Tag Archives: LGBT Cinema

B2S's Friday Night Movie - WATCH "Parting Glances" (1986) Starring: Steve Buscemi

B2S’s Friday Night Movie – WATCH “Parting Glances” (1986) Starring: Steve Buscemi

Parting Glances (1986) takes a 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. It was also one of the first American films to address the AIDS pandemic. 

As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert’s departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert’s true motives for leaving while dealing with their circle of eccentric friends, including Nick, who is living with AIDS.

Parting Glances gave Steve Buscemi his first major movie role. “It is to both his and the film’s credit,” wrote Janet Maslin in her New York Times review, “that the anguish of AIDS is presented as part of a larger social fabric, understood in context, and never in a maudlin light.

Gay History Month: WATCH “The Lavender Lens: A Hundred Years of Celluloid Queers” – Video

In David Johnson’s The Lavender Lens: 100 Years of Celluloid Queers, we see gay characters haunting the corners of the film frame.

“An enticing compilation” Richard Corliss. Time magazine: “Rare archival film footage unseen in decades and a very high camp sensibility.”- “Funnier and Smarter than “Celluloid Closet

An amazing assortment of film clips from silent film to the 1990’s that document our history on the screen.

Recently Discovered Lost BBC Tape Proves Sean Connery Kissed The First Man On Television In 1960

The Toronto Sun has has reported that researchers have found lost footage of Sean Connery kissing another actor in what is thought to be the first televised male-to-male kiss.

In the 1960 BBC television program “The Sunday Night Play” Twentieth Century Theatre’s production of “Colombe” Connery kisses on the lips Richard Pasco, who plays his brother. Connery’s character believes his sibling is having an affair with his wife and kisses him in a bid to understand why she has picked him as her lover. 

The teleplay was based on the original Broadway production of the play “Mademoiselle Colombe” by Jean Anouilh which opened at the Longacre Theatre on January 6, 1954 and ran for 61 performances.

Back2Stonewall.com LGBT Cult Cinema: Sunset Blvd. (1950) – Watch The Complete Video!

Back2Stonewall.com presents the absolutely brilliant 1950 film noir and gay cult classic directed by Billy Wilder and starring Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond!

To see the rest of Sunset Blvd. Just click READ MORE below to expand the page!

*This post is dedicated to the extremely talented, handsome, and amazing Go Cheeks Go!

LGBT Cinema Coming Atrractions: Watch The Trailer For "The Green" Starring: Cheyenne Jackson and Jason Butler Harner

Written and directed by Steven Williford and produced by Molly Pearson and Paul Marcarelli “The Green” described as “a tense, intimate drama about a gay teacher (Harner) at an elite private school accused of misconduct with a male student,” the cast features Jackson as Harner’s lover with Illeana Douglas as their best friend, Julia Ormond as the lawyer who defends Harner and newcomer Chris Bert as the student.

WATCH – "Death In Venice" (1971) Directed by Luchino Visconti and Starring Dirk Bogarde – Back2Stonewall’s Friday Night Movie

Back2Stonewall.com presents Luchino Visconti’s classic interpretation of the Thomas Mann’s novella “Death In Venice”.   Dirk Bogarde plays the ageing composer who reassesses his life when his eyes alight on a beautiful teenage boy

Based on German writer Thomas Mann’s renowned 1912 novella, Luchino Visconti’s film is a stately, majestic work starring a 50-year-old Dirk Bogarde as German composer Gustav Von Aschenbach (a character some suppose to be based on Gustav Mahler, whose music provides the film’s score).

*Watch the FULL MOVIE “Death In Venice” online streaming here at Back2Stonewall.com after the jump.  (Click “READ MORE” below)

Back2Stonewall’s Saturday Night Movie – Straight Acting (2005) – 57 Minutes

Straight Acting is a 2005 documentary by filmmaker Spencer Windes about his journey from closeted Mormon missionary into an openly gay man, through involvement in the subculture of gays who play contact sports.
The Washington Blade:

Windes’ well-meaning and sweet film…. …the film’s empowering portrayal of gay men make it worthwhile.

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WATCH "Out In Silence" Directed by Joe Wilson – The Full Documentary- (53 Minutes)

Out in the Silence captures the remarkable chain of events that unfold when the announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson’s wedding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small Pennsylvania hometown.  Drawn back by a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being tormented at school, Wilson’s journey dramatically illustrates the universal challenges of being an outsider in a conservative environment and the transformation that is possible when those who have long been constrained by a traditional code of silence summon the courage to break it.

 
*Out in Silence is made available here through HULU and can unfortunatly only be viewed within the United States.  After the outrageous hatred and bigotry shown in the documentary and which recently happened in Coudersport, Pennsylvania as reported on Back2Stonewall.com  I feel that it is important that this documentary be watched.  Being hosted through Hulu with embed HTML codes included to the best of my knoiwledge means that sharing this important LGBT documentary video is acceptable and that no copyright infringement is intended. 

Back2Stonewall’s Saturday Night Short Movie – Will & Right: Religion, Politics and Gay Marriage (2008)

On February 24th, 2004 President George W. Bush announced his support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Three days later in response to the President’s words and inspired by events in Massachusetts, Village of New Paltz Mayor, Jason West, began solemnizing same-sex marriages in Upstate NY. Will & Right takes a deeper look into those fighting for equality and the effects it has on individuals, family values and the nation