Just Came Out: 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.

Check out the trailer for Everything at Once below (just click “watch on Youtube”) and click here to order your copy. The film will be available on DVD starting this week.

 

Out This Week: 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 will be available on DVD and Blu-ray starting this week.

 

Photo Gallery: 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.

Check out some exclusive photos from Everything at Once below – along with the trailer (just click “watch on Youtube”) – and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD starting October 19th.

 

 

Trailer Alert: One in a Thousand

When Iris (Sofia Cabrera) meets Renata (Ana Carolina Garcia) in the projects of One Thousand in Argentina, she is immediately and inexplicably attracted to her, but Renata’s presence also makes plenty of people uncomfortable… and prejudices begin to grow.

Iris will have to overcome her fears and struggle with her insecurities in order to experience first love. The two girls and their small group of friends are the queer resistance in a hostile environment where desire adapts many forms in the darkness, and gossip can turn into a hateful weapon.

A touching, engaging and intelligent new film from writer-director Clarisa Navas, One in a Thousand uses a talented group of young, non-professional actors to tell an inspiring story of standing for your truth, no matter who tries to shut you down.

 

Watch the trailer for One in a Thousand below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and VOD starting November 30th.

 

Get four swoon-worth gay romantic comedies from director J.C. Calciano in one new set!

Get ready for the ultimate Gay Romance 4-Pack with The Classic Gay Romance Collection! Now you can own all four of these iconic gay romantic comedy films from beloved writer-director J.C. Calciano – several of which have been out of print for years – in one set. From the classic feel-good comedy Is it Just Me? to the riotously funny Steam Room Stories: The Movie, these four films are sure to satisfy your funny bone, as well as the hopeless romantic in you.

Originally released in 2010, Is it Just Me? is a gay rom-com take on Cyrano de Bergerac. Frustrated by his ongoing failure to meet “Mr. Right,” Blaine (Nicholas Downs) stumbles upon what might be his perfect match in an online chat room. That would be Xander (David Loren), a sweet, hunky Texan who has recently moved to Los Angeles. Smitten, Blaine finds he’s been mistakenly chatting to Xander under his go-go dancer roommate’s profile, setting in motion an increasingly complicated comedy of errors with romance as the ultimate objective.

Released the following year, eCupid adds a fun sci-fi spin to the rom-com formula. Marshall (Houston Rhines) is a cocky young ad man working at a dead-end job for a boss who overlooks his talents. After seven years with his boyfriend, Gabe (Noah Schuffman), Marshall’s love life has become too comfortable. Desperate for a new life, he goes looking online, where he comes upon a mysterious app called “eCupid” that guarantees to find true love. From the moment he downloads it, “eCupid” scans every inch of Marshall’s online world and instantly turns his life upside down. Marshall suddenly gets everything he thinks he wanted. Newly single and ready for adventure, “eCupid” overwhelms Marshall with sexy guys at every turn, each promising to be the man of his fantasies. But too much of a good thing may not be a good thing at all.

The 10-Year Plan follows Myles and Brody (Jack Turner and Michael Adam Hamilton), best friends and total opposites. Myles is a hopeless romantic looking for “Mr. Right.” Brody is a sexy player on the hunt for “Mr. Right Now.” These two friends make a plan that they’ll be together if both of them are still single in a decade. Nearly ten years later and still alone, both friends will do whatever it takes to avoid becoming a couple.

 

A hilarious feature-length comedy based on the wildly popular web series, Steam Room Stories: The Movie follows failing cosmetics magnate Sally Fay (Traci Lords), who will stop at nothing to possess the waters of our favorite steam room to help lift her sagging empire. What she doesn’t count on is the Steam Room Guys banding together to thwart her evil plans.

 

Watch trailer for each of the films below and click here to pre-order your copy of this brand-new 4-disc set! The Classic Gay Romance Collection is coming to DVD November 9th.

 

 

 

 

Coming Soon: Blurred Lines

Janik and Samuel (Emil von Schonfels and Mekyas Mulugeta) are best friends who are enjoying their final year of high school. Though they share a tight bond, they come from different worlds. Janik’s parents are responsible and somewhat uptight. Samuel comes from a broken home. The two teens seem to want what the other has. While Samuel looks for order and discipline, Janik seeks out chaos in his day-to-day life.

When thoughtless incident puts their relationship in jeopardy, the pair decide to leave Germany and set off on a long-planned trip to Istanbul. While there, the boys look to enjoy their freedom, try out a new life and figure out the true depths of their friendship.

A thoroughly modern take on the bonds that develop between young men, Blurred Lines is an unapologetically homoerotic study of a profound male friendship.

 

Watch the trailer for Blurred Lines below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and VOD starting November 16th.

 

New This Week: Director Brandon Colvin’s mystical gay stoner comedy A Dim Valley

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 order your copy. The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray starting this week.

 

Out This Week: 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 order your copy. The film will be available on DVD starting this week.

 

New This Week: Director Marco Berger Explores Masculinity inThe 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 order your copy of the film. The Carnival is available on DVD starting this week.

 

Two buddies become dangerously entangled in the new erotic gay thriller Isaac

The debut film from directing duo David Matamoros and Angeles HernandezIsaac employs two different timelines to tell the story of two couples who clash together.

Former childhood friends Denis and Nacho (Ivan Sanchez and Pepe Ocio) had an intense relationship as teenagers. After years apart, they meet in a café and seemingly regain those distant ties of trust, affection and complicity.

Denis, who needs money for a business venture, doesn’t hesitate in asking Nacho for a loan. From there begins a game of mutual dependencies in which the two men’s partners – Marta (Maria Ribera) and Carmen (Erika Bleda) – are both implicated. And if this four-way collaboration was not complex enough, loose ends, social pressures, ambition, repressed desires and the guilt that has been weighing on the two men for many years further complicate this intense story of polyamory.

Watch the trailer for Isaac below and click here to pre-order your copy. The film is coming to DVD and VOD November 16th.