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"Queer Film at Sundance?" ask Anthony Kaufman?

Posted January 15, 2009

575 Castro

575 Castro

Anthony Kaufman’s blog today raises the question, “In the wake of Prop 8, will a new Queer Cinema rise at Sundance?” It’s a good question, and one that many will be asking in the next few weeks. As Anthony says:

Most of the filmmakers I spoke with seemed newly energized. And though some of their current films may not yet reveal the sort of groundbreaking approaches that once brought us auspicious debut films from Todd Haynes, Tom Kalin, Christopher Munch, and Gregg Araki in the early ‘90s, several filmmakers said they would likely take up the cause in further work. Whether those films are avant-garde (as advocated by Jenni Olson) or comical (as suggested by Madeleine Olnek), it remains to be seen.

We are thrilled that Jenni Olson’s film, 575 Castro St., for FilmInFocus––which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday 19––might be sparking a new revolution.