The Way We (All) Were

The Way He Looks A Touching Drama from Brazil Film Review by Ron Merk This wonderful coming of age film from Brazil screened last night at the Castro Theater, part of this year’s Frameline LGBT Film Festival in San Francisco. Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the...

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“Pansy” – A Tour-De-Force Theater Performance

“Pansy” – Prancing As Fast As He Can Theater Review by Ron Merk Run as fast as you can so The New Conservatory Theater in San Francisco to see Evan Johnson’s one-man show, “Pansy.” Evan Johnson created the show in collaboration with Ben Randle, and stars in a true tour-de-force performance as Michael and the titular character Peter Pansy. Evan...

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FUN IN BOYS SHORTS – COMING AT YOU @ FRAMELINE

Fun in Boys Shorts Coming Your Way at Frameline by Ron Merk Okay, okay. Plays on words are just part of the fun coming your way at the upcoming Frameline Film Festival. Double entendre is the lingua franca of the gay community, based both in wit and the need to be careful about what one exposes about oneself to the...

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Band of OUTsiders

Band of OUTsiders – The Boys and Girls in the Band Frameline 2014 by Ron Merk  Indeed the title of this article references some famous titles in film history. I remember the advertising tag line for “The Boys in the Band.” It said The Boys in the Band is Not a Musical. At the time, I don’t think the studio...

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“Show Boat” Keeps On Rollin’ Along at The San Francisco Opera

“SHOW BOAT” KEEPS ON ROLLIN’ ALONG Theater Review by Ron Merk and Ozgur Pamukcu “Show Boat” is based on the Edna Ferber novel, and is a classic of the American musical stage. Last night’s production of the show, part of the summer series of The San Francisco Opera, made it very clear why Show Boat has endured for so long....

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Help Save the California Film Industry – and Win Great Prizes, Too.

WE’RE POSTING SOME INFORMATION OF INTEREST TO ALL OF US WHO WANT TO HELP CREATE MORE JOBS FOR FILM PROFESSIONALS IN CALIFORNIA.  THE FOLLOWING WAS SENT BY SUSANNAH GREASON ROBBINS, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SAN FRANCISCO FILM COMMISSION, AND WE’RE FORWARDING THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO OUR INDIEPLEX READERS. WANT A CHANCE TO WIN A GREAT RAFFLE PRIZE? COME TO...

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