Trans filmmaker gets political with ‘Dark Money’

By : Brian T. Carney OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Although Reed didn’t realize it at the time, “Dark Money” was born on Jan. 10, 2010 when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Citizens United case.

“It just didn’t make any sense to me,” she says, “that corporations are people and money is speech and therefore corporations can give unlimited money to campaigns. I am very skeptical of slippery slope arguments, but you could just see how more and more money was going to be consolidated in the hands of fewer and fewer people who were richer and richer and that the voice of the everyday citizen was going to get drowned out. And that is what has happened.”

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Maine woman playing transgender teen on the big screen

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ABOVE: Transgender actress Nicole Maines moving from documentaries to film. Photo courtesy of Teen Vogue. 

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) | A transgender former middle school student who fought to use the bathroom of her choice in Maine is preparing for her big screen debut.

Nicole Maines is starring in the indie horror film “Bit” as a transgender teen trying to co-exist with and understand a group of feminist vampires in Los Angeles.

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Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins’ secret affair heads to the big screen

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Out actor Tab Hunter in his hunky ‘50s heyday. Photo courtesy the Film Collaborative.

J.J. Abrams and Zachary Quinto are teaming up to bring the story of Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins’ secret love affair to the big screen, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Trapped in the Trade: Film Viewing and Discussion

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Paving The Way Foundation will be hosting a screening of Trapped in the Trade, a docudrama that shines a light on the world of human trafficking. The film is compelling, engaging and deeply human; showing the reality of unknown dangers in relationships and the allure of being a part of the “in” crowd. It also offers hope by encouraging and empowering you to take action. Following the film a Mission Ambassador with Paving the Way Foundation will lead a conversation designed to empower you to take actions that can prevent children from being trafficked. Recommended for children 12 and up with parent supervision. Sensitive topics will be discussed.

An Evening about Harvey Milk at Ramat Shalom

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Join us as we explore the legacy of famed Jewish activist and politician, Harvey Milk.  The 2008 film, “Milk”, will be shown followed by a presentation by Miriam Richter, Director and Counsel to the Harvey Milk Foundation.

Gay teen rom-com ‘Love, Simon’ releases ‘romantic as F’ second trailer

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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The second trailer for coming-of-age film “Love, Simon” has dropped and shows the film is a typical teen drama except for one thing. Simon, the main character, is gay.

In the trailer, Simon (Nick Robinson) shows that he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. However, he’s been hiding that he’s gay. When another student at school, anonymously named “Blue,” reveals online that he’s closeted, he and Simon strike up an online friendship.

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Trapped In The Trade: Film Viewing and Discussion

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Paving The Way Foundation will be hosting a screening of Trapped in the Trade, a docudrama that shines a light on the world of human trafficking. The film is compelling, engaging and deeply human; showing the reality of unknown dangers in relationships and the allure of being a part of the “in” crowd. It also offers hope by encouraging and empowering you to take action. Following the film a Mission Ambassador with Paving the Way Foundation will be leading a conversation designed to empower you to take actions that can prevent children from being trafficked. Recommended for children 12 and up with parent supervision. Sensitive topics will be discussed.

Screenwriting 101

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How many times have you thought, “I have a great idea for a movie!” Join Jennie Jarvis, award-winning screenwriter and educator, as she walks you through the basics of what it takes to write a feature film. Learn motion picture formatting, structuring a film and tips on how to sell an idea to Hollywood!

ThanksKilling The Musical at Orlando Fringe 2017

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After critically acclaimed and sold out productions in Seattle, New York  Columbus and Atlanta, ThanksKilling The Musical flies into Central Florida this spring. Get ready Orlando, Turkie is coming for you!

ThanksKilling, which features music by Jeff Thomson (Trails, Jawbreaker, Pump Up the Volume) and lyrics by Jordan Mann (Trails, Jawbreaker), was conceived in partnership with David Eck and is adapted from the cult film by Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart. ThanksKilling, based on the film of the same name is about five college kids headed home for Thanksgiving break who cross paths with a homicidal turkey possessed by an ancient Indian curse. Horror and hilarity ensue, as the teens must stop the manic bird before he kills them all.

Produced by JMEG Theatrical (Johnnie Maier III and Eddie Gomez), under the Direction of Meghan Marsh.

ThanksKilling will receive five performances as part of the 26th Annual Orlando Fringe Festival, which is being presented at Loch Haven Park (777 E Princeton St Orlando, FL 32803).

ThanksKilling The Musical will be inside the Festival’s SILVER Venue which is in the Orlando Rep’s Edyth Bush Theatre.

Dates/Times:

Thurs. May 18th @ 8:45pm

Sat. May 20th @ 10:30pm

Mon. May 22nd @ 10:45pm

Thurs. May 25th @ 9:00pm

Sun. May 28th @ 10:30pm

The show runs 60 minutes complete with fun, laughs, bird puns, drinking games, and so much more. This is a sight to see!

Cast: Ricky Cona, Kit Cleto, Fredy Ruiz, Matt Rothenberg, Ale Martinez, Blake Heinricks, Kayla Alvarez, Jeffrey Sadecky, Rachel Whittington, and Johnnie Maier.

Choreography: Michelle Alagna

Fight Choreography: Mike Marin

Music Direction: David Foust

Costuming: Valerie Henley

Stage Manager: Sean Duncan

Scenic Designer: Brendan Abernathy

Tickets Available at: www.orlandofringe.org

Follow ThanksKilling on Twitter (@SingingTurkie), Instagram (thankskillingmusical), and Facebook (@thankskillingorlando).

 

THIS IS ONE YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS!

 

ThanksKilling The Musical at Orlando Fringe 2017

By : Alex Storer
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After critically acclaimed and sold out productions in Seattle, New York  Columbus and Atlanta, ThanksKilling The Musical flies into Central Florida this spring. Get ready Orlando, Turkie is coming for you!

ThanksKilling, which features music by Jeff Thomson (Trails, Jawbreaker, Pump Up the Volume) and lyrics by Jordan Mann (Trails, Jawbreaker), was conceived in partnership with David Eck and is adapted from the cult film by Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart. ThanksKilling, based on the film of the same name is about five college kids headed home for Thanksgiving break who cross paths with a homicidal turkey possessed by an ancient Indian curse. Horror and hilarity ensue, as the teens must stop the manic bird before he kills them all.

Produced by JMEG Theatrical (Johnnie Maier III and Eddie Gomez), under the Direction of Meghan Marsh.

ThanksKilling will receive five performances as part of the 26th Annual Orlando Fringe Festival, which is being presented at Loch Haven Park (777 E Princeton St Orlando, FL 32803).

ThanksKilling The Musical will be inside the Festival’s SILVER Venue which is in the Orlando Rep’s Edyth Bush Theatre.

Dates/Times:

Thurs. May 18th @ 8:45pm

Sat. May 20th @ 10:30pm

Mon. May 22nd @ 10:45pm

Thurs. May 25th @ 9:00pm

Sun. May 28th @ 10:30pm

The show runs 60 minutes complete with fun, laughs, bird puns, drinking games, and so much more. This is a sight to see!

Cast: Ricky Cona, Kit Cleto, Fredy Ruiz, Matt Rothenberg, Ale Martinez, Blake Heinricks, Kayla Alvarez, Jeffrey Sadecky, Rachel Whittington, and Johnnie Maier.

Choreography: Michelle Alagna

Fight Choreography: Mike Marin

Music Direction: David Foust

Costuming: Valerie Henley

Stage Manager: Sean Duncan

Scenic Designer: Brendan Abernathy

Tickets Available at: www.orlandofringe.org

Follow ThanksKilling on Twitter (@SingingTurkie), Instagram (thankskillingmusical), and Facebook (@thankskillingorlando).

 

THIS IS ONE YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS!

 

ThanksKilling The Musical at Orlando Fringe 2017

By : Alex Storer
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After critically acclaimed and sold out productions in Seattle, New York  Columbus and Atlanta, ThanksKilling The Musical flies into Central Florida this spring. Get ready Orlando, Turkie is coming for you!

ThanksKilling, which features music by Jeff Thomson (Trails, Jawbreaker, Pump Up the Volume) and lyrics by Jordan Mann (Trails, Jawbreaker), was conceived in partnership with David Eck and is adapted from the cult film by Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart. ThanksKilling, based on the film of the same name is about five college kids headed home for Thanksgiving break who cross paths with a homicidal turkey possessed by an ancient Indian curse. Horror and hilarity ensue, as the teens must stop the manic bird before he kills them all.

Produced by JMEG Theatrical (Johnnie Maier III and Eddie Gomez), under the Direction of Meghan Marsh.

ThanksKilling will receive five performances as part of the 26th Annual Orlando Fringe Festival, which is being presented at Loch Haven Park (777 E Princeton St Orlando, FL 32803).

ThanksKilling The Musical will be inside the Festival’s SILVER Venue which is in the Orlando Rep’s Edyth Bush Theatre.

Dates/Times:

Thurs. May 18th @ 8:45pm

Sat. May 20th @ 10:30pm

Mon. May 22nd @ 10:45pm

Thurs. May 25th @ 9:00pm

Sun. May 28th @ 10:30pm

The show runs 60 minutes complete with fun, laughs, bird puns, drinking games, and so much more. This is a sight to see!

Cast: Ricky Cona, Kit Cleto, Fredy Ruiz, Matt Rothenberg, Ale Martinez, Blake Heinricks, Kayla Alvarez, Jeffrey Sadecky, Rachel Whittington, and Johnnie Maier.

Choreography: Michelle Alagna

Fight Choreography: Mike Marin

Music Direction: David Foust

Costuming: Valerie Henley

Stage Manager: Sean Duncan

Scenic Designer: Brendan Abernathy

Tickets Available at: www.orlandofringe.org

Follow ThanksKilling on Twitter (@SingingTurkie), Instagram (thankskillingmusical), and Facebook (@thankskillingorlando).

 

THIS IS ONE YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS!

 

ThanksKilling The Musical at Orlando Fringe 2017

By : Alex Storer
Comments: 0

After critically acclaimed and sold out productions in Seattle, New York  Columbus and Atlanta, ThanksKilling The Musical flies into Central Florida this spring. Get ready Orlando, Turkie is coming for you!

ThanksKilling, which features music by Jeff Thomson (Trails, Jawbreaker, Pump Up the Volume) and lyrics by Jordan Mann (Trails, Jawbreaker), was conceived in partnership with David Eck and is adapted from the cult film by Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart. ThanksKilling, based on the film of the same name is about five college kids headed home for Thanksgiving break who cross paths with a homicidal turkey possessed by an ancient Indian curse. Horror and hilarity ensue, as the teens must stop the manic bird before he kills them all.

Produced by JMEG Theatrical (Johnnie Maier III and Eddie Gomez), under the Direction of Meghan Marsh.

ThanksKilling will receive five performances as part of the 26th Annual Orlando Fringe Festival, which is being presented at Loch Haven Park (777 E Princeton St Orlando, FL 32803).

ThanksKilling The Musical will be inside the Festival’s SILVER Venue which is in the Orlando Rep’s Edyth Bush Theatre.

Dates/Times:

Thurs. May 18th @ 8:45pm

Sat. May 20th @ 10:30pm

Mon. May 22nd @ 10:45pm

Thurs. May 25th @ 9:00pm

Sun. May 28th @ 10:30pm

The show runs 60 minutes complete with fun, laughs, bird puns, drinking games, and so much more. This is a sight to see!

Cast: Ricky Cona, Kit Cleto, Fredy Ruiz, Matt Rothenberg, Ale Martinez, Blake Heinricks, Kayla Alvarez, Jeffrey Sadecky, Rachel Whittington, and Johnnie Maier.

Choreography: Michelle Alagna

Fight Choreography: Mike Marin

Music Direction: David Foust

Costuming: Valerie Henley

Stage Manager: Sean Duncan

Scenic Designer: Brendan Abernathy

Tickets Available at: www.orlandofringe.org

Follow ThanksKilling on Twitter (@SingingTurkie), Instagram (thankskillingmusical), and Facebook (@thankskillingorlando).

 

THIS IS ONE YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS!