Sign in. R min Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi. In a dystopian, polluted right wing religious tyranny, a young woman is put in sexual slavery on account of her now rare fertility.
Movies teach us how to be. We learn morals, ethical lessons, how to interact with others, how to fall in and out of love. And we learn from movies how to view others—and how to view ourselves.
In the coming weeks, three independently made low-budget films that deal matter-of-factly with the homosexuality of their central characters will be released. Kardish noted that the matter-of-fact approach to being gay was especially noteworthy within the context of the macho Hispanic culture. The central plot deals with the place of Pakistanis in contemporary British life and the race and class conflicts that are the result.
Buoyed by recent box-office successes, small and large companies alike have been releasing gay- and lesbian-themed films into the marketplace at the rate of two or three a month--a trend that would have been difficult to foresee just a decade ago. The receipts, often based on modest investments, have encouraged financiers to be more receptive to gay- and lesbian-themed projects. Most are low-budget--independently made and distributed--and aimed primarily at the target audience.
Parting Glances is an American film shot in and released in With its realistic look at urban gay life in the Ronald Reagan era and at the height of the AIDS crisis, many film critics consider it an important film in the history of gay cinema. The story revolves around a gay male couple, Robert and Michael, in their late 20s, living in New York City.
So many gays on screen over the years, so little satisfaction--until now. In the coming weeks, three independently made low-budget films that deal matter-of-factly with the homosexuality of their central characters will be released. In the past, the typical movie industry version of the ''gay film'' had a story line ''that attempted to justify the gay lifestyle for straight audiences rather that take it for granted,'' observes Cinecom executive Ira Deutschman.
Ruby moderated a panel on the subject at Sundance that year. I had already handled a number of gay-themed films earlier in my distribution career, so I was aware that gay audiences were a loyal part of the art film audience. My job was a combination of co-op advertising, media buying and promotion.
Special thanks to New Words Bookstore and We Think the World of You Bookstore for their assistance in collecting extensive information that was critical to the production of this educational resource. It includes a variety of resources to help students and teachers locate gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender inclusive materials. This list is by no means complete; new and useful books and videos are coming on the market every day.
Cinecom is a media business located in Maasmechelen, Belgium. The company is most famous for their filmmaking educational show on Youtube. The tutorial videos cover all aspects of filmmaking, but their most popular work is done in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Somehow, they tend to be stuffy, grandiloquent affairs that warrant a great big yawn — and they turn me off. A sort of forbidden romance that one character sees as the love of his life while the other tosses it aside as the folly of youth, I was moved by the frank depiction of gay love as a tender yet treacherous battlefield, no different than any other love — measured by intensity, law, or social construct. For this, Maurice stands way ahead of its time, even today. He makes a move on social climbing classmate Clive Durham Hugh Grantwho surprisingly welcomes his advances.