Celebrate diversity in the LGBT community this weekend with the best in world cinema.
Sarasota’s Fabulous Independent Film Festival takes place Friday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 24 at Burns Court Cinemas. This three-day film fest is organized by broken rules productions in association with the Harvey Milk Festival, a non-profit organization.
This year’s event includes nine feature-length films: Appropriate Behavior, Blackbird, Born to Fly, Boy Meets Girl, The Circle, Cupcakes, Queerituality, To Be Takei and The Way He Looks.
Check out the following interview by Ben Elliot and Connor Heckler, who accompanied me on my trip to Sundance:
I’ve seen nearly two dozen full length films, including documentaries and features. What follows is a quick report on the most memorable fiction films I’ve seen so far, in four categories:
The Wild - films that made my heart beat faster, that were intense and exhilarating
At first Eisenberg seems like a somewhat abrasive extrovert who takes offense at being snubbed, and means to rub it in the uptight Goldberg’s face by embarrassing him in public. Very quickly, however, things escalate far beyond awkward. Neither one is blameless, but in the war for respect Eisenberg is ruthless and unrepentant.
This film’s billing as “Israel’s answer to the Coen brothers” and “like a Tarantino movie, had he grown up in a different time and place” is not entirely accurate. It's closer to The Cable Guy, but much darker and less funny. It’s a confident debut, which has played to acclaim at a number of festivals, including Slamdance where I got a chance to see it, but it’s not as self-assured or original as anything by the directors whose work it’s been compared to.