The Top 4 Great Gay Moments at the Tribeca Film Festival

by Austin Dale
April 30, 2012 10:22 AM
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An image from "Any Day Now." [Image courtesy of the filmmakers]
1. Kylie Minogue's "Jack and Diane" Cameo

Bradley Rust Gray's lesbian werewolf movie "Jack and Diane" would have been plenty gay even without an appearance by the international pop diva, but a Kylie Minogue cameo could launch a film devoid of all things gay into the highest homo stratospheres. And Kylie went all the way with this one, playing a tattooed lesbian rocker. It's not like she needed any confirmation as the world's greatest gay icon, but damn, she looked ferosh. Work, Kylie! We love you!

2. "Any Day Now" Takes an Audience Award!

2012 is turning out to be a pretty good year for gay films with festival filmgoers. Audiences at the Berlin Film Festival voted for the Serbian gay dramedy "The Parade," and Tribeca's audiences fell in love with the courtroom drama "Any Day Now." It's about a pair of unlikely gay parents in 70's Los Angeles, fighting for custody of the abused child with Down's Syndrome who lives next door. Check out our interview with the movie's star, Alan Cumming, here!

3. "Keep The Lights On" has an Emotional NYC Premiere

I believe that being a gay man in New York is different from being gay somewhere else. "Keep The Lights On" is a New York film about men who fall in love in the years after AIDS ravaged the city's gay community. It's a story steeped in New York history, and it resonated beautifully with a Tribeca audience packed with NYC's gay community. (And I think I also saw Lou Reed there!) And at the end of the screening, director Ira Sachs brought fifty members of the cast and crew to the stage! It was great to be there.

 

4. Alan Cumming Wearing "Beetlejuice Pants" in the Press Lounge

I just wish there was a picture.

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  • bob hawk | May 1, 2012 1:07 AMReply

    And there were two shorts worthy of note in the "Men-Hatten" program: Neil La Bute's BFF and, especially, Matthew Bonifacio's MIGRAINE.

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