July 31 is actor James Read’s birthday.
VC Andrews’ Heaven airs July 27, 2019 on Lifetime.
On the long running ABC daytime drama General Hospital, actor Wes Ramsey plays Peter August.
The Lion King is a 2019 American musical film directed and produced by Jon Favreau, written by Jeff Nathanson and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a photorealistic computer-animated remake of Disney’s traditionally animated 1994 film The Lion King. The film stars the voices of Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as well as James Earl Jones reprising his role from the original film. The plot follows Simba, a young lion who must embrace his role as the rightful king of his native land following the murder of his father, Mufasa, at the hands of his uncle, Scar (Wikipedia).
May the Fourth Be With You.
ABC General Hospital fans know Chloe Lanier from her Emmy winning performance as Nelle Benson. But now the actress is making her directorial debut. And you can be a part of this exciting new project.
For my second feature focused on the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, which concludes today, I will be reviewing No Box for Me: An Intersex Story. This film examines the limits of binary visions in connection to sex and gender. Floriane Devigne reflects on the way that intersex people re-appropriate their bodies and construct their identities outside of the societal idea that being intersex is something that must be treated or repaired. By doing this she questions social norms and the idea of male and female identities. Continue reading “No Box for Me Movie Review ( @hrwfilmfestival )from @kleffnotes”
Filmmaker Nicole Conn will be premiering her new feature film, More Beautiful for Having Been Broken, at Frameline 2019 on June 30th. Many may remember her from her previous work, Elena Undone and A Perfect Ending, both of which were crucial in the realm of lesbian media. This new work is focused on her own life and was inspired by her son Nicholas. More Beautiful for Having Been Broken is a piece that speaks to beauty that can come out of the broken. I spoke with her about this movie and her previous work in her interview and appreciate her candor in answering my questions. Continue reading “Interview with Nicole Conn from @kleffnotes”
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival is back this year and screening films that focus on a variety of important social topics that span the globe. Running from June 13th to June 20th participants will be able to expand their knowledge and learn more about the world around them. One of the featured films this year is Bellingcat: Truth in a Post Truth World. It follows the rise of the controversial “citizen investigative journalist” collective, which is committed to redefining breaking news through the use of open source investigation. Continue reading “Bellingcat Movie Review ( @hrwfilmfestival )from @kleffnotes”
Malcom Ingram created Southern Pride as a companion work to his 2006 award winning documentary Small Town Gay Bar. This first piece explored gay bars in rural Mississippi and in this new work he returns to document what it is like running a gay bar in Mississippi following the election of Trump. This new piece also includes a profile of lesbian bar owners in both Biloxi and Hattiesburg. Ingram loves to tell stories of everyday heroes who are creating communities in unlikely places and his choice to make Southern Pride evolved from an opinion piece he drafted for CNN after the PULSE shooting in Orlando. This work led him to think about the work he had done in his original documentary and 24 hours after the election results were announced he had a plan to return to the South and document what was happening there in the wake of this new tide of politics. In his own word, “Southern Pride is the story of strong, queer women and their allies who answered the call to make their community better, in a time when the world is being torn apart.” Continue reading “Southern Pride Movie Review from @kleffnotes”