The Standout Doc: SF’s Frameline LGBT Film Fest Offers Insightful and Powerful Documentaries by Kevin M. Thomas

In addition to an array of great narrative features, the documentaries at Frameline 38, the annual LGBT Film Festival in San Francisco, offers some powerful and historic documentaries in the festival that runs through June 29. While a lot of the documentary films were not available to prescreen, here are some standouts – in order […] Click to read more »

Producer, Quincy Jones Helps Enlighten Us About a Living Jazz Legend You’ve Never Heard About in the New Documentary “Keep On Keepin’ On”

In the new documentary, “Keep On Keepin’ On, which opens Friday, September 19th in L.A. and October 3rd in New York, Producer Quincy Jones has aligned himself with documentarian and Jazz musician, Alan Hicks to tell a story about a living Jazz legend, Clark Terry. Terry not only mentored Miles Davis, but played trumpet in […] Click to read more »

The American Samoa Soccer Team Teaches Us Life Lessons of Perseverance and Commitment when Faced with Insurmountable Odds in “Next Goal Wins” By Steve V. Rodriguez

“Next Goal Wins” could not have premiered at a better location than the Tribeca Film Festival Drive-In outdoor theater in downtown New York, last weekend,  where audiences were treated to  beautiful sunsets of Spring, which paralleled the documentary’s story of hope and renewal of the human spirit. The true story of the American Samoa Soccer […] Click to read more »

“Folsom Forever” Unveils an Important History Lesson of a Misunderstood Culture and the Positive Impact it’s had on San Francisco By Steve V. Rodriguez

In Mike Skiff’s new documentary, “Folsom Forever”, audiences will learn not only about one of the largest street fairs in the country known as Folsom Street Fair, which has catered to the leather, kink and fetish communities for 30 years,  but they will obtain a history lesson about a fair that speaks to human rights […] Click to read more »

“The Man That Got Away” Musical Short May Be Leaving SF Soon But Has More Life With Judy Garland Ahead By Kevin M. Thomas

Trevor Anderson has been making the film festival circuit for about a year now with his 25 minute musical gem “The Man That Got Away.” The film plays in a series of shorts called “Something Real” during the Frameline LGBT Film Festival on Thursday, June 27 at 1:45pm at the Castro Theatre. Anderson tells us […] Click to read more »

The Truth About the New Documentary, “What’s The T?”

In his new documentary, Cecilio Asuncion asks the question, “What’s the T?” to a diverse pool of  transgendered women from New York to San Francisco, who are living their lives in everyday situations while pursuing their dreams. Watch the video interview below and see the film Friday at San Francisco, Frameline Film Festival. Visit: Whatsthetfilm.com 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 »

Gay Southern twin’s road to “Dollywood” is paved with emotions and prejudice by Kevin M. Thomas

I have made a new friend. Well, not a real life friend yet but steps better than a Facebook friend. Gary Lane truly shows his southern charm when we chatted about the movie “Hollywood to Dollywood” which played at this year’s OutFest in Los Angeles and will play next year at San Francisco’s Frameline LGBT […] Click to read more »

The Famous Florent After Hours Diner is Remembered in Documentary, “Florent: Queen of the Meat Market”

We’ve all heard wild and crazy stories of party life in New York City in the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s and one of those haunts was a fabulous after hours French diner called, Florent. On any given night you could find the lovable self-titled owner himself meeting and greeting his eclectic crowd which included every […] Click to read more »