Salvation Army

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


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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


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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

Silent Youth

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


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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


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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


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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

Love is Strange

Posted on November 27, 2014  | Filed Under New DVD Releases


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Synopsis:

After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and – victims of the relentless New York City real estate market – temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home.

While George moves in with two cops (Cheyenne Jackson and Manny Perez) who live down stairs, Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew (Darren Burrows), his wife (Marisa Tomei), and their temperamental teenage son (Charlie Tahan), with whom Ben shares a bunk bed. While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.


Year Produced: 2014
Directed By: Ira Sachs
Starring: Alfred Molina, John Lithgow, Maria Tomei
Language: English
Run Time: 94 min.
Rating: R

Boys

Posted on November 19, 2014  | Filed Under New DVD Releases


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Synopsis:

“Highly recommended!” — Cinemagazine

In this beautiful and uplifting gay romance, two teen track stars discover first love as they train for the biggest relay race of their young lives. Chiseled Dutch phenom Gijs Blom stars as Sieger, a thoughtful 15-year-old who grapples mightily with his emerging gayness. Equally handsome Ko Zandvliet co-stars as his love interest, the spirited and outgoing Marc. In their boyish summer courtship the two of them swim, bike, run — and share ice creams and kisses as they gradually find the courage to be vulnerable with one another. The romance between them unfolds with a palpable sense of longing — and an aching sequence of heartache as Sieger tries to fight the inevitable.

With its authentic and perfectly poignant tone Mischa Kamp’s Boys ranks as one of the most wholesomely romantic gay teen films ever and features an irresistible pop soundtrack.


Year Produced: 2014
Directed By: Mischa Kamp
Starring: Gijs Blom, Ko Zandvliet
Language: Dutch
Run Time: 78 min.
Rating: Not Rated

The Dark Place

Posted on November 18, 2014  | Filed Under New DVD Releases


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Synopsis:

From the creators of Judas Kiss, comes The Dark Place, a fast-paced mystery-thriller, starring Blaise Embry (Arizona Sky), Timo Descamps (Judas Kiss) & Sean Paul Lockhart (Judas Kiss).
Long estranged from his widowed mother, Keegan Dark (Blaise Embry) is blessed with the uncanny ability to remember his life in videographic detail. This is both a blessing and a curse, keeping him at odds with his family and loved ones.
Returning home with his boyfriend in tow to make amends with his mother, he’s shocked to discover she remarried. His family now includes a step-father and step-brother–and Keegan quickly surmises they aren’t up to any good.

His investigation into their past is derailed when his mother drops into a coma, his boyfriend seemingly leaves him and the town’s sheriff targets him as the most likely culprit. With allies scarce and time running out, Keegan must fight–and use his remarkable mind–to unravel the secrets that threaten to destroy him.


Year Produced: 2014
Directed By: Jody Wheeler
Starring: Blaise Embry, Sean Paul Lockhart, Timo Descamps
Language: English
Run Time: 89 min.
Rating: Not Rated

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