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.
| 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
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
| 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 [email protected] with PLGFS Giveaway in the subject line, two people will be randomly chosen from a drawing to receive free tickets!!
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