Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Reaching for the popcorn

While the lesbian TV sitcom remains elusive, we’re come into a mini glut of indie arthouse lesbian movies. OK, glut is a little strong. More like three. “Concussion,” “Blue Is the Warmest Color” and now “Reaching for the Moon.” But three is better than two and one and definitely none. So I’ll take this tiny embarrassment of riches with a big bucket of popcorn.

Now I’ve written about “Concussion” and “BITWC,” but only recently happened upon the trailer for “Reaching for the Moon.” It’s the real-life love story between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares in the 1950s.



Gorgeous set pieces, gorgeous women, gorgeous backdrop and clickity-clackity typing on typewriters? Yes, yes. Please sign me up, yes. Also, Bishop is played by Miranda “I am no man!” Otto. The film has picked up awards at Outfest in LA and Frameline in San Francisco among other film festivals. It opens in New York Nov. 8 and L.A. Nov. 29. Wolfe Video picked up the rights, so expect it on streaming and VOD in the near future as well.

Right, so guess I’ll be seeing you at the movies, ladies. Who is bringing the Junior Mints?

p.s. I’ve finally watched al three hours of “Blue Is the Warmest Color” and in the midst of processing my Big Lesbian Feelings about the whole thing. Expect a review soon.

7 comments:

CY said...

I watched it at the Edinburgh film festival and absolutely loved it. It's not a happy one though, the characters are flawed and it moved both me and my friend to tears at points.

Carmen SanDiego said...

I have recently discovered Wolfe Video on Demand and its great

Anonymous said...

I CAN'T WAIT!

egghead said...

Excited to see the one about the poet and excited to hear your review.

faruk123 said...

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the funky monkey said...

I saw this at my college's LGBT film festival recently. Beautiful and funny, sad and touching. A must-see for all that love based on real life stories or period pieces. :)

kamila J. said...

I've already watched here in Brazil ,I completely loved that film .Is awesome .