Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Michael Gamilla's Picks

This is a good year to be adventurous with your film choices!

THE AMAZING TRUTH ABOUT QUEEN RAQUELA and EBONY CHUNKY LOVE: BITCH CAN'T GET A DATE are two films that exemplify the maturity and diversity of this year’s film lineup – and they are also quite easy to miss, due in part to the relative unpopularity of their genre and topics.

I love QUEEN RAQUELA for its daring technique and unique perspective. But what makes it special is its ability to mesmerize its audiences with its unpredictability – you just never know what the charming Raquela is going to do next. It’s also one really entertaining film, and just for the record, it is NOT a documentary!

EBONY CHUNKY LOVE manages to be both funny and insightful at the same time. The popular radio personality Keith Price is simply a barrel of laughter. I wish I had him on speed dial for moments when my spirit needs lifting up! He also speaks to everyone when he challenges the popular notion of what’s gay and beautiful. Honey, you just need to believe that you are fab just as you are!

~ Michael Gamilla, Programming Co-chair

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