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January 22, 2014

'Burger' was awarded a major accolade for its depiction of LGBTI characters in a Cardiff burger bar

A gay short film has won a major award at Sundance Film Festvial.

'Burger, directed by Magnus Mork, won the Special Jury Award for Direction and Ensemble Acting for its depiction of gay visitors to a late-night burger bar in Cardiff, UK.

The short drama was praised by the jury ‘for its uncanny observation of complex social dynamics and succeeding when it could have gone so wrong.’

The director was present at the ceremony in Parks City, Utah on 21 January to receive the accolade.

January 20, 2014

US actor Robert De Niro has screened a documentary on his painter father Robert De Niro Sr who left his mother in 1945 when he realized he was gay

Robert De Niro has screened a 40 minute documentary on his gay artist father at the Sundance Film Festival, telling a Q and A panel that he wanted his younger kids to know who their grandfather had been.

‘I did this for him,’ De Niro told festival-goers at the Yarrow Theater after the screening on Sunday.

‘I wanted my younger kids who were born after he died to know what their grandfather did. I even kept his painting studio intact so they could see it.’

January 18, 2014

Speaking prior to the premiere of documentary 'To Be Takei', the Star Trek actor condemned Gov. Gary Herbert, likening his decision to not recognise same-sex marriages to 'tying to put toothpaste back in the tube'

Actor George Takei has condemned Utah govenor Gary Herbert’s decision not to recognise same-sex marriages performed in the state, calling him ‘mean’ for discriminating against over 1,300 married same-sex couples in the state.

Speaking in Salt Lake City, where he is promoting his latest film ‘To Be Takei’ at the Sundance film festival, the Star Trek actor let his feelings for the anti-gay governor of Utah be known.

August 5, 2013

Allen Ginsberg biopic film documenting his early years at Columbia University will star British boy wizard actor

With a 100% rating on review site Rotten Tomatoes and critics raving at the Sundance Film Festival, the hopes are high for Daniel Radcliffe’s latest offering. Can he once again work his magic playing another boy with glasses?

The British boy wizard actor will be taking on Allen Ginsberg in a film about his life, exploring the gay beat poet's early years at Columbia University.

March 11, 2013

'The companies say they don't like my image'

Oz the Great and Powerful star James Franco is king of the box office right now but says his gay-themed films are costing him advertising campaigns.

The films Kink and Leather Bar premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year and caused much buzz. Now at the South by Southwest Film Festival with Spring Breakers, Franco talked about the fallout.

February 23, 2013

His movie Keep the Lights On is up for four awards on Saturday

When the Oscars are being handed out in Hollywood on Sunday (24 February), Ira Sachs will be on a plane flying back to his home in New York City.

He came to Los Angeles this week for another awards ceremony - Saturday's Independent Spirits Awards - where his film, Keep the Lights On, is up for four awards.

January 19, 2013

Daniel Radcliffe stars as Allen Ginsberg in the Sundance Film Festival premiere of Kill Your Darlings 

Daniel Radcliffe distances himself further from his Harry Potter image by taking on a role that involves drugs, death and gay sex.

Premiering today at the Sundance Film Festival, Kill Your Darlings casts Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg, American poet and one of the leading figures of the Beat generation in the 1950s.

Director John Krokidas explained that Radcliffe's character starts as a dutiful son who spends his time taking care of others but eventually spills over with repressed passion.

December 19, 2012

Trailer for raunchy new film 'Interior. Leather Bar' released and sees Oscar nominee delve into the world of gay fetish clubs

A trailer for James Franco's latest film about a gay S&M scene cut from 80s thriller 'Cruising' is out and sees the Oscar nominee play an actor forced to explore the limits of his sexuality.

'Interior. Leather Bar' is inspired by the 40 minutes of footage which director William Friedkin was forced to drop from the Al Pacino movie to avoid receiving an X rating for its cinema release.

The film, which is part of the Sundance Film Festival's official selection, is a world away from Franco's part in upcoming Disney fantasy 'Oz: The Great and Powerful'.

April 26, 2012

Films, live music performances and talks hit London’s Greenwich with visit of Sundance festival

America's largest independent film festival is coming to Britain today.

The Sundance Film Festival will be taking place at the 02 in Greenwich, south east London and there’s some treats we reckon you’re going to love.

In addition to films, there will be live music performances and other events held each evening from 26 to 29 April.

December 29, 2011

Dee Rees spent years trying to bring story of Brooklyn teen girl's complicated coming out and coming of age story to the screen

After nearly a year of earning raves on the film festival circuit - including the Sundance Film Festival - Dee Rees will see her debut film, Pariah, finally open in U.S. theaters on Friday (30 December).

Rees is the writer-director behind this drama that tells the story of Aleke, a 17-year-old African-American woman in Brooklyn with a flair for poetry. Aleke is embracing her identity as a lesbian  but must deal with a controlling mother and trying to find her place in the lesbian world.