“Bearcity 2″ may be about Bears, but it’s one of the best romantic comedies to come out in years By Steve V. Rodriguez

These days I usually ignore romantic comedy films, even though I was a fan of the genre back in the day. Remember films like “Seems Like Old Times” with Goldie Hawn, and “Love Actually” with that all star cast? Those were the days when the writing was not contrived and cliche, and the acting was […] Click to read more »

“Wildness” will lure you into the culmination of opposing worlds behind the doors of Silver Platter

Wu Tsang’s new documentary, “Wildness” introduces the audience to the bar and world of, Silver Platter, in the area known as MacArther Park, in Los Angeles. Under one roof we are introduced to the owners, the Latin transgendered  community and a performance based group who throw a weekly party  called, Wildness. Together these different worlds […] Click to read more »

“Searching For Sugar Man” is an extraordinary story about the artist you never heard of known as Rodriguez – UPDATE: NOMINATED FOR ACADEMY AWARD!

True talent does finally rise to the surface in Malik Bendjelloul’s  extraordinary documentary, “Searching for Sugar Man”, which is now nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary!  Chances are you have never  heard of the late 60’s/early 70’s recording artist, Rodriguez, correct? Well that’s because his career was squashed by his label after only […] Click to read more »

LA’s Outfest Celebrates 30 Years With Progressive and Quirky Films by Kevin M.Thomas

A cavalcade of diversity brings fresh life to Outfest, Los Angeles’s Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, celebrating its 30th anniversary July 12-22, 2012. The festival has been a staple in LA for quite some time, offering progressive films along side pioneering productions for the GLBT community. This year, several of the standout films have already had successful […] Click to read more »

ABFF gives Black filmmakers, actors and producers a necessary platform outside of Hollywood by Myrdith Leon-McCormack

Jeff Friday has done it again. This year marks the 16th anniversary of the American Black Film Festival in Miami, Florida, brought to you by his company, Film Life. In 2001 CEO, Jeff Friday, founded Film Life, Inc and a year later, he acquired the rights to The Acapulco Black Film Festival. He moved it […] Click to read more »

Cedar Lake fuses dance, fashion, visual arts and music for an electrifying performance Photos by Carlton Jones

Cedar Lake presented it’s latest installation project June 20th thorugh June 22 in New York City. Progressive Pulse correspondent, Carlton Jones was on hand to shoot images from this superb performance. The  installation was a tantalizing mix from the worlds of dance, fashion, visual arts and music, led by Cedar Lake Artistic Director, Benoit-Swan Pouffer. […] Click to read more »

A Real and Explicit Look at “Love” Comes to Outfest: An Interview with Director/Writer Travis Mathews by Kevin M. Thomas

“I Want Your Love” is so honest and raw that it seems like it’s actually real. The characters are named after the actors. And most of the actors have had little or no experience – perrhaps a few of them have been performance artists. It’s this fresh take on filmmaking that has made “I Want […] Click to read more »

Two fresh gay themed shows in time for San Francisco Pride: “Slipping” and “Lips Together, Teeth Apart”

Kevin M. Thomas brings us two new progressive theater options in San Francisco, both at the New Conservatory Theatre Center. “Lips Together, Teeth Apart” was written by Terrence McNally and tells the story of two straight couples who find themselves on the gay inhabited destination known as Fire Island.  While “Slipping” is a four character play […] Click to read more »

San Francisco’s LGBT Frameline Film Fest Has Plenty To See by Kevin M. Thomas

  It wouldn’t be fair to provide a Top Ten list of films from this year’s Frameline 36, the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival. After all, I haven’t seen all 217 films (but at the moment, I have screened 57…not bad). Perhaps the opening night film “Vito” or the closing “Cloudburst” would be among my […] Click to read more »