Friday, July 23, 2010


Angelina Jolie + explosions + espionage=What I MUST see this weekend.

Full review forthcoming...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fagbug Screening Tonight at the Little

ImageOut's presentation of 8: The Mormon Proposition (which you're all going to, right?) tomorrow night isn't the only Pride Week screening worth checking out. The Gay Alliance and Little Theatre are teaming up for a single showing of the documentary Fagbug tonight at 6:30. It's a really great movie, so don't miss your one-night-only opportunity to watch it on the big screen and meet the film's director, Erin Davies.

From the Little Theatre's site:

The Gay Alliance Anti-Violence Project and The Little Theatre welcomes filmmaker Erin Davies and Fagbug to Rochester Pride! Following the screening will be a Talkback with Erin. The Little Talkback Series is made possible through support from the New York State Council on the Arts.

On the 11th Annual National Day of Silence, Erin Davies was victim to a hate crime in Albany, New York. Because of sporting a rainbow sticker on her VW Beetle, Erin's car was vandalized, left with the words "fag" and "u r gay" placed on the driver's side window and hood of her car. Despite initial shock and embarrassment, Erin decided to embrace what happened by leaving the graffiti on her car. She took her car, now known worldwide as the "fagbug," on a 58-day trip around the United States and Canada. Along the way, Erin discovered other, more serious hate crimes, had people attempt to remove the graffiti, and experimented with having a male drive her car. After driving the fagbug for one year, Erin decided to give her car a makeover.

Erin's mission is to raise awareness about hate crimes and homophobia in our society, to give a voice for those who are silent, to inspire others to take a stand against bullies and to be an example of how to overcome obstacles in bringing a creative project to life.

Meet Erin and see the car that started it all!

Tickets for the screening are $6.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Happy Pride!

Rochester's Pride Calendar is busting at the seems this year! ImageOut will be at a number of events this week including the parade, festival, and picnic, and our own big night of course.

Join us at the Cinema Theater on Thursday night (July 15) at 7pm for an ImageRaisers special screening of 8: The Mormon Proposition

After the screening, a panel of local folks in-touch with the themes of the film will participate in a panel discussing Proposition 8, The involvement of churches in bolstering the legistlation, and the wider issues of sexuality and the Mormon church.

Tickets are $7 in advance ($8 at the door). Advance sales can be found at:

Corn Hill Fine Wine & Spirits, 260 Exchange Blvd
Equal=Grounds, 750 South Ave
Hedonist Artisan Chocolates, 674 South Ave
OUTlandish Video & Gifts, 274 N Goodman St
Parkleigh, 215 Park Ave

Get in some learning before the party weekend begins!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Little Theater Discount

Who doesn't love a deal?

Today only, Rochesterians can get a super deal for one of ImageOut's BFFs, the Little Theater. $9 for one movie ticket, specialty coffee, and a dessert. That saves you $10!

Groupon, an internet marketing and discount website, offers a different area deal each day. Be sure to check them out soon!

Make sure to read all of the terms and conditions while you are there.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Joan Rivers Documentary

Opening at the Little Theatre in downtown Rochester this weekend is JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, one of my favorite documentaries from my film festival travels this season.
A couple of filmmakers, Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg, followed the comedian for a year giving the audiences a look at the life and career of a truly hardworking woman. Today, most people know Joan if at all as an almost caricature-like poster child of plastic surgery and for her borderline tasteless jokes thrown at celebrities during red-carpet events. This film reveals a businesswoman who needs to, almost pathologically, keep her calendar booked with comedy gigs and such to maintain her lavish NYC lifestyle and to support her staff and dependents. Most importantly, the documentary shows us, the viewers, a very funny woman -- from her humble beginnings as a struggling act whose "revolutionary" writing and comedy style paved the way for the likes of Roseanne Barr and Kathy Griffin, up to her triumphant success as a reality star in Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice." But beyond the laughter, we are introduced to a complex and interesting human being. I truly cried and laughed when I saw this film in Toronto a couple of months ago. And she totally gained my utmost respect.
The film premiered at Sundance last January. Since then, it has screened at various international film festivals. While technically not a GLBT film, I seriously considered it for ImageOut 18. Our audiences would have truly enjoyed it. But now I'm glad that Rochester will get a chance to see it anyway. And I recommend you do.