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 »

The Coming of Age Film, THE WAY HE LOOKS, is in line with the Next Wave of Gay Cinema that Focuses Less on Sexual Orientation, than with a Solid Storyline By Steve V. Rodriguez

From Brazil comes this sweet film that looks at three angst ridden teens in high school, who are all trying to fit in. What makes it different is director, Daniel Ribeiro’s approach to not have his actors over act, or fall into a campier method of writing a la ‘Glee’ or ‘G.B.F.’. The latter really […] Click to read more »

Tranny or Drag, and Gay Male Porn by a Woman: Just a Day in the Lives of Two of SF’s “Local Legends” by Kevin M. Thomas

   What happens when you sit down with two local legends in the hopes to learn more about them and their short films in the Frameline’s 38th Annual LGBT Film Festival? Well a lot of laughs and then a whole bunch of information. Their shorts are part of a collection called “Local Legends” and screens […] Click to read more »

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 »

Award Winning Documentary About Love & Acceptance Has Special Screening This Sunday in SF by Kevin M. Thomas

The emotionally driven documentary “Bridegroom” screens for the first time outside of the Frameline Film Festival this Sunday, April 13 at 11am at San Francisco’s Opera Plaza Cinema. Tickets are only $10 online and $12 at the door – and prizes to be given away. I’ve written about this film numerous times over the past […] Click to read more »

Film Festival Hit “Test” Has Several Screenings From SF to LA to NY in the Coming Weeks by Kevin M. Thomas

Progressive Pulse caught up with director Chris Mason Johnson and star Scott Marlowe just before their screening of their film “Test,” which was one of the best movies from last year’s Frameline Film Festival, “Test,” is opening for a limited theatrical run June 6 in the Bay Area and June 13 in Los Angeles and New […] 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 »

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 »

LA’s OutFest has good mix of the old and the new by Kevin M. Thomas

A lot of this year’s OutFest gay and lesbian film festival echoes a lot of what San Francisco’s Frameline festival offered with the addition of several new entries and the return of some classics. The festival runs July 7-17 in theatres throughout Los Angeles. Here’s a brief look at some of Frameline’s best, which will also be highlights at OutFest. […] Click to read more »