Our friends from James Franco Italia pointed us today a trailer for I Am Michael. Presented about a year ago at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festival, the biopic dedicated to former gay activist Michael Glatze, directed by Justin Kelly, went through a 2015 full of events at festivals around the world, but we didn’t have any news about distribution. But the film was released in December in Poland, distributed by mayfly, and with the released trailer we can look at some scenes.
Starring James Franco, Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts, I Am Michael tells the true story of a man who denies one’s sexual orientation to embrace the faith. Glatze, co-founder of Young Gay America magazine militant, became in fact a Catholic extremist anti-gay. Check it:
The stars of MCC Theater’s upcoming production of Noah Haidle’s Smokefall met the press at their rehearsal studio on January 7. Anne Kauffman directs the drama, which runs from February 4-March 13 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
The company is led by Zachary Quinto, alongside Robin Tunney (The Mentalist), Julia Garner (Grandma), Jon DeVries (The Apple Family Plays), and Brian Hutchison (Man and Boy). The creative team includes Mimi Lien (scenic design), David Weiner (lighting design), Asta Hostetter (costume design), and Lindsay Jones (Sound design).
The play is described as follows: “Magical realism collides with manic vaudeville in a family drama unlike any you’ve ever seen. The Twins swap philosophy while awaiting their birth, Beauty eats dirt and doesn’t speak, Father is about to drive away and never return, and a man named Footnote acts as our guide. Whipping from astonishing tenderness to profound humor and back again, this wholly original play uncovers the extraordinary family connections we all stretch and warp across the years but can never quite break.”
For tickets and more information, click here.
The March issue of SFX Magazine is has a 20 page special dedicated to Star Trek series. You will find digital scans added in our gallery, with the whole feature.
Hitman: Agent 47 is out on DVD/Blu-Ray and Digital since December 29 in US, Canada and UK, and it’s out today in Australia. You can find screen captures added in our gallery as well.
The Star Trek Beyond trailer was released, and it looks amazing (and plus, with a great soundtrack choice!). The new film, starring Idris Elba, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zach Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban will hit theaters July 22nd. Watch it:
Zachary Quinto has narrated United Nations (UN) Free & Equal video on the social and economic costs of LGBT exclusion. Free & Equal is a UN campaign for LGBT equality.
Do you know how much discrimination really costs?
Rates of poverty, homelessness, depression and suicide have been found to be far higher among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people than in the general population. But it’s not just LGBT people who pay the price. We all do. Every LGBT child thrown out of home and forced to miss out on education is a loss for society. Every LGBT worker denied their rights is a lost opportunity to build a fairer and more productive economy.
These losses are entirely self-inflicted. With different laws and policies in place and a different mind-set, we could and would achieve a more free and equal world – that is more prosperous too!