe President Maria Lynn are pictured here at last month’s TRAINING RULES DVD Release Party at Orson restaurant. The party was co-presented by GoGetYourGirlOn.com, Curve Magazine and the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR).
Click thru for more photos of the Training Rules DVD Release Party on CurveMag.com.