He was nicknamed "Yipsel" Yiddish for squirrel for his constant clowning and unbounded energy. Faithful Orthodox Jews, his parents immersed Harburg in the positive aspects of the world around him, including the arts. Yiddish theater had a profound effect upon him; the deft blending of humor, fantasy and social commentary left an indelible mark on his own work.
Jude Dry. In years past, LGBT cinephiles counted themselves lucky for one decent movie with a queer storyline. With growing social acceptance comes increased funding for movies with queer themes, support for LGBT-identified filmmakers, and less stigma around straight actors playing gay.
Jodie Foster was widely praised for her 'coming out' speech at the Golden Globes. So why are so many other stars reluctant to follow her lead? Geoffrey Macnab reports on the big names staying in the closet.
Maybe he was as poor as we are and would understand. IT WAS NOT quite spring, the silent season before the search for salmon, and the old fishermen of San Francisco were either painting their boats or repairing their nets along the pier or sitting in the sun talking quietly among themselves, watching the tourists come and go, and smiling, now, as a pretty girl paused to take their picture. She was about 25, healthy and blue-eyed and wearing a turtleneck sweater, and she had long, flowing blonde hair that she brushed back a few times before clicking her camera.
This is a time to celebrate people of all sexual orientations and genders. Here at AFF, we are of course celebrating by watching movies. People are often surprised to learn that queer Arab films and filmmakers openly exist, but they most certainly do and this misconception makes it all the more important that we acknowledge and celebrate them.
No one would deny that Valentino is a gay icon. He was a gorgeous hunk of a guy and an interesting and appealing personality. Over the years, his good looks and on-screen persona, as well as the legend of his tragic early death, has gained him admirers on both sides of the aisle.
The day after Booksmart debuted at the SXSW Film Festival in March, the team behind the acclaimed teen comedy appeared in a panel together to discuss the film, about two overachieving high school seniors, Molly Beanie Feldstein and Amy Kaitlyn Deverand their mad scramble to reclaim their social lives the night before graduation. Feldstein spoke these words with such matter-of-fact composure that one could be forgiven for not realizing that she had, in fact, just publicly come out. It did become a story, but barely.
You Must Remember Thisthe podcast that tells the secret and forgotten history of 20 th -century Hollywood, has joined Panoply. And when each episode airs, creator and host Karina Longworth will share some of the research that went into the episode in a transcript excerpt here on Slate. The legend holds that Haines was a major box office draw who was fired by Louis B. Mayer for refusing to drop his live-in boyfriend and marry a woman.
One would assume that for a studio such as Sony, almost universal acclaim would be enough to propel a sturdy, problem-free campaign. The film was launched in more than cinemas, which for a small-budget romance between two men without any banner stars is still relatively ambitious using a commonly accepted rule of 10, it would be the equivalent of releasing in over 1, cinemas in the US. The post married a deservedly gushing quote from Empire magazine with an image from the film.
The PBS "American Experience" documentary looks at the life of Rachel Carson, the author who is credited with starting the modern environmental movement. Credit: PBS american Experience. She died in at the age of 56, after completing one of the most important books of the 20th century, which also launched the modern environmental movement. MY SAY This two-hour portrait rescues Carson, the person, from obscurity, even if her seminal work requires no such salvage operation.