Former fashion impresario Tom Ford directs this drama based on a short story by Christopher Isherwood. In a BAFTA-winning performance, Colin Firth stars as George Falconer, a middle-aged English professor in 1960s Los Angeles, who is grieving the recent death of his long-time partner Jim (Matthew Goode). The relationship between the two men is traced in a series of flashbacks. Meanwhile, over the course of a single day, George dwells on his past and his seemingly bleak future; seeks consolation from his closest friend, Charley (Julianne Moore); has an unexpected encounter with a Spanish prostitute (Jon Kortajarena); and is stalked by over-enthusiastic student Kenny (Nicholas Hoult).
Starring: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult Director: Tom Ford, Writer: Christopher Isherwood
When singer, Rudy Donatello (Tony Award winner, Alan Cumming) meets ambitious lawyer, Paul Fliger (Garret Dillahunt), little do they know they are about to embark on the biggest and most important journey of their lives.
When Rudy's neighbour is arrested and sent to jail, the couple take in her teenage son, Marco (Isaac Leyva) and they quickly become the family that Marco has always wanted. But when their alternative living arrangements are exposed, the family become subject to prejudice from everyone around them. The pair then becomes embroiled in a fight against a biased legal system to keep the child they have come to love as their own.
Winner of numerous international audience awards and inspired by a touching true story, Any Day Now is an emotional drama, which resonates on a universal level and reminds us of the importance of never giving up.
Frankie, an aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn, is having a miserable summer.
With his father dying and his mother wanting him to find a girlfriend, Frankie escapes the bleakness of his home life by causing trouble with his delinquent friends and flirting with older men online. When his chatting and webcamming intensify, he finally starts hooking up with guys at a nearby cruising beach while simultaneously entering into a cautious relationship with a young woman. As Frankie struggles to reconcile his competing desires, his decisions leave him hurtling toward irreparable consequences.
Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace--infamous pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship and extravagance, he lit up every stage he performed on, as bright as his candelabras and with a unique flair that gained him millions of devoted fans across the globe.
In the summer of 1977, handsome young stranger Scott Thorson walked into Liberace’s dressing room and, despite their age difference and seemingly different worlds, the two embarked on a secretive five-year love affair. To the outside world Scott was an employee, at most a friend, but behind closed doors his life with Liberace was an intense rollercoaster of hedonistic fun, flamboyance and excess.
Starring Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, Behind The Candelabra tells the fascinating true story of their glamorous life together and their tempestuous relationship--from the glitz and glamour of the early days in Las Vegas to their very bitter and public break-up.
Drama from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ang Lee starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger. Set against the sweeping vistas of Wyoming and Texas, the film tells the story of two young men - a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy - who meet in the summer of 1963, and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys, and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love. Both young men seem certain of their set places in the heartland, obtaining steady work, marrying, and raising a family. Yet, they both hunger for something beyond what they can articulate. When Aguirre (Randy Quaid) dispatches them to work as sheepherders up on the majestic Brokeback Mountain, they gravitate towards camaraderie and then a deeper intimacy. Lee won a Best Director Academy Award.
Starring: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Randy Quaid, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams
'A bit overrated in my opinion and I struggled to hear what Heath Ledger was mumbling half the time.' At least it was good to see a 'gay storyline movie' being so high profile in cinemas and Hollywood that year.
Based on murders that took place between 1962 and 1979 in New York city, Cruising follows the story of police detective Steve Burns (Al Pacino)as he tries to solve a number of brutal murder cases in the gay community. Cruising received a multitude of publicity when it was released due to the censorship row that surrounded it.
Starring: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox, Don Scardino
Diego lives in an ultra-conservative suburb of East LA, and is in an unhappy relationship with his closeted estate agent boyfriend Pablo. The pair finally decide to split after Diego has had enough of playing a Mexican immigrant in Pablo's fetish games, only for Pablo to woo Diego's spoilt and bratty Aunt Bianca (a hilarious turn from Gladys Jimenez, star of camp classic `Illegal Aliens'). As it happens, its the perfect time to be single, and out, in East LA, as the neighbourhood suddenly makes a name for itself as the property hot spot for young gay men, and soon Diego's eyes start to roam. When the dashing Wes and his outrageous boyfriend Jon move in next door, tensions start to grow. Jon is petrified by the Hispanic locale and makes ludicrous claims about his impending gay-bashing. Wes, meanwhile, falls head over heels for neighbour Diego. Hilarious, feel-good and scorchingly hot from start to finish, East Side Story tells an uplifting tale about loving thy neighbour... and not getting caught!
Starring: Rene Alvarado, Luis Accinelli, David Beron, Steve Callahan, Michael Cassady
John Waters expands the definition of female trouble in this mutant tribute to good-girl-gone-bad drive-in melodramas. The girl is, of course, cross-dressing cult icon Divine, Waters's plus-sized muse. Divine is at her most gleefully outrageous as teenage brat Dawn Davenport, who runs away from home and into a life of wanton hedonism all because she didn't get cha-cha heels for Christmas. Almost immediately she's molested by a sleazy motorcycle thug (also played by Divine--is this Waters's idea of "love thyself"?), but she doesn't let motherhood interfere with her plans of stardom and turns herself into an unlikely fashion statement in an apocalyptic fashion show. Waters's fourth feature, a follow-up to the midnight movie hit Pink Flamingos, is just as cinematically primitive and even more gleefully vulgar, right down to the electric climax of Dawn's road to everlasting fame.
Starring: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey