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Queer Brazil on Film

Queer Brazil on Film

BY GARY M. KRAMER | A program of six shorts and five features depicting LGBTQ life in Brazil — all of them New York City premieres — will screen in the Bartos Screening Room at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, July 28-29. A full rundown of the weekend’s program, co-presented with Cinema Tropical and […]

A Preston Sturges Gem from the Attic

A Preston Sturges Gem from the Attic

BY DAVID NOH | No one wrote women better than Preston Sturges. Whether it was delectable Nancy Carroll’s Brooklyn dance hall hostess who winds up on Park Avenue in “Child of Manhattan”; the dual role of princess and commoner that Sylvia Sidney, given a glorious reprise from tenement weepers, played in the charming “Thirty Day […]

East River Idylls   

East River Idylls   

BY LAUREN PRICE | Long Island City in southwestern Queens — running from the East River and Newtown Creek to Broadway and east to roughly 51 Street and Hobart Street — is home to some 70,000 residents, according to the Long Island City Partnership. Sometimes referred to as Hunters Point, the neighborhood is transforming itself […]

Carol Ann Speaks Her Peace

Carol Ann Speaks Her Peace

BY DAVID NOH | Christina Crawford disdains it, Faye Dunaway won’t talk about it, Diana Scarwid and Mara Hobel aren’t saying anything, so what a blessing it was to encounter the delightfully outspoken Rutanya Alda, who is truly our link to the Holy Grail of gay cult movies, “Mommie Dearest.” Alda, who played Joan Crawford’s lifelong […]