The Doc’s Are In: SF’s Frameline Film Fest’s Diversity Can Be Found in the Documentaries by Kevin M. Thomas

Frameline, the 39th annual LGBTQ film festival, has an eclectic mix of documentaries that explore topics from Hollywood icons to acceptance. Many were not available to screen in advance, but here are some highlights of films worth catching before the festival ends June 28. “Tab Hunter Confidential” is exactly what I look for in a documentary. […] Click to read more »

“Seeds of Time” is a Race Against the Effects of Global Warming Directing Our Focus to What Matters, The Seed By Steve V. Rodriguez

One hopes that we’re not still questioning whether or not global warming is a reality, but moving on to what can be done since many have proven it’s current effects on our beloved planet. In the new documentary, “Seeds of Time”, Academy Award nominated director, Sandy Mcleod follows one man, Cary Fowler as he tirelessly […] Click to read more »

“Bridgend”, the film speculates on a possible, yet horrifying conclusion that’s taken numerous young lives By Steve V. Rodriguez

“Bridgend”, the narrative film by Jeppe Ronde, not to be confused with the documentary by the same name by John Michael Williams,  recently played at the Tribeca Film Festival rounding out  a year for the festival filled with themes like addiction and the decline of society as we know it. In this case Ronde’s film […] Click to read more »

Meet Gennadiy, a Savior to the Children of Ukraine Who Live on the Streets Addicted to Drugs in the Documentary, Crocodile Gennadiy By Steve V. Rodriguez

The new documentary, “Crocodile Gennadiy” which premiered at the recent Tribeca Film Festival shows a gritty and heartbreaking profile of the current realities in the Ukraine relating to displaced children who live on the streets and are addicted to drugs. There’s one man who’s made it his mission to save these children,  his name is […] Click to read more »

A True “Find” at This Year’s Oscar Celebration by Frank D. Pond

Each Oscar season there is one category that I particularly love–the Documentaries.  Some of these movies are simply the best ones made each year but they do not get a wide release (or sometimes none at all).  At least, thanks to the Academy, we generally can see the 5 films that the nominating committee found […] Click to read more »

A True Pioneer in Gay History, James Broughton Embodied Artistic Integrity and Advocated “Big Joy”

Recent documentaries pertaining to the LGBT community, like “I Always Said Yes: The Many Lives of Wakefield Poole”, “Folsom Forever” about the origins of the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco, and now “Big Joy” shed a light on those original artists and pioneers. These artists helped create the frameworks for the LGBT community,  and […] Click to read more »

Greg Louganis Tells Us Of Life After the Olympics As He Preps for Outfest by Kevin M. Thomas

Making a documentary about someone who has spent most of his life in the public eye isn’t easy. One would think we knew all there is about Greg Louganis. And we’d be wrong. I had the great honor to screen the movie “Back on Board: Greg Louganis” when it was in San Francisco for Frameline, […] Click to read more »

A Reform School for Kids that Uses Christianity to Attract the Parents, but it’s the Abuse that is Uncovered in “Kidnapped For Christ”

Produced by Lance Bass and directed by Kate S. Logan, “Kidnapped for Christ” plays out like a mystery/drama as a young Evangelical Filmmaker, Logan travels to a Christian Dominican Republic school to film what she believes is a positive behavioral modification program for ‘troubled teens’ but quickly discovers the shocking secrets of what is really occurring […] Click to read more »

Government Labeled “Faggot” Shares His Life Long Fight For Equality & Love in Outfest Interview by Kevin M. Thomas

Tony Sullivan’s story is one that is hard to believe. If he were straight, he would have had a fairy tale love story that was free of prejudice and a 40 year fight with the American legal system. Sullivan, half of a beautiful couple with his partner Richard Adams, has spent most of his life […] Click to read more »

“Folsom Forever” Finds Its Way Home to Frameline Film Festival by Kevin M. Thomas

“Folsom Forever,” the documentary chronicling the history of the world’s largest street fair, makes its way home and will screen June 22 as part of the 38th annual Frameline Film Festival. The film offers more depth and history than one would expect of a film that deals with kink, bondage and fetish interests within the […] Click to read more »