I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled for all the best new gay movies on Netflix streaming, and I’ve come up with a pretty good list. Notables? Capote, starring the recently deceased Phillip Seymour Hoffman; Looking‘s Jonathan Groff stars in C.O.G., a film based on a short story by gay humorist David Sedaris; and the critically acclaimed Blue is the Warmest Color. Check out the full list below, with trailers, links to streaming pages, and descriptions.
Producer Kate Logan (Kidnapped For Christ) recently started a Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary that would tell the story of Frank Schaefer, the Pennsylvania United Methodist minister who was defrocked late last year for officiating the same-sex marriage of his son. Here’s a clip from the Huffington Post in which the film’s director Scott Sheppard talks about what inspired the project, called An Act of Love, and how he hopes it will help:
One-Off Movie Screenings in Philly This Week: They Die by Dawn, Blue Is the Warmest Color, Chinatown and More
Every week we round up the one-off film screenings playing in Philadelphia. Click film names for trailer when available.
- Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts (2013, various) Wed., Feb 19, 5:50 p.m.
- Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts (2013, various) Thu., Feb 20, 6:30 p.m.
- The Wizard of Oz (1939, U.S.) Sat., Feb 22, 10:30 a.m.
The 25th annual GLAAD Media Award nominees were announced yesterday. The list comprises a host of magazines, blogs, films, musicans etc … that ”recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.” While I’m bummed G Philly wasn’t nominated for Most Amazing Awesome Fabulous Blog of the Year, I’m happy to see that at least two films with local ties made the cut.
The biggie on this month’s list of new films to appear on Netflix Instant is the much-much-recommended Bridegroom, an emotional documentary that tells the story of a gay couple whose time together was cut short by tragedy. It’s an eye-opening must-watch for anyone — gay or straight — but it will speak loudest to those LGBTers dealing with intolerant families. (Quick tip: View with a full box of Kleenex.)
Another tear-jerker, Any Day Now, starring the marvelous Alan Cumming, also made its way from DVD to instant streaming. For those who don’t mind waiting, I’ve also included a list of DVD-only rentals Behind the Candelabra and Petunia, and some that should be coming down the pipe any day now. Check below for more info and trailers.