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Hot Docs: The Women

Hot Docs is one of the best and biggest documentary film festivals. This year's festival takes place in Toronto from April 28-May 8. The Special Presentation section (their most high profile section) is made up of 26 films. 11 are directed or co-directed by women. That's 42%. (Descriptions from IndieWIRE) The Advocate For Fagdom D: Angélique Bosio | Germany | 92 min | North American Premiere Romantic-Queercore-punk-zombie pornographer, gleeful crusher of cliché, righteousness and repressive politics: Viva Bruce Labruce! Scintillating film clips and fabulous interviews with John Waters, Harmony Korine, and Gus Van Sant reveal Toronto’s gift to the world.…
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Hot Docs Announces 26 High-profile Special Presentations to Screen During 2011 Festival

Hot Docs has announced 26 documentary features that will be a part of this year’s Special Presentations program, a high-profile collection of world and international premieres, award-winners from the recent international festival circuit, and works by master filmmakers, and featuring some star subjects.

The full selection of films to screen at Hot Docs 2011 will be announced on March 22, including the 2011 opening night film but here are the special presentation titles, ordered alphabetically:

The Advocate For Fagdom D: Angélique Bosio | Germany | 92 min | North American Premiere

Romantic-Queercore-punk-zombie pornographer, gleeful crusher of cliché, righteousness and repressive politics: Viva Bruce Labruce! Scintillating film clips and fabulous interviews with John Waters, Harmony Korine, and Gus Van Sant reveal Toronto’s gift to the world.

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest D: Michael Rapaport | USA | 98 min | International Premiere

Actor Michael Rapaport’s directorial debut hits the road with Q-Tip, Phife, Ali and Jarobi,
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The Unjust, Elite Squad 2 And The Black Power Mixtape Among First Berlin Titles

Though it slipped past us somehow the 2011 Berlin Film Festival released the first block of titles from their Panorama section yesterday and there are some very familiar names in there, among them Ryoo Seung-Wan's The Unjust, Jorge Padilha's Elite Squad 2, Angelique Bosio's The Advocate For Fagdom and Hugo Olsson's The Black Power Mixtape - all of which have received coverage here in the pages of Twitch. You want the complete list? Here it is:

Panorama Main Programme + Panorama Special Bu-dang-geo-rae (The Unjust) by Seung-wan Ryoo, Republic of Koreawith Jung-min Hwang, Seung-bum Ryoo, Hae-jin Yoo Chang-Pi-Hae (Ashamed) by Soo-hyun Kim, Republic of Koreawith Hyo-jin Kim, Kkobbi Kim Dance Town by Kyu-hwan Jeon, Republic of Koreawith Mir-an Ra, Seong-tae Oh The Devil's Double by Lee Tamahori, Belgiumwith Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier Dirty Girl by Abe Sylvia, USAwith Juno Temple, Milla Jovovich, William H. Macy, Dwight Yoakam, Mary Steenburgen, Jeremy Dozier
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Bruce Labruce: The Advocate For Fagdom

Given yesterday's story of an Australian film festival director who had his home raided and charges pressed against him following a screening of Bruce Labruce's La Zombie this seems particularly appropriate:

Director Angelique Bosio is currently wrapping things up on The Advocate For Fagdom, a feature length documentary on Canada's gay art punk provocateur featuring interview segments with John Waters, Harmony Korine, Gus Van Sant and others. Here's the official synopsis:

At turns, a transgressive artist in the purest sense of the term, the spiritual son of Kenneth Anger and John Waters, or leader of the Queercore movement, one thing is certain : Bruce Labruce makes small budget movies full of hardcore sex, political messages and containing as much violence as tenderness, in which he happily crushes any gay attitude clichés while practicing ironic self glorification, mocks any horror movie or dramatic set ups, and avoids all fashionable art trends.
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