Damn These Heels Film Festival: Compared to What? The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank

Damn These Heels Film Festival: Compared to What? The Improbable...
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The doc serves up Frank in all of his Wildean wittiness, showing how he could demolish his political adversaries in hilarious, rapid-fire debate, while never backing down from his convictions. … read more

Damn These Heels Film Festival: Appropriate Behavior

Damn These Heels Film Festival: Appropriate Behavior
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This Brooklyn-20-something-hipster comedy sparkles with Lena Dunham–like wit and relies heavily on the kind of unapologetic humor made famous by Girls, so it’s fitting that the film’s Iranian-American writer, director and actor, Desiree Akhavan, will join the show’s cast for its upcoming fourth season.  … read more

Damn These Heels Film Festival: Lady Valor: The Kristen Beck Story

Damn These Heels Film Festival: Lady Valor: The Kristen Beck...
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In 2013, former Navy Seal Christopher Beck came out as Kristen, a transgender woman. After 20 years of serving in combat missions in war zones across the world, her new mission—to find inner happiness and to raise awareness of trans issues in the military—has been one of her most exhausting and most challenging. … read more

Damn These Heels Film Festival: Tom at the Farm

Damn These Heels Film Festival: Tom at the Farm
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Tom at the Farm, Xavier Dolan’s fourth feature (preceding this year’s Mommy), retains the striking visual storytelling and smart dialogue of his other films, yet takes them into a different realm altogether—that of the psychological thriller. … read more

Damn These Heels Film Festival: Dual

Damn These Heels Film Festival: Dual
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On her last shift working as a shuttle driver in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Tina (Nina Rakovec) meets Iben (Mia Jexen), a quirky Danish traveller stranded on her way to Greece. Over the next day, the two quickly develop an intense and cryptic relationship over cakes, beer and kittens. … read more

Damn These Heels Film Festival: The Way He Looks

Damn These Heels Film Festival: The Way He Looks
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While the world watched a bunch of sweaty men kicking around balls in Brazil, I was watching this coming of age story of a rebellious, blind and gay Brazilian teenager. Leonardo (Fabio Audi) desperately wants to get away from his loving yet overprotective parents; his best friend and sidekick, Giovana (Tess Amorim), desperately wants to turn their friendship into something more. … read more

Damn These Heels Film Festival: Mala Mala

Damn These Heels Film Festival: Mala Mala
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This gorgeous and well-made documentary pulls its audience right into the heart and soul of the contemporary Puerto Rican trans* community, through intimate portrayals of nine of its members, including a diverse cast of genderbending drag performers, transgender sex workers, business owners and activists. … read more

Damn These Heels Film Festival 2015

Damn These Heels Film Festival 2015
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The 2015 Damn These Heels Film Festival played at the Utah Film Center from July 10 – 12, featuring independent films that meditate on queerness, love and society. … read more

Damn These Heels Presents: Oriented

Damn These Heels Presents: Oriented
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Paramount to Oriented are the conflicts and confluences within each of the three characters’ personal expression of his Palestinian nationalism and his sexuality. “The complexity of their identity is bonkers,” says Witzenfeld. “The fact that they can speak about it with such control, command and self-awareness inspires me enormously.” … read more

Damn These Heels Film Review: AWOL

Damn These Heels Film Review: AWOL
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Star-crossed lovers in rural American towns is something that we’ve seen before, but Shoval’s portrayal of a potential army recruit named Joey and her illicit romance with local housewife Rayna manages to breathe new, melancholy life into the genre. … read more