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Steve Cruz

Top 5 LGBT–themed films to rent this summer

If your tastes differ from middle-class heterosexual teenage males ages 12 to 16 – the most sought–after demographic in the summer film market – then perhaps this list can help. Pop your own popcorn and consider the following LGBT-themed favorites:...

‘North Sea Texas:’ An intimate film worth the journey

From the Andre Sollie novel This Is Everlasting (original title Nooit Gaat Dit Over) comes the story of Pim, a self-aware gay youth in the 1960s. Homosexuality doesn’t surprise him, although he is guarded. Played as a young boy by actor Ben Van den Heuvel and ages 15–17 by Jelle Florizoone, the portrayal of child-to-teen feels seamless. Very surprising is the lack of dialogue with which Pim expresses his story, but we’re keenly aware of what he observes and how he reacts....

‘Any Day Now:’ A film on the gay disco era

This saga of a gay couple seeking custody of a special-needs child is much more than the premise promises – or the unfortunately mawkish film trailer: It is a well-written, expertly cast, skillfully directed indie feature. ...

Cinema Q Film Fest rolls in

The 2012 Cinema Q Film Festival, presented by the Denver Film Society at the Denver FilmCenter, presents four days of documentaries, world culture, comedy and drama that reach into LGBT experience, subculture, history and freaky fringe. The films share common overriding themes: identity, creativity and understanding. ...

U.K. Singer Rebecca Ferguson invades America

Runner-up in the 2010 British X-Factor competition, Ferguson was refreshing, classy and original in a TV genre known for contestants with more gall than talent. Ferguson advanced to the finals, but didn't win (despite the support of high-profile supporters like Adele, who voted more than 80 times for Rebecca)...
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Steve Cruz

Steve Cruz reviews films for Out Front Colorado.