Girls on Film

Jenny's Wedding Planners Now Accepting Referrals

Posted by Planet Nation on 31 March 2014

It can be said that a good referral goes a long way, and this certainly applies to wedding planning. The producers of Jenny's Wedding, Michelle Manning and Gail Levin, are offering an extra incentive for those contributors who refer friends, colleagues, family members, etc., to their Indiegogo campaign targeting money necessary to fund a kick-ass Wedding soundtrack worthy of the film. 

Read more

#BFI Flare - Concussion from Writer and Director Stacie Passon

Posted by Claire Estelle on 31 March 2014

I was intrigued to see this film by the presentation that it was about a lesbian Belle de jour and an exploration of female sexuality. The story centres around Abby who lives in suburban New Jersey with her wife and two kids. The film begins with an honest and telling description of the drudgery, tediousness and great joy that goes with the domestic routine that kids require. 

Read more

#BFIFlare: 'Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf?' dir Anna Margarita Albelo

Posted by Editor on 30 March 2014

The day after her 40th birthday, a filmmaker who sacrificed her love life for her film career realises she has neither, and decides to get them both by adapting an all-female version of, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Read more

#BFIFlare Review: Dual (Hearts) by Nejc Gazvoda

Posted by Naomi Bennett on 26 March 2014

If you haven't read the write up on this film before watching, the opening scene could make you think that you are about to watch a version of Camp, Glee or High School Musical (which is exactly what happened to me!).

Read more

#BFI Flare - Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger

Posted by Naomi Bennett on 26 March 2014

'Kate' Bornstein (born March 15, 1948) is an American author, playwright, performance artist, and gender theorist. Having been assigned male at birth and then receiving sex reassignment surgery in 1986, Bornstein says, "I don't call myself a woman, and I know I'm not a man".

Read more

#BFI Flare 'Outlist' dir Dustin Lance Black & 'The Battle of amFAR' documentary dirs Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman double bill

Posted by Editor on 26 March 2014

When AIDS strikes, two very different women Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor and research scientist Dr. Mathilde Krim join forces to create America’s first AIDS research foundation. Directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman the film chronicles the organization’s history and continuing importance in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Read more

#BFI Flare You're the One Aren't You? (Hearts) short film collection

Posted by Editor on 25 March 2014

The shorts are all always a favourite at this festival. It's never clear what the audience will get, a bit like an open mic night, but it's the chance for the BFI Flare Festival to go a bit experimental. 

This year's Hearts female orientated collection You're the One Aren't You?is one of the best in a few years. 

Read more

#BFI Flare: Tru Love; Co-Directors Kate Johnston & Shauna MacDonald

Posted by Editor on 25 March 2014

Beautifully shot over a Toronto Winter, this sweetly told story creates an unusual love story and journey. The eponymous Tru (Shauna Macdonald) is the typical "Shane", loving the ladies superficially, but not the depth of commitment a relationship would require. It transpires that she has good reason to use sex instead of love to be close to people.

Read more

#BFIFlare Valencia prod. Michelle Tea (Hearts)

Posted by Editor on 25 March 2014

This unique take of a portrayal of 'Michelle' as told by Michelle Tea's memoirs, over a year in the life of a 90s dyke explores a 21st Century retrospective of what it meant to be a queer in San Fransisco then, and in doing so, now.

Read more

Jenny's Wedding: Mary Dawson interviews the producers...

Posted by Planet Nation on 23 March 2014

Mary Dawson talks to the producers of Jenny's Wedding.

It's "Jenny's Wedding" - And You're All Invited.

Read more

#BFIFlare, 'Everybody's got someone...not me' dir. Raul Fuentes (Bodies)

Posted by Planet Nation on 23 March 2014

Shot with an incredible variation of framing, encapsulating the emptiness and absence in Alejandra (Andrea Portal)'s life, and with a clear nod to the golden age of Hollywood, the style of the film gives an extra depth to the story. Alejandra is a Hepburn-esque philosophical literate diva looking for some excitement. Maria (Naian Daeva) is a confident young artist interested in exploring sexuality and relationships and her adulthood.

Read more

Jenny's Wedding: Let's Get Jenny down the aisle in style

Posted by Planet Nation on 22 March 2014

Emmy-­‐winning and Golden Globe nominee Katherine Heigl (KNOCKED UP, 27 DRESSES), Alexis Bledel (GILMORE GIRLS) two-­‐time Oscar nominee Tom Wilkinson (THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, MICHAEL CLAYTON), two-­‐time Tony Award nomine Linda Emond (JULIE & JULIA) and Grace Gummer (FRANCES HA, LARRY CROWNE) are set to star in the new dramedy, JENNY’S WEDDING, written and directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue (BEACHES), it has been announced by producers Donoghue, Gail Levin and MM Productions’ Michelle Manning. JENNY’S WEDDING is being financed by Merced Media Partners  and PalmStar Media Capital and executive produced by PalmStar’s Kevin Frakes, Merced’s Raj Brinder Singh and Stuart Brown, as well as Lauren Selig.

Read more

G.B.F - gay teen comedy drama hits the big screen

Posted by Editor on 21 March 2014

Tanner (Michael J Willet) and Brent (Paul Iacono) are two gay best friends in high school. Brent longs for the spotlight and believes that coming out will make him instantly popular as this year's must-have teen girl accessory; North Gateway High's very first G.B.F. (or Gay Best Friend). Tanner on the other hand, would rather fly under the radar and finish high school without ever being noticed.

When things don't go according to plan and Tanner is outed instead of Brent, the two boys go from B.F.Fs to instant frenemies. Enter the three most popular girls in school -- queen-of-mean bombshell Fawcett, drama club diva Caprice, and sweet, Mormon good-girl 'Shley, who launch an all-out social war to win Tanner's status-enhancing friendship.

Read more

#BFI Flare: 52 Tuesdays, dir Sophie Hyde

Posted by Editor on 15 March 2014

An extraordinary LGBT film, where format and method drove the art throughout production, resulting in a wonderfully gentle portrayal of a quintessential modern queer family.

Read more

The Abominable Crime – when your love is against the law

Posted by Naomi Bennett on 27 February 2014

The Abominable Crime is a documentary that follows the lives of two LGBT people from Jamaica, highlighting the homophobia in the country and the anti-gay violence which has been on the increase by around 400% since 2011.

Read more

Cat Sitting & more

Posted by Editor on 27 February 2014

On a Sunday evening, tucked away in HandleBar, Stoke Newington, Whipped Cream Productions and VolVentures Films premiered their latest short film Cat Sitting. 

Read more

Interview: Diving in Deep with 'Submerge' producer Kat Holmes

Posted by Editor on 24 February 2014

SUBMERGE explores the conflict that can arise from indulging one's desires in a modern, consumerist world of endless choice. Jordan, a 20 year old athletic university student has added another extracurricular activity to her over-scheduled life—seducing her tutor, Angie, while doing research work for Angie’s professor partner.

Read more

'Girl Gets Girl' - making lesbian films happen!

Posted by Planet Nation on 06 February 2014

We spoke to Director Sonia Sebastian about how lesbian and bi women can help support an exciting lesbian rom-com feature film Girl Gets Girl. Support the film at http://igg.me/at/girlgetsgirl

Read more

Margarita Movie Review

Posted by Planet Nation on 17 November 2013

Margarita is a pleasure to watch. It's an evolved lesbian storyline where for once the story isn’t to do with coming out, or difficulties of being lesbian.We spoke to directors Laurie Colbert and Dominique Cardona about the issues raised in this film. They said "MARGARITA is still screening at festivals throughout the world and has won several audience awards.

Read more

Blue is the Warmest Colour Movie Review

Posted by Naomi Bennett on 16 November 2013

Now I do have to add that I first filmed my review in a coffee shop in Soho. I was so emotional I needed to get it out straight away. Even talking about part of the film made me cry. Saying I connected to this film is an understatement. Sadly the sound in Costa Coffee was horrendous so I had to re-film it at home. No tears this time but hopefully still an interesting account of this film.

Read more

Pages