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  • That Tender Touch

    That Tender Touch


    I first discovered the existence of this film in the late 1980s. It was not referenced in any LGBT film literature at the time (The Celluloid Closet, Gays in Film, etc.) but I found a review of it looking thru old back issues of Variety (where it was hailed as: "One more variation on the Lesbian thing.") Years later I acquired a 35mm print and started presenting it at various LGBT film festivals. I eventually was able to do a…

  • Queens At Heart

    Queens At Heart


    So great to see all the reactions here. It is an amazing film. Re-discovering it and helping facilitate the restoration and re-release is one of my proudest achievements as an archivist and queer film historian. In addition to being included on the Kino Lorber Blu-ray of The Queen, it is available to watch via Kanopy and also on VimeoOnDemand at this link (available worldwide): vimeo.com/ondemand/queensatheart

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  • Strong Island

    Strong Island


    From my NewNowNext review: Ostensibly a murder mystery about the death of one black man in America, Yance Ford’s breathtaking new film about the 1992 murder of his brother William sustains a chilling grandeur in its true achievement: Strong Island is a simple, sweeping depiction of the simple, sweeping racism that is so ingrained in the fabric of our society that too many of us (specifically, white people) remain unable to even see it… The film’s revelations unfold from the…

  • Matzo Maidels

    Matzo Maidels


    Hey all — The new digital restoration of Matzo Maidels is now playing at film festivals and on PinkLabel.TV! NSFW! pinklabel.tv/on-demand/film/matzo-maidels/?affiliate=2606311