Los Angeles-based LGBT film festival Outfest today announced it would take over programming duties for the New York City-based Newfest, effectively combining the two into "one national arts organization."
While riding the subway the other day, I was seated next to a young girl, maybe 8 or 9 years old, and her father. “Twenty-eighth Street is next. And then 23rd. And then 18th,” she told me. Apparently, even she could tell I wasn’t a New Yorker.
Then, as the train came to a stop at the station (sure enough, 28th Street), her attention was drawn to a gay couple who boarded holding hands. She quieted.
“Do those men love each other?” she asked her father.
Opening this weekend in select theaters is the somewhat unconventional new romantic film, Musical Chairs, which is set in the world of competitive ballroom wheelchair dancing and costars transgender actress Laverne Cox.
On March 24, the University of Southern California will hold the 5th Annual Don Thompson LGBT Film Festival, with the film jury to include actor George Takei, director Randal Kleiser, and Laura McGinnis of The Trevor Project