Toby Ross and the 70s
Manufacturer: Hornbill/BDF Brand: BDF
Toby Ross tells the real story behind casting and producing his theatrical features from the 70's against the backdrop of a jubilant San Francisco at the height of that crazy decade long "party". We see clips from his movies: Reflections of Youth, Boys of the Slums, Cruising 57, Schoolmates, White Trash, Golden Years, Do Me Evil, The Diary and closing that magical era with the appropriately named The Last Surfer. Toby Ross and the 70's is a full feature with interviews of different personalities such as Josh Dolgin AKA Socalled-the famous pop artist who also directed part of this film, Steven Toushin the operator and owner of the Bijou theater, Joe Rubin and more. Additionally you also get gorgeous erotic footage (in a separate DVD chapter) of these iconic films. Want to travel back to a magical time when sex and laughter brought people together and created that unforgettable era? I know you do. TR
Manufacturer: Ariztical Entertainment
After a night out, Gavin (Jack Falahee, How to Get Away with Murder, Mercy Street) and Amy (Ella Hatamian) return home to their East Village apartment to find a young man (Giles Matthey, True Blood, Boulevard, 24: Live Another Day) passed out on the front steps and they reluctantly agree to let him into their home. Over the course of the weekend they both vie for the attention of the mysterious and attractive young man. Their intrigue grows with everything they learn about him and Gavin quickly longs to become more intimate with the drifter.
Manufacturer: Strand Releasing
A documentary about the power of transformation told through the eyes of 9 trans-identifying individuals in Puerto Rico.
Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine
Manufacturer: Virgil Films and Entertainment Brand: VIRGIL FILMS AND ENTERTAI Model: 34392726
Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine is a powerful feature documentary about Matthew Shepard, the gay young man who was tortured and murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepard's, the film revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, and new revelations about Shepard's all-too-brief life.
Different from the Others
Manufacturer: Kino Lorber films Brand: Kino
One of the first gay-themed films in the history of cinema, Different From the Others was banned at the time of its release, later burned by the Nazis and was believed lost for more than forty years. Using recently discovered film segments, still photos and censorship documents from different archives, Filmmuseum Muenchen has resurrected this truly groundbreaking silent film for DVD. Enacted in 1871, the German penal code's Paragraph 175 sentenced thousands of accused German homosexual men to jail terms for "unnatural vice between men." In 1919, director Richard Oswald (Tales of the Uncanny) and psychologist Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld created a film intended to expose the unjust Paragraph 175 and help liberate the "third sex" from legal persecution and public scorn. Different From the Others casts Conrad Veidt (Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) as Paul K+Ãrner, a gay concert pianist blackmailed by a closeted low-life named Bollek. When K+Ãrner's budding romance with a handsome young music student runs afoul of Bollek's extortion, K+Ãrner goes to the German courts for protection. But the draconian Paragraph 175 makes criminals out of both accuser and accused, and the love K+Ãrner has found may cost him his career, his freedom or his life. Conrad Veidt's uncompromising performance (the same year as his legendary portrayal of Cesar the somnambulist in Caligari) places a human face on Hirschfeld's reformist fervor and Oswald's tragic melodrama. In its frank depiction of gay bars,...
Manufacturer: TLA Releasing
After taking a wrong turn in their car, a young gay Russian couple witnesses what they believe is a vicious gay bashing; their quandary over what to do about it propels them, and this suspenseful drama into ever more dangerous territory. Anton and Vlad share a loving and natural chemistry in the comfortable privacy of their Moscow apartment. For Anton, the burden of what they may have witnessed outweighs Vlad s fear of probing too deeply into the incident. Convinced of the police s indifference of recent events make this a terrifyingly plausible scenario. Anton talks his skeptical lover into launching their own amateur investigation into the hate crime. Their risky search for the truth has unexpected and grim consequences.
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