Trailer Alert: Everything at Once

A seductive documentary, Everything at Once profiles Paco Moyano and Manolo Rodriguez, two Catalan photographers from the outskirts of Barcelona who have been together for thirty years.

Inspired by Caravaggio, Pasolini and Agnes Varda among others, their simple yet sophisticated style records the sex appeal of working class men, using natural light and abandoned locations. With great compassion and understanding, Paco and Manolo build an intimate relationship with their subjects, capturing not only their bare bodies but their inhibitions as well. In the end, they reveal just as much about themselves as they do the nude men in front of their cameras.

Everything At Once tells the beautiful story of two fascinating artists and a special relationship that has lasted for three decades.

Watch the trailer for Everything at Once below (just click “watch on Youtube”) and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and VOD in October.

 

Death Drop Gorgeous has all the makings of a horror-comedy cult classic!

Inspired by Giallo films and 1980s slasher flicks, the delightfully campy new drag exploitation horror film Death Drop Gorgeous has all the makings of a cult classic.

When Dwayne (Wayne Gonsalves) retreats back to Providence after a break-up, he reluctantly finds himself back at his old job — bartending at a club called Aut Haus. When he arrives, he finds that the place is not quite the same. A new gaggle of drag queens have taken over, and an unhinged rivalry brews between the young and beautiful Janet Fitness (Matthew Pidge), and the club’s aging relic, Gloria Hole (Michael McAdam/Payton St. James). He soon discovers, however, that the battling queens aren’t the only ones drawing blood.

Terror erupts as corpses of young gay men turn up slaughtered and drained of their blood. As the body count rises and his business slowly slips through his fingers, the owner of the Aut Haus, Tony Two-Fingers (Brandon Perras-Sanchez) pays two crooked detectives (Michael J. Ahern and Sean Murphy) to cover up the carnage and unmask the killer.

Will the detectives apprehend this maniac before every drop of blood is sucked out of Providence or will the killer succeed in their nefarious plan? Blending dark humor, crime, mystery and supernatural elements, Death Drop Gorgeous is a low-budget horror-comedy treat that pulls out all the stops.

 

Watch the trailer for Death Drop Gorgeous below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD September 28th.

 

Trailer Alert: The Carnival

Marco Berger, the prolific director behind The Blonde One, Young Hunter, Absent, Hawaii, Taekwondo and more, has a new movie coming soon. The Carnival is a clever pseudo-documentary which centers around two men who grew up in the town of Gualeguaychú, a city in the east of Argentina near the border of Uruguay.

Every summer, the residents participate in the town’s traditional carnival, which transforms the men of the community into Dionysian figures via costumes, glitter and feathers.

While Berger captures the action – and the mostly straight male participants’ bodies – he also blurs the line between fiction and non-fiction, adding his unique cinematic spin, homoerotic themes and eye for dynamic male relationships to color and comment on the proceedings.

Check out the trailer for the film below (click “watch on Youtube”) and click here to pre-order your copy of the film. The Carnival is coming to DVD and VOD September 21st.

 

Coming Soon: Joe Bell

From filmmaker Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters and Men) and screenwriters Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry (the Academy Award-winning writing team behind Brokeback Mountain), Joe Bell tells the intimate and emotional true story of an Oregonian father (Mark Wahlberg) who pays tribute to his gay teenage son Jadin (newcomer Reid Miller), embarking on a self-reflective walk across America to speak his heart to heartland citizens about the real and terrifying costs of bullying.

Watch the trailer for Joe Bell below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD and Blu-ray October 19th.

 

A Dim Valley is part gay stoner comedy and part meditation on mysticism and love

Writer-director Brandon Colvin‘s A Dim Valley is a tough film to classify. It’s part comedy, part drama, part dreamy pastoral – a film that bends and blends genres and tones in unique ways. It’s got slapstick gags, weird magic, smoldering romance, tragic moments and much more. In other words, something for everyone.

Ecology graduate students Albert and Ian (Whitmer Thomas and Zach Weintraub) spend the summer collecting flora and fauna samples with their lonely, curmudgeonly adviser, Dr. Clarence Rumble (Robert Longstreet).

At his woodsy cabin, close quarters foster comical friction and unexpected bonds between the two young men. Like ethereal bolts of lighting, three enigmatic, freewheeling backpackers – Rose (Rachel McKeon), Reed (Feathers Wise) and Iris (Rosalie Lowe) – crash into their lives.

As the backpackers push the men to open up, the mystery of their arrival deepens. Where did they come from? Why are they here? The answers, we soon find, are fantastically intertwined with the scientists’ transcendent fates.

 

Part hilarious queer stoner comedy and part transcendental meditation on mysticism and love, A Dim Valley is a delightful ethereal journey into the cycle of love.

 

Watch the trailer for A Dim Valley below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD, Blu-ray and VOD September 28th.

 

I Carry You with Me is one of the year’s most beautiful and critically acclaimed gay films

“AN INTIMATE EPIC IMBUED WITH WARMTH AND TENDERNESS.”
– THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“A SEARING SAGA IN WHICH LOVE IS THE BINDING FORCE.”
– ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“A DEVASTATINGLY MOVING PIECE OF INNOVATIVE CINEMA.”
– REMEZCLA

“AN ENCHANTING MIX OF DRAMA AND ROMANCE.”
– AUSTIN CHRONICLE

“A SURREAL CONCOCTION THAT PACKS A CONSIDERABLE PUNCH.”
– SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“A BEAUTIFUL DEPICTION OF DREAMS, LOVE, SACRIFICE, HUMANITY AND HOPE.” – LATINX LENS

 

Academy-Award nominee Heidi Ewing (Jesus CampThe Boys of Baraka) directs this luminous, moving narrative film debut.

Based on a true story, I Carry You with Me follows a tender, decades-spanning romance between an aspiring chef and a teacher.

Starting in provincial Mexico and continuing as first Ivan (Armando Espitia), then Gerardo (Christian Vasquez), journey towards sharing a life together in New York City, I Carry You With Me is an intimate love story, as well as a soulful rumination on family, sacrifice, regret, and ultimately, hope. Don’t miss this remarkable, award-winning gay romance.

 

Watch the trailer for I Carry You with Me below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray beginning September 21st.

 

Director Marco Berger’s The Carnival invites you to unleash your inner exhibitionist

Marco Berger, the prolific director behind The Blonde One, Young Hunter, Absent, Hawaii, Taekwondo and more, has a new movie coming soon. The Carnival is a clever pseudo-documentary which centers around two men who grew up in the town of Gualeguaychú, a city in the east of Argentina near the border of Uruguay.

Every summer, the residents participate in the town’s traditional carnival, which transforms the men of the community into Dionysian figures via costumes, glitter and feathers.

While Berger captures the action – and the mostly straight male participants’ bodies – he also blurs the line between fiction and non-fiction, adding his unique cinematic spin, homoerotic themes and eye for dynamic male relationships to color and comment on the proceedings.

Check out an extensive photo gallery below and click here to pre-order your copy of the film. The Carnival is coming to DVD and VOD September 21st.

 

Just Came Out: Truman & Tennessee

The brilliant work, personal struggles and cultural impact of iconic American writers Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams explodes onto the screen in the innovative new dual-portrait documentary Truman & Tennessee.

Filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland masterfully collages a wealth of archival material, including dishy talk show appearances with Dick Cavett and David Frost, with clips from some of the duo’s most memorable movie adaptations: A Streetcar Named DesireCat on a Hot Tin RoofThe Glass MenagerieBreakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood.

Featuring vibrant voiceover work by award-winning actors Jim Parsons (as Capote) and Zachary Quinto (as Williams), the film is dripping with wit and wisdom. It is a celebration of both men’s fearless candor and often tumultuous friendship that honors how their identity as gay Southerners informed their timeless artistic achievements and relationships with family, colleagues, confidants and – most significantly – each other.

 

Watch the trailer for Truman & Tennessee below and click here to order your copy. The film will be available on DVD starting this week.

 

Out This Week: Summer of 85

When Alexis (Félix Lefebvre) capsizes off the coast of Normandy, David (Benjamin Voisin) comes to the rescue and soon opens the younger boy’s eyes to a new horizon of friendship, art, and sexual bliss.

David’s worldly demeanor and Jewish heritage deliver an ardent jolt to Alexis’s traditional, working-class upbringing. After Alexis begins working at the seaside shop owned by David’s mother (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi), the two lovers steal every possible moment for a fugitive kiss, a motorcycle ride, or a trip to the cinema. Their relationship is soon rocked by a host of challenges, including an unexpected sexual rival (Philippine Velge) and a romantic oath that transcends life itself.

Adapted by François Ozon from Aidan Chambers’s groundbreaking LGBT young adult novel Dance on My GraveSummer of 85 is a sexy, nostalgic reverie of first love and its consequences from one of France’s most versatile filmmakers. Their summer fling lasts just six weeks, but casts a shadow over a lifetime.

Long one of our favorite subversive queer filmmakers, we’ll watch any new movie François Ozon has to offer. Consistently versatile, Summer of 85 is something of a return to his roots – which fans of his work will recognize and greatly enjoy.

Watch the trailer for Summer of 85 below and click here to order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray starting on August 17th.

 

Coming Soon: Charlatan

Few true stories tread the thin line between good and evil as precariously as that of Jan Mikolasek, a 20th century Czech herbal healer whose great success masked the grimmest of secrets.

Mikolasek (played by Ivan Trojan) won fame and fortune treating celebrities of the interwar, Nazi and Communist eras with his uncanny knack for “urinary diagnosis.” But his passion for healing welled up from the same source as a lust for cruelty, sadism and an incapacity for love that only one person could ever quell – his assistant, Frantisek (Juraj Loj). As a show trial threatens to pry open these secrets and undo him, Jan’s dichotomies are put to a final test, with the fate of his life’s only love in the balance.

A personal tale as replete with twists, Charlatan offers up an intense cinematic reflection on the price one pays for single-mindedly following one’s calling – no matter whom it may hurt. Directed by Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, Total Eclipse), the film was shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best International Film.

 

Watch the trailer for Charlatan below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD September 14th.