Damn These Heels Film Review: MAJOR!

Damn These Heels Film Review: MAJOR!
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In her biographical doc, MAJOR!, director Annalise Ophelian celebrates the immense life and history of Miss Major. … read more

Damn These Heels Film Review: Out Run

Damn These Heels Film Review: Out Run
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Out Run illuminates the complexities of LGBTQ+ lives and identities and how they interact with political movements, cultural norms and global progress toward—or away from—LGBTQ+ equality. … read more

Damn These Heels Film Review: Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four

Damn These Heels Film Review: Southwest of Salem: The Story...
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Southwest of Salem tells a shockingly similar tale of a trial that took place in San Antonio back in 1994. Both cases involved four lesbian women of color, and both cases clearly demonstrate how conservative mob mentality can hijack the criminal justice system.

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2016 Damn These Heels Film Reviews

2016 Damn These Heels Film Reviews
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Featuring films like Desde Allá (Lorenzo Vigas), Southwest of Salem (Deborah Esquenazi) and more, the Utah Film Center’s 13th annual Damn These Heels Film Festival continues to celebrate LGBTQ films, filmmakers and narratives. … read more

Damn These Heels Film Review: Closet Monster

Damn These Heels Film Review: Closet Monster
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Like the title implies, Closet Monster is a film about the deep, dark fears that are born somewhere in our childhood. In the case of the film’s main character Oscar (Connor Jessup) however, these repressed anxieties are attached to his own homosexuality. It’s a well-illustrated look at the sexual confusion that many young people face, especially when negative stereotypes continue to perpetuate among those they care about. … read more

Damn These Heels Film Review: Set the Thames on Fire

Damn These Heels Film Review: Set the Thames on Fire
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In what may well be the most WTF-worthy film of the festival, Ben Charles Edwards’ Set the Thames on Fire is a beautifully dark fairy tale that calls to mind the films of Terry Gilliam and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Taking place in a dystopic shadow of London, which has been drowned by the slow rise of the River Thames, Set the Thames on Fire introduces itself as “an agony in three acts.” … read more

Damn These Heels Film Review: From Afar

Damn These Heels Film Review: From Afar
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Venezuelan director Lorenzo Vigas’ Golden Lion–winning feature debut is a terse and gripping story of two men and their relationship’s shifting dynamics of power, affection and closeness. … read more

Damn These Heels 2017: Pushing Dead

Damn These Heels 2017: Pushing Dead
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As a whole, Pushing Dead tells an important story. Cultural sensitivity for those who suffer from HIV and AIDS has taken a serious hit, and we can all relate to Don’s frustrating experience with the American healthcare system. … read more

Damn These Heels 2017: Femme Brutal

Damn These Heels 2017: Femme Brutal
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Femme Brutal functions as both a venue for the performances of Club Burlesque Brutal and a stage for the performers to discuss their motivations for orchestrating these performances. … read more

Damn These Heels 2017: The Untamed

Damn These Heels 2017: The Untamed
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Amat Escalante’s The Untamed is a film that borders on obsessed when it comes to the sexual relationships of its characters. … read more