“1981 was a big year. That is when everything changed”
October is Gay History Month and 2011 marks 30 years since the mysterious “gay cancer” otherwise known as AIDS was first reported in the gay community.
Director David Weissman brings us “We Are Here: The AIDS Years In San Francisco” which revisits the voices and the history of a lost generation by following five subjects—a florist, a nurse, an artist, an activist and a volunteer counselor—who share their stories of being in the throes of a catastrophe that the film aptly refers to as a “war zone.”
It’s impossible for a single film to capture the gay history of the late 70’s and early 80’s and the devastation brought by AIDS, but Weissman’s documentary is a powerful historical achievement, focusing on the arrival, explosion and devastation of AIDS in San Francisco.
Using archive footage, home movies, and the AIDS generation survivors memories it makes a powerful statement of historical rootedness the gay community and offers a intergenerational understanding of both personal queer history as well as political history of that lost generation. There is not a hint of mawkishness, self-pity or self-congratulation. and armed with just their voices, wit, humor and memories, the film’s interviewees bring light, wisdom, and heartbreak with their stories of a time and a generation that must be remembered.
A DEFINATE MUST SEE!
We Were Hereis now playing in limited release at select theaters . Check your local theatre listing or go to WeWereHereFilm.com for and upcoming release dates and locations
All week the right wing and and tea party has been hyping and spinning the movie Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 as the little Tea Party manifesto movie that could but after its second weekend in release the box office numbers officially proves it can’t and is a bona fide BOMB!
Even despite the fact that Atlas Shrugged expanded from its original release count of 299 Theatres to over 465 Theatres in its second week, Its weekend Box Office fell a whopping -47.9% percent not even breaking a million dollars with a paltry second weekend box office of $879,000 and a 2 week gross of only $3,094,000.
Atlas Shrugged Part 1 cost 20 Million dollars to make and will not even come halfway close to breaking even by the end of its theatrical run.
Looks like the Goverment budget deficit isn’t the only thing the Tea Party has to worry about now and all you tea baggers out there better not hold your breath waiting for Part 2 to be made.
From the dawn of the sexual revolution comes the outrageous and true story of 1970s gay porn icon the late Jack Wrangler and how Jack rose to become a major brand name in adult entertainment, as well as a hero to the newly liberated gay population, only to cross over to straight movies and fall in love with famous vocalist Margaret Whiting
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Filmed in the mid-to-late 1980s, “Paris Is Burning” chronicles the ball culture of New York City and the African American, Latino gay and transgender community involved in it. Many consider “Paris Is Burning” to be an invaluable documentary of the end of the “Golden Age” of New York City drag balls, as well as a thoughtful exploration of race, class, and gender in America
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Eric Roberts must REALLY be in some desperate need for money because he’s star of the NEW low-budget made-for-TV movie from B-movie king Roger Corman that’s coming out on NBC’s SyFy Channel sometime this year!
Well, on the bright side at least it doesn’t have Dean Cain in it.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that former 80s teen pop sensations Debbie Gibson and Tiffany have been cast opposite each other in a Syfy original movie “Mega Python vs. Gatoroid” ( I wonder who plays which? Only kidding!)
“Mega Python vs. Gatoroid” will feature Gibson as a fanatical animal-rights activist who frees illegally imported exotic snakes from pet stores and releases them into the Everglades – where they then morph into super-sized menaces – while Tiffany will portray an over-enthusiastic park ranger out to save endangered alligators. The pair, who used to battle it out on the charts, have starred in Syfy productions before, but this film marks the first time they will appear together.
Well I suppose it’s either this or the Lifetime Channel after all. In twenty five years from now Lady Gaga will probably be doing the same thing. She would be perfect for SyFy.