Monday, March 23, 2015

BFI Flare 2015...

Over the weekend I saw two movies from this year's BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival and I was well impressed by both.

The first movies was I Am Michael featuring Jame Franco and Zachary Quinto telling an amazing yet sympathetic true story of Michael Glatze, an idealistic LGBT activist and co-founder of Young Gay America (YGA) magazine, who slowly becomes a pathetic shadow of himself because of fear and religion, and it's beautiful to see how the film doesn't give in to any temptation to vilify him, which would have been really easy.

The second movies was Tab Hunter Confidential. Directed by Jeffrey Schwarz, who also directed the fabulous I Am Divine back in 2013, Tab Hunter Confidential tells the magical story of how a teenage stable boy transforms into one of the Golden Age Hollywood biggest stars of the 1950s, all the while keeping a VERY big secret!

To me, it's such a fascinating documentary about closeted Hollywood history and a delightful tribute to a talented man who lived to tell his tale of survival. And the cherry on top was to see the real Tab Hunter appeared on stage after the film!

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