TIFF 2017 Loveless review.
Children 404 Special Presentation The effect of Pavel Loparev and Askold Kurov’s look at being young and gay in Putin’s Russia is like finding a mournful and sad plea for help stuffed inside a bottle set adrift at sea. A powerful assembly of first person looks at persecution, bullying, and being forced to live in […]
This week at The Bloor: the powerful and distressing Call Me Kuchu looks at LGBT human rights abuses in Uganda (now more timely than ever given the current landscape in Russia that's eerily similar), and Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp takes a look at how a "street poisoned" criminal found catharsis in confessional writing to become one of the most vital African American literary voices in history.
Dork Shelf talks to filmmakers Katherine Fairfax Wright & Malika Zouhali-Worrall about their work on the documentary Call Me Kuchu where they look at efforts in Uganda tried to make homosexuality punishable by imprisonment and death and those who stood in opposition to the government. It's an incredibly story with a lot of parallels to what's currently happening in Russia.
Apparently no one in Moscow looks up either. Or at least they don’t for a while. That is, until a series of heroic deeds around the city (rescuing children from burning buildings, depositing bank robbers in front of police stations, etc.) are performed by someone in a flying 1951 black Volga. Certainly it is the […]