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A Kid Like Jake: A Sensitive, But Safe Story About a Gender-Expansive Child and His Parents

A Kid Like Jake: A Sensitive, But Safe Story About a Gender-Expansive Child and His Parents

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Alex and Greg Wheeler (Claire Danes and Jim Parsons) are like any other parents of a four-year-old child. They want their son Jake (Leo James Davis) to get a good education, have friends, be happy and express himself creatively in any way he sees fit. They come to

Documentary ‘Kiki’ Explores Issues LGBT Youth of Color Face, Screening in SA

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. It’s tough to find a review of Swedish filmmaker Sara Jordenö’s 2016 documentary Kiki that doesn’t reference Jennie Livingston’s iconic 1990 film Paris Is Burning. The New York Times went so far as to call Kiki “a spiritual descendant of Ms. Livingston’s film.” Co-written by Jordenö and Twiggy

‘Disobedience’ is a Mature, Lesbian Narrative Exploring Conflict Between Free Will, Religious Obligation

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. After earning an Oscar this year for his compassionate foreign-language drama A Fantastic Woman (Una Mujer Fantástica), Chilean director Sebastián Lelio makes his American film debut with Disobedience, a seductive and mature love story between two women with ties to an Orthodox Jewish community in London. Esti Kuperman

SA’s Armie Hammer Honored at Texas Film Awards

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Hollywood heartthrob and San Antonio business owner Armie Hammer may have missed an Oscar nomination this go-round, but he landed Variety‘s One to Acclaim Award which recognizes breakout film talents. The Austin Film Society presented Hammer with the accolade on March 8 at its 18th annual Texas Film

My Two Loves, the bisexual love story made in SA

Some of you may remember a delightful movie that was completely filmed here in San Antonio titled My Two Loves. It starred Lynn Redgrave and Mariette Hartley. In My Two Loves, Gail Springer (Mariette Hartley) plays a widow who is courted by her dead husband’s best friend Ben (Barry Newman). Her search for emotional stability leads her

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