Trey McIntyre Project brings innovative choreography back to Atlanta
“The Runaways,” a movie about the teen female band that includes my hero Joan Jett and also Cherie Currie, comes out today in limited release. Originally when I heard about the making of this film, I was thrilled. Hell yeah. Let’s see a filmmaker’s version of female rockers fighting their way to credibility while just being cool as shit.
But now I have doubts.
Harvey Fierstein has rarely hesitated taking on challenges, so accepting the iconic role of Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof” isn’t as surprising as some people imagine. Fierstein’s Atlanta leg of the touring musical is the highest-profile production in a busy month of local theater.
Fierstein originally played the role in a 2004 Broadway revival, taking over for actor Alfred Molina in 2005. So he was a natural when the tour needed a last minute replacement.
In August 1969, a screening of Andy Warhol’s homoerotic “Lonesome Cowboys” was screened at the former Ansley Mall Mini Cinema.
Police stopped the film, confiscated the property and arrested the theater manager. They also took photographs of the some 70 people attending as they exited the theater, saying they were looking for “known homosexuals.”
It’s been almost three decades since the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus was founded to create a space where men could come together in creativity and camaraderie, and through their singing, help empower and educate both themselves and the community at large.
In the years since the chorus’ founding in 1981, Atlanta’s gay community has grown increasingly vibrant, visible and accepted. Now the AGMC is taking to the road to lend their voices to efforts to improve gay acceptance throughout the state.
Out on Film hosts an exclusive screening of the award-winning movie “Watercolors” March 24 at the Ansley Park Playhouse. This will be the only screening of the film in Atlanta, according to Out on Film Director Jim Farmer.
The organization, which hosts an LGBT film festival in Atlanta each October, is expanding its format from the annual festival to hosting screenings throughout the year.
“Our goal is going to be to do these year-round. This one is going to be really special because we have the writer/director of ‘Watercolors,’ David Oliveras, flying in from Los Angeles for this,” Farmer says.
"Prodigal Sons” is the story of three siblings, once brothers but now two brothers and a sister, who return to their Helena, Mont., home for the 20-year high school reunion of two of them. Kimberly Reed, born Paul McKerrow, brings along her lesbian partner, Claire Jones, and a camera crew.
Now in her early forties, Reed has transitioned from man to woman, high school quarterback to filmmaker, Montanan to San Franciscan (where she spent 10 years, arriving as Paul and leaving as Kim) to New Yorker, straight man to lesbian.