Mala Noche (The Criterion Collection)
Manufacturer: Criterion Brand: Image Entertainment
A gay Portland, Ore., skid-row storekeeper eyes a teen-age Mexican illegal alien. Directed by Gus Van Sant. The first thing that strikes you about Mala Noche is the raw, beautiful cinematography--a high-contrast black-and-white that captures the gutters of Portland, OR, like the setting of a long-lost film noir. Next, you'll be struck that the narrator, a convenience clerk named Walt (Tim Streeter), rhapsodizes about his love for a young Mexican hustler named Johnny (Doug Cooeyate) without guilt or fear--perhaps reflecting the rare occasion of a movie by an openly gay filmmaker (Gus Van Sant, making his feature film debut) based on an openly gay autobiographical story (by Portland poet Walt Curtis). Though the movie doesn't have much of a plot--basically, Walt alternately tries to woo Johnny and his friend Roberto Pepper (Ray Monge), gaining little more than a suspicious, combative friendship and some fervid but isolated sex--but the rough but engaging flavor of the storytelling gives the movie momentum and a rich charm. The Criterion edition features two splendid extras: First, a low-key, unpretentious interview with Van Sant (who notes that the movie had the spontaneous and low-tech spirit of the Dogme 95 movement, though made several years earlier); and a ramshackle, pugnacious documentary by Portland-born animator Bill Plympton (I Married a Strange Person!) about Walt Curtis, who proclaims himself a "jerk-off poet therapist." If there is a Portland aesthetic, this compila...
Faking It, Season 3
Season 3 of Faking It is all about friendship and how complicated and fragile it can be. After a summer apart, Karma and Amy struggle to get their friendship back on track. Shane is caught between friends. Liam wonders whether heâ€™s capable of having friends. Lauren struggles to decide whether friends are worth the effort.When sold by Amazon.com, this product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
The Yacoubian Building
Manufacturer: Strand Releasing Model: 3347329
An eye-catching construction, the Yacoubian Building in Cairo was long regarded as the last word in comfort and elegance. Nowadays the veneer has cracked and the shine has dulled to reveal the truth underneath the faÃ§ade. Through interwoven stories of a number of the residents, the film paints a portrait of corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in central Cairo and creates a vibrant but socially critical picture of contemporary Egypt.
The Big Gay Sketch Show: Season 2
Manufacturer: MTV Brand: ASH,ERICA Model: 3709219
Logoâ€™s The Big Gay Sketch Show is back with another season of groundbreaking sketch comedy series! The eight episodes feature a combination of traditional and music-based sketches, pop culture parodies and recurring characters, all from a unique LGBT perspective. Sketch comedy--all too often dominated by frat-boy humor--gets "queer-eyed" on Logo's The Big Gay Sketch Show. The eight episodes of the second season feature much of what you'd expect: Over-the-top but affectionate impersonations of gay icons like Liza Minnelli and Elaine Stritch; sketches that do little but emphasize the muscular physique of hunky cast member Paolo Andino; and pop-culture parodies in which the characters are now gay lovers (for example, Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz). The show suffers from the same weaknesses as straight comedy shows, like sketches that only have one joke and don't know when to end, woefully dated targets trotted out as if no one had ever made fun of them before (really, how many jokes about bears do we really need?), and recurring characters who could hardly carry one scene to begin with. But at its best, the show veers into surreal goofiness (Maya Angelou reading Craig's List personals as poetry) and bald but still welcome political digs, as well as moments of startling bad taste (a support group for May-December romances that concludes with mass projectile vomiting) that, if nothing else, will linger in your memory. Surprisingly, the best material can be found in the bonu...
Rivers Wash Over Me
Manufacturer: Strand Releasing
After his mother dies, Sequan, a sensitive teenager from Brooklyn, moves in with relatives living in a small town plagued with secrets hidden deep within its lush, rural Alabama terrain. Sequan finds refuge in a friendship with a troubled girl who astutely hones in on his true sexuality and introduces him to her younger brother, who has a lot in common with Sequan.
Manufacturer: Film Movement
A taut, nuanced story about the depths of female friendships and the dark side of teenage infatuations, Breathe, the sophomore directorial effort from MÃ©lanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, Beginners), is an assured adaptation of the sensational French young adult novel of the same name. Charlie (JosÃ©phine Japy) is seventeen and bored. Her estranged parents are too caught up in their own drama to pay her much attention. School holds no surprises either, and Charlie grows tired of her staid friends. Enter Sarah (Lou de LaÃ¢ge), a confident and charismatic new transfer student who brings with her an alluring air of boldness and danger. The two form an instant connection, and through shared secrets, love interests and holiday getaways their relationship deepens to levels of unspoken intimacy. But with this intimacy comes jealousy and unrealistic expectations, and soon the teens find themselves on a dangerous trajectory toward an inevitable and unforeseen collapse. BONUS FEATURES, include: Interview with filmmaker, MÃ©lanie Laurent, and leading actresses, JosÃ©phine Japy and Lou de LaÃ¢ge, about the making of the film; Q&A with filmmaker, MÃ©lanie Laurent, at the NY premiere; short film, Bonne Esperance, directed by Kaspar Schiltknecht.
All About E
Manufacturer: Wolfe Video
A beautiful sexy DJ is forced to run when she stumbles on a bag of cash. Can she keep the money, conquer her demons, AND get the girl? Young E, as she is called, seems to have it all. She s the sexy DJ at Sydney s top gay nightclub and has her pick of the girls. But E is clueless. She s not out to her family, she s abandoned her music and she s lost her true love Trish. When E stumbles on a stash of cash, she and her friend Matt are forced to run to the outback and appeal to Trish to hide them. Can E keep the money, conquer her demons, AND get the girl?
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