Once Pride in London ends this weekend, the banks, supermarkets and sandwich chains will drop their rainbow-coloured logos and revert to business as usual. Perfect timing, then, for the Barbican, in the east of the capital, to launch Forbidden Colours , a series of films made in countries hostile to the rights of LGBT people. The season begins this month with Retablo , an understated but powerful study of the relationship between a teenager and his closeted father in the Peruvian Andes. On the contrary, he tells me, the money came easily: a chunk of it from Peru, the rest from Europe. Surely, then, there was some backlash when the movie opened?
Once it was over, they clapped and commented to one another about how good the movie had been. Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali are wonderful. As a white driver, Frank Vallelonga, known as Tony Lip, and his black employer, the composer and musician Don Shirley, in the South, they have genuine chemistry that plays like a Miles Davis solo with a Cannonball Adderley accompaniment. There have been plenty of objections to the movie, which is up for five Oscars , including best picture, at the Academy Awards on Feb.
Released in , Victim premiered before the decriminalisation of homosexuality, meaning it was a daring and dangerous story to tell. Dirk Bogarde starred as a successful barrister who falls victim to a blackmailing ring threatening to reveal pictures of him with another man. It was a risk for Bogarde, but the film directly influenced public opinion and played a part in changing the law in favour of gay men. This documentary about the ballroom culture of s New York is a seminal piece of film-making. In Harlem, the ballroom scene gave black and Latinx queers a safe place away from the danger and poverty of the outside world.
Why did the Silicon Valley commerce company decide to dive into film production? Of course, it also serves as marketing for Airbnb, although Goode said he and his team never considered it branded content per se. What we saw up close, was a positive movement of acceptance and belonging. Founded in , the San Francisco-based company provides access to more than 6 million rental locations in more than 81, cities and countries. United Screen Actors Nationwide, which Carteris heads, issued the threat Thursday against presidential challenger Matthew Modine and 19 of his allies running on the Membership First slate, including Ed Asner, [