Sunday, October 11, 2009

Day 2: I CAN'T THINK STRAIGHT

Wow! This show has pulled the most ticket sales after the online ticket sales have closed. Glad it got a great crowd. I can't wait to hear what you guys thought of the movie. Did you agree with CITY Newspaper that it should be skipped? And how was the fab Desi Del Valle as a guest? I wish I was there for the Q&A.

NOTE: The short film Back to Life was screened in this program.

photo by Billijo Wolf

6 comments:

D said...

The movie was very enjoyable and the audience loved it! Great energy at the Little on the first Saturday of the festival. There was a great Q&A will Desi and her short film was great. Kudos to the programming committee for two more great picks.

Stefan said...

City newspaper thought this one should be skipped? WTF? I saw it and loved it.

Anonymous said...

E. said...
The short film by Desi and the full length film were both intelligent picks. Distinct in themes, both offered multi layered story lines and were emotionally provoking. Thank you for selecting a foreign film to allow us to identify with gay relations across cultural boundaries.
The acting in the short was raw and natural and accomplished so much in such a small fragment of time. Thank you for the opportunity to speak with Desi after the feature length film and thanks to Desi for her frankness.

Jim said...

City Newspaper couldn't possibly have seen the whole film and written that review. This film was wonderful - funny and touching! Among the best of the "women's films" in recent years!

Anonymous said...

I think CITY Magazine was 100% right. Funny that in the comments on this blog, people are only willing to look critically at SOME movies. If the actors are pretty and it is racism we can laugh at...all is well! I was way more offended by the stereotypes in this film than all of the gore and violence in the ImageOut there shorts. And what a cliche ending!

I am guessing ImageOut put this film in to sell tickets, and I understand the need for that. It is a shame you can't rely on deeper movies for that same purpose with your audiences.

Michael G said...

We actually included it in the lineup because it was good entertainment. It actually consistently lands in the top favorites of LGBT film festival goers. I don't want to be insensitive to the issues you've raised but I did not feel any racism was intentional. Sure the (cultural) stereotypes were there for comedy effect. But I didn't think they were offensive as the people involved in the film belonged to that culture. In a sense they were "laughing with us" instead of us "laughing at them." The majority of the audience loved this film so I'm glad it could be shown at ImageOut. But I'm sure you are not alone in finding the film shallow or maybe even offensive. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.