Film Society Movies; Will they support Outrage?

Two upcoming movies sponsored by the Film Society.  They state “PLGFS is always happy to support gay-themed movies…  “

I hope this means they will be working with Magnolia Productions and the Pgh Filmmakers to promote Outrage the Movie which is absolutely gay-themed and promise to be a powerful, dialogue-generating documentary.  I would love to see a panel discussion after opening night, but I've had no response from the Filmmakers about that possibility. 

 

Showing at the SouthSide Works Cinema
Thursday, June 18th at 7:30 P.M.
Pedro The Pittsburgh Lesbian and Gay Film Society is proud to bring you this extraordinary film:
 

In 1994, Bunim/Murray Productions made the groundbreaking decision to cast openly gay, HIV-positive Cuban-American Pedro Zamora as part of MTV's The Real World: San Francisco. Zamora's time in the Real World house on Lombard Street brought a face to the AIDS crisis; and U.S. President Bill Clinton credited Zamora with personalizing and humanizing those with the disease.

In BMP Films' first scripted project, PEDRO celebrates the extraordinary life of Pedro Zamora, a young man who when he found out he was HIV positive at 17, made the courageous decision to dedicate the rest of his life to speaking out about his condition in an attempt to raise awareness about the disease in his community, even testifying before the United States Congress to argue for more explicit HIV/AIDS educational programs aimed at youth of color before auditioning for The Real World in 1993. His appearance on The Real World brought his story and his message to MTV's youthful audience and beyond, and when Zamora's health began to deteriorate in late 1994 (after he left the show), it became front page news nationwide, and his death at age
22 provoked a worldwide outpouring of grief.

PEDRO is a film by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (“Quinceanera”) and was directed by Nick Oceano and written by Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”) with story by Dustin Lance Black and Paris Barclay. PEDRO stars Alex Loynaz as Pedro, Justina Machado (“Six Feet Under”) as Pedro's sister Mily, and Hale Appleman (“Teeth”) as Pedro's roommate from The Real World, Judd.

 

Presently Showing at the Manor Theater in Squirrel Hill
1729 Murray Avenue, 412-422-7729
Valentino PLGFS is always happy to support gay-themed movies…especially ones that are as well done and colorful as this film is.
*From the FIRST 50 people who send an e-mail to valentinotix@gmail.com with PLGFS Giveaway in the subject line, two people will be randomly chosen from a drawing to receive free tickets!!

Valentino: The Last Emperor

Rated PG13, 96 minutes

One of the world's most celebrated fashion designers, Valentino Garavani developed an interest in design as a teenager and entered the world of haute couture in the early '50s, working under Jacques Fath, Balenciaga and Jean Desses. In 1959, Valentino opened his own house of fashion in Rome, and he soon became one of the leading lights in European design, known for his trademark shade of red and his clean, stylish lines. With Giancarlo Giammetti, who has been Valentino's business partner and significant other since 1960, the designer built an empire that remained one of the most prestigious in the fashion world until Valentino announced his retirement in the fall of 2007. Filmmaker and journalist Matt Tyrnauer, who has written about Valentino for Vanity Fair, examines the public and private lives of the fashion icon in his documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor. Granted unprecedented access to Valentino's home and office, the film offers an unusual look at his relationship with Giammetti, how his creations are made, his lavish lifestyle, and how changes in the world of haute couture have impacted him. Featuring an original score by Nino Rota, Valentino: The Last Emperor received its North American premiere at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival. – Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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