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The Provincetown International Film Festival Opens Tonight!

bunuel-in-the-labyrinth-of-the-turtlesAs always, I had a great time preparing coverage for the annual Provincetown International Film Festival. I have seen a number of the films screening this year, and I am looking forward to going to a few more this weekend.  In the mean time, here are some thoughts I had on films at the festival, written up for Provincetown Magazine:

A look at three films about film: Luis Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles; What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael; and Making Montgomery Clift. All three films are fascinating, and although the headline is “For Film Nerds Only,” I do think these are going to be of interest to all.

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An interview with the director, Jeanie Finlay, and the subject, Freddie McConnell, of Seahorse, a documentary about the unique journey of pregnancy for Freddie, a trans man. The film is absolutely beautiful aside from telling a fascinating story.

Hope to see some of my readers out and about in Provincetown! Enjoy!

 

It’s About Time!

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This weekend Provincetown welcomes the Jamaica on Film festival to Waters Edge Cinema. For years, I’ve been wondering why there aren’t more cultural events celebrating the different ethnicities that make up Cape Cod, a place that at first glance appears to be pretty homogenous (white). Provincetown already has a Portuguese Festival, which I love, but the newer immigrants to the Cape have largely gone unrecognized. So when I hear about Kevin Hume’s Jamaican film festival last year, I was encouraged, but partnering up with the Provincetown Film Society this year has me downright excited.

Here’s an interview I did for Provincetown Magazine with Jamaican filmmaker Storm Saulter whose new film Sprinter will be showing in the festival. Saulter and one of the film’s stars, Shantol Jackson, will also attend.

Enjoy!

New Portrait of Chelsea Manning Premiering on Showtime

XY_Chelsea_Image15_Chelsea_Manning_PR_HR_UBG.jpg_rgbWhatever you think about Chelsea Manning’s actions helping Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks, the new documentary XY Chelsea, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last month is a fascinating portrait of her. It airs on Showtime next month. Here’s my article on it for Provincetown Magazine.