The Sum Of Us

Gay Essential Films To Watch, The Sum of Us

The Sum of Us was directed by Geoff Burton and Kevin Dowling. A screen adaptation of the play of the same name, it was released in 1994 and won several Australian Film Institute Awards, The film is both set and shot in Sydney Australia and stars Jack Thompson and Russell Crowe as father and son Harry and Jeff Mitchell.

Out Run

Film Review: Out Run at Outfest Fusion Film Festival

LadLad is the world’s first LGBT political party. Established and based in the Philippines, the party ran two unsuccessful campaigns for seats in their Congress – the first in 2010 and the second in 2013. That 2013 campaign is the subject of the 2016 documentary Out Run, which chronicles an entire year leading up to that election.

Nighthawks

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Nighthawks

Released in 1978, Nighthawks is the groundbreaking feature debut from Ron Peck. One of the first films to show what it was like to be openly gay in 1970s London , Nighthawks is the story of a man who must hide his true identity. Staring Ken Robertson, Tony Westrope and Rachel Nicholas James.

Far From Heaven

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Far From Heaven

Released in 2002, Far From Heaven was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. The film won a number of awards including the Black Reel Awards, Bodil Awards and Boston Society of Film Critics. Written and directed by Todd Haynes, Far From Heaven stars Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid and Dennis Haysbert. The film was mainly shot in New Jersey and also in New York.

Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America

Film Review: Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America at Outfest Fusion Film Festival

The documentary, titled Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America, puts a lot of the politics behind the ongoing immigration debate aside to give us a personal take on what it’s like living in the United States under the constant threat of deportation – all the while trying to pursue the American Dream it has promised despite the road blocks that come with being undocumented.

Rag Tag

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Rag Tag

Released at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Rag Tag is a British-Nigerian motion picture that follows the lives of two childhood friends who are coercively separated by Social Services. The drama film premiered in 2006, was written and directed by Adaora Nwandu and stars Adedamola Adelaja and Daniel Parsons.

Plan B

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Plan B

Released in 2009 and directed by Marco Berger, Plan B is about a plan for revenge as a man who has been dumped runs into doubts about his own sexuality. The film was nominated for a Golden Marc’Aurelio award at the Rome Film Fest. Shot in Buenos Aires, the film features actors Manuel Vignau, Lucas Ferraro and Mercedes Quinteros.

Eating Out: Drama Camp

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Eating Out: Drama Camp

Part of the romantic comedy franchise, Eating Out: Drama Camp sees Zack and Casey’s relationship stalling, but things are about to get spicy at Dick Dickey’s Drama Camp. Released in 2011, the film was directed and written by Q. Allan Brocka and stars Chris Salvatore, Daniel Skelton and Drew Droege.

Guys Reading Poems

Essential Opinion: Guys Reading Poems

Life is a puzzle that’s not meant to be solved, just experienced. The same is true of Hunter Lee Hughes’ ingenious feature film, Guys Reading Poems – a majestic, all-embracing account of how a vulnerable young boy learns to glibly mold his childhood suffering into art, tenderness and creative literature.

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