April 22nd, 2009

gay vigilante

Win a movie date with Thor!

I have two tickets to see Outrage at the Tribeca Film Festival, this coming Sunday at 3:30, at the AMC Village theaters at Third Ave & 11th Sts.

Anyone care to join me? All comments for this post are screened.

It's a documentary by Kirby Dick about closeted gay politicans. He also directed the documentaries This Film Has Not Been Rated and Twist of Faith, both of which were nominated for Academy Awards, in addition to top Sundance nominations. Outrage has its world premiere at the Festival on Friday night, and this is an encore screening.

indieWIRE has an article about the potentially explosive film here. And the Tribeca Film Festival schedule describes the film:
From Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film is Not Yet Rated) comes a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States' most powerful policymakers, Outrage takes a comprehensive look at the harm they've inflicted on keeping their secrets.

Kirby, known for pulling back the curtain on topics shrouded in secrecy, presents analysis from many prominent members of the gay community, such as Congressman Barney Frank, former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey, activist Larry Kramer, radio personality Michelangelo Signorile, and the controversial blogger Mike Rogers (whose blog has spearheaded the movement to out closeted, anti-gay-rights politicians). Their commentary explores the obvious questions but adds new ones as well about the psychology of the double lifestyle, the ethics of outing closeted politicians, and the double standards that the media upholds in its coverage of the sex lives of gay public figures. With the potential to become one of the year's most explosive documentaries, Outrage is sure to stir a lot of talk and debate, and perhaps make an impact on the same-sex civil rights battle in the US. A Magnolia Pictures presentation.