Here’s today’s lineup at the 31st annual Boston LGBT Film Festival – writeups are courtesy of the festival press release:
FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH
Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Theatre. 7:00 PM
SEED MONEY: THE CHUCK HOLMES STORY. Directed by Michael Stabile. ?. USA.
Videographer Chuck Holmes almost singlehandedly took gay porn from the back alleys to the mainstream with his legendary Falcon Studios, building a worldwide empire of flesh and fantasy and contributing mightily to gay pride along the way. But when he attempted to use his fortune to fund the growing gay rights movement, he was dealt a much harsher reality. Language: English
Museum of Fine Arts, Remis. 7:00 PM
WELCOME TO THIS HOUSE: A FILM ON ELIZABETH BISHOP. Directed by Barbara Hammer. 79 min. USA. Welcome To This House, a feature documentary film on the homes and loves of poet Elizabeth Bishop, is about life in the shadows, and the anxiety of art making without full lesbian disclosure. Hammer filmed in Bishop’s best loved homes in the U.S., Canada, and Brazil, believing that buildings and landscapes bear cultural memories. Interviews with poets, friends, and scholars provide missing documents of numerous female lovers. Bishop’s intimate poems and the creative music composition by Joan La Barbara bring the poet into our lives with new facts and unexpected details Language: English
Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Theatre. 9:00 PM
GUIDANCE. Directed by Pat Mills. 81 min. Canada.
David Gore, 36, a pathologically immature former child actor, has never been able to get over high school. Today, he was just diagnosed with skin cancer and got fired from the last acting gig he could get. Desperate for money and with nothing else to lose, he fakes his resume, and gets a job as a high school guidance counselor. The students of Grusin High love him – it might be because he drinks and smokes with them. But this is just the beginning of his downward spiral. When he meets Jabrielle, a teenaged outcast who’s just as screwed up as he is, he might learn that in the company of teenagers, sometimes you can go too far, especially when it comes to committing a ridiculous crime. Language: English