The Watermelon Woman is a vital example of New Queer Cinema, but it’s more than a time capsule. Funny and smart, full of biting humor and astute observations about identity and history, Cheryl Dunye’s audacious, joyous debut feature captures the process of falling hopelessly in love with the movies.
Nothing seems hurried in The Great Museum, but there’s a momentum to the hushed activity it captures at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. During the two years director Johannes Holzhausen spent shooting this elegant observational documentary, both the Picture Gallery and the Kunstkammer, home to
Any Day Now is built on two certainties: Rudy Donatello (Alan Cumming) and Paul Fleiger (Garret Dillahunt) never question their ability to care for Marco (Isaac Leyva), a teenager with Down syndrome; and director/co-writer Travis Fine asserts that gay couples make excellent adoptive parents, even before it’s legal.
In a well-appointed country house in upstate New York, writer/director Brian Savelson carves out a Chekhovian landscape. Seth (Zach Gilford) has brought Andie (Jena Malone) there for the first time, expecting to use the quiet weekend to propose. He didn’t anticipate the arrival of his
Swedish documentary filmmaker Fredrik Gertten was in his Malmö office preparing for the premiere of Bananas!* at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival when he received a thick package of papers. Producer Margarete Jangård joined Gertten and they began reading the lengthy cease and desist