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Whoopi Goldberg recently made her directorial debut at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. Her groundbreaking documentary, "I Got Somethin' To Tell You," is about the life of African-American and openly lesbian stand-up comic Moms Mabley, born Loretta Mary Aiken.
The North Carolina-born comedian graced stages such as New York City's Apollo Theatre and Carnegie Hall with her quirky acts touching on racism and romance between the 1920s and 1960s. Mabley came out in her late twenties and often made her sexuality a part of her routines.
She appeared in the 1933 film "The Emperor Jones" alongside Paul Robeson, which was inducted into the Library Of Congress' National Film Registry Library in 1999. Her wardrobe in the film was markedly androgynous, an unusual sight on a woman in the 1930s.
- The Huffington Post
Actor Wesley Snipes has been released from jail. The Blade actor had been incarcerated in 2010 on tax evasion charges and now that his three year sentence is up, is free to make that To Wong Foo sequel we’ve been eagerly anticipating. [CNN.com] Drew Barrymore doesn’t think women can have it all. “Unfortunately, I was raised in this like generation of like, “Women can have it all, and I don’t think you can,” says the wife/mother/movie star/wine hustler/cosmetics shiller/film producer/director/fashion icon/former child star/wealthy woman who vacations in Mexico with Cameron Diaz. [Us Magazine] Suitors line up! Lindsay Lohan is back on the market! Lilo has »
- Meghan O'Keefe
Local filmmaker Craig Elrod's feature directorial debut The Man from Orlando premieres locally on Saturday night, and although tickets sold out for the main event, a second screening has been added at 10:30 pm at the Stateside Theatre. This Austin-based comedy features familiar faces including Alan Metoskie, John Merriman, Chris Doubek, Sam Eidson and former Austinite Lee Eddy. Co-writer and lead actor Jason Newman portrays Orlando, a former gangster lifeguard who is stuck in a love triangle. Get your $10 general admission tickets online here before it's too late.
Austin Film Society has quite a bit to offer this week. On Monday night, catch Francine, the "The Narrative Edge: Spotlight on Factory 25" selection screening at the Afs Screening Room. Afs Essential Cinema presents Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale as part of the "Asia: Hot and Cool" series on Tuesday night at Alamo Drafthouse Village. On Wednesday at Alamo Village, »
- Debbie Cerda
3 items from 2013
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