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La literatura LGTB+ en el séptimo arte| Togayther

la tendencia a invisibilizar o, directamente, erradicar personajes y no normativos en el cine parece estar en decadencia. De la misma manera, de la historia que ponen el énfasis en el personaje LGTB+ adquieren la diversidad y la complejidad, alejándose poco a poco de los viejos arquetipos de la estereotipados como el youporn. En grandes cantidades, y especialmente en cifras, la diferencia es el porcentaje de un tanto por ciento según estudios de investigación plataformas como GLAAD.

Esto no quita que, desde el punto vista de la presencia y la visibilidad, la comunidad se hace cada vez más presente. Y lo que es más importante: independientemente de festivales, películas que tengan un contenido o personajes LGTB+ llegan a un público más mainstream. Esto supone un gran avance, ya que los festivales no están disponibles para todas las personas, y no tienen tanta popularidad en el espectador medio.

Este nuevo cine con contenido LGTB+ más mainstream se produce a través de otro grande de la cultura de masas: la literatura.

la literatura a menudo, en, la base de la que parten muchos de los escenarios. Conocidos como los accesorios de ganado popularidad y presencia en la taquilla, copando a veces box office en muchos países. En el caso que nos compete, la literatura es la gran culpable de algunas de las grandes historias recientes del cine con los personajes y/o de contenido LGTB+. Que podemos tener una idea de la importancia de esta tendencia ponían la mesa varios nombres que han aparecido en los últimos cinco años.

carol: oscar que no es y lo que debería haber sido beeg, o lo que es lo mismo, carol. La novela de Patricia Highsmith ha sido adaptada por primera vez en 2015 de todd haynes, con cate blanchett y rooney mara como héroes. De una factura bellísima, interpretaciones sublimes y dirigida con pulso excepcional, carol fue delicias de cualquier amante del séptimo arte. Diversos cambios respecto a la novela, en su mayoría niños, la película captura el sentimiento de atracción Theresse y carol bien.

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Con el amor, simon: adaptación de Yo, simon, homosapiens, una novela escrita por becky Albertalli que narra las aventuras y desventuras de un joven homosexual en la adolescencia. Divertido, entretenido y ferviente amor, simon es una historia típica comedia romántica que tiene como factor diferenciador de la sexualidad de la protagonista. Una historia que, aparentemente, no tiene una gran potencia, pero que era necesario. Después de décadas y décadas de rom-coms heteronormativas era el momento de que este tipo de películas como Con el amor, simon. Hace demasiados años y Rosas Rojas.

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Disobedience: un gran malentendido. El ganador del TIFF del año pasado, Disobedience se ha convertido en la película que todos esperaban con impaciencia pasar sin pena ni gloria cines. En españa Sony retiró su apoyo en la difusión, lo que provocó una campaña en las redes sociales que de la muestra. Por último se hizo en el cine, los seleccionados. Disobediencie dividió a la opinión pública, en parte debido a que sebastián lelio trabajó con un tema bastante desconocido y difícil como es el judaísmo ortodoxo. Sin embargo, la cinta es muy agradable, con un final más agradable que en su contenido original y dos actrices en estado de gracia. La novela, escrita por naomi Alderman -conocido en nuestro país por su novela » el poder-, vale la pena probar.

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Call me by your name: Lo conseguido por esta película bien se podría denominar fenómeno cultural. La obra más completa y con mayor sensibilidad de Luca Guadagnino encandiló a crítica y público, logrando varias nominaciones a los oscar el año pasado. Su estética visual, formalizado en el cine clásico italiano y el trabajo armie hammer y Timothée Chalamet hacen de la película obligatorio.

-el futuro del cine con los personajes y el contenido LGTB+ parece descansar en la literatura. La voz de los jóvenes, con la voluntad de incluidos y que apuestan por la diversidad son el caldo de cultivo del cine que viene. En breve llegarán a los cines Boy Erased, cameron Post, se, escapa como es, Tell it to the bees y colette, y otros.

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Kate Winslet fue «abusada» en la escuela, llamada ‘Blubber’

Kate Winslet ha revelado que ella era llamada «Blubber» por abusones cuando ella estaba en el colegio.

La ganadora del Oscar revivió algunas partes dolorosas de su pasado en el escenario frente a más de 12.000 jóvenes en el We Day U.K. evento de caridad en Wembley Arena.

En un discurso de inspiración, Winslet dijo: «Me habían intimidado en la escuela, me llamaron Blubber».

La mujer de 41 años le dijo a la multitud que le molestaron por querer actuar, fue elegida por su apariencia e incluso fue encerrada en un armario. «Yo no era la más bonita», dijo. «Incluso me dijeron que podría tener suerte en mi actuación si yo estaba feliz de conformarse con las partes de la niña gorda en beeg. [Los agentes de casting] dirían: «No eres lo que buscamos Kate.» Lo oiría mucho. »

Pero Winslet dijo que fue capaz de eliminar y bloquear los comentarios negativos y siguió persiguiendo su pasión por actuar. «No me encerré en mi sueño», dijo. «Me reprimí. Tuve que ignorar los comentarios negativos. Tuve que creer en mí misma, tuve que elegir para subir por encima de todo y tuve que trabajar duro. »

Todo ese duro trabajo valió la pena para Winslet cuando consiguió el papel de protagonista en 1997 «Titanic» junto a Leonardo DiCaprio. «Un día, fui elegida como Rose en ‘Titanic'», recordó. «La candidata más inverosímil de boa foda – Kate de la tienda de sándwich en Reading – de repente actuando en una de las películas más grandes jamás hechas. Puedes ser de cualquier lugar y puedes hacer cualquier cosa, créelo. Es posible superar sus miedos. »

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General Questions

General Questions
General Questions

What is Project Seven?
Why are you doing this?
Who are you?
What kind of films are you making?
Why seven? Is that seven films each (forty-two total)?

Watching the films
Where can I view the films from Project Seven?
I’m having trouble viewing them online, can you help?
Can I get a copy of these films on VHS or DVD?

Supporting Project Seven
How can I support Project Seven?
I’m interested in helping contribute financially to Project Seven.
I’m an actor— can I send you my headshot and info?
I’m a DP/grip/sound engineer/musician— can I participate?
I have little or no experience in movies— can I still help on a shoot?
Can I join Project Seven as a filmmaker?

General Questions
What is Project Seven?
Project Seven is a challenge accepted by a group of six filmmaker friends from Hope Chapel in Austin, Texas who have committed to each creating seven short films, originally to be done in one year (currently the filmmakers voted to give themselves a more flexible timeline). Each filmmaker in Project Seven has signed a pledge to make a film with a common theme and deadline? (See «What kind of films are you making»?)

Why are you doing this?
Because we love movies. We love the craft of filmmaking. We want to become better filmmakers. Believing that the principal way to becoming a better filmmaker is to just make films, Project Seven serves as an forum to provide structure, collaboration, constructive feedback, the freedom to experiment and fail— and succeed! — and to just plain have fun making movies. All too often, inertia, excuses, fear, or trying to do something big and/or expensive get in the way of making short movies. We embrace digital technology as an economically viable way to make more films.

Who are you?
We’re six friends in Austin, Texas who got together and decided to go for this. Most of us have either made a couple of independent films before, or have been involved with film festivals. Although we are a somewhat mixed lot (married, single, men, women, white, hispanic, and gringo), our common thread is that we are evangelical Christians. None of us, however, are out to «preach» with our films. Rather, we believe that good story-telling is an end in itself, to the extent that it honestly re-presents the human experience as both beautiful and ugly. as comic and tragic. A spacious imagination is one that reflects the creative spirit of our own Creator. See the people section for more information.

What kinds of films are you making?
We’ve set some themes for each of our films we want to make. The theme may represent a genre, style, suggestion, or constraint. Each filmmaker can make his or her own movie in any format (DV, 16 mm, web cam, etc.) at any length. On the deadline date, we gather together to watch our films, eat good food, and offer each other constructive feedback on our work. The themes and deadlines are:

Theme Deadline (2002)
No cuts (one-shot) February 24
«A door opens» April 7
Children’s movie May 19
No dialog open
Sci-fi/fantasy open
«Love» open
Director’s choice open
If you watch the films, you’ll see there is quite a range, including comedy, drama, suspense, documentary, experimental. This variety is part of what makes Project Seven such an enjoyable and powerful creative experience. We also encourage each other (mostly our of necessity!) to make no-budget films (anything under $500, most cost much less than that); hence we often use DV and do all digital editing.

Why seven? Is that seven films each (forty-two total)?
Yes, that is seven films EACH. At the end of the year, we will have made 42 short films combined. Seven just seemed like a good number to keep us all on our toes, since it means we have 6-7 weeks to write, prepare, shoot, and edit each film.

Watching the films
Where can I view the films from Project Seven?
Many of them can be viewed online on this website; just visit the films section. Because online video is so data-intensive, you’ll need a broadband connection (cable modem, DSL, etc.)— or a lot of patience. All films are in Quicktime format, which you will need installed on your PC or Mac to view them (Quicktime available for free here).

Select films showed at the Ragamuffin Film Festival in Austin, TX (July 2002).

Finally, we plan to make the films available on VHS and DVD available as well. If you’d like to order a copy, please e-mail Jeffrey Travis for pricing and order information.

I’m having trouble viewing them online, can you help?
First, make sure you have Quicktime 5 or higher installed. Secondly, make sure your browser is not terribly old (e.g., it should be Internet Explorer 4.0 or Netscape 4.0 or higher). If nothing happens when you click on the images, make sure you have Javascript enabled. Finally, if everything else is OK, but it seems very slow to download, realize that an average 5 minute short is about 18 MB in compressed format, so it may take a few minutes to download before you can begin to play it. If you are still having trouble, please e-mail me.

Can I get a copy of these films on VHS or DVD?
Yes! E-mail me with the names of the short films you are interested in, and I will give you information on how to order copies. In the future, we may try to set up an online ordering system. Incidentally, we aren’t making any money by selling these (at least not until we get a distribution deal 🙂 ).It costs us real money, time and effort to make even one VHS tape or DVD, so we charge to cover the expense. We do want to make these movies as accessible as possible!

Supporting Project Seven
How can I support Project Seven?
Let us know what you think! Sign our guestbook, e-mail us. If you’re an actor or if you’d just like to help out on a short film production, see the questions below. We also accept financial donations to support Project Seven.

I’m interested in helping contribute financially to Project Seven.
We also gladly accept donations of any amount for Project Seven, whether its $10 or $10,000. Filmmaking, even with digital technology, is still one of the most expensive art forms to work in. Each filmmaker has contributed their own financial resources as much as possible and works a «day job» to support his or her art. Our «poor man’s filmmaking» forces us to be more creative (which we highly value) but at times does limit the possibilities of our work. In particular, we almost always need a good camera, tripods, lights, sound equipment (booms, shotgun mikes, lavs), and computers with editing software for each production. Donations to the filmmaking artists can be made to them personally, or to Project Seven.

I’m an actor— can I send you my headshot and info?
Absolutely! We are always looking for actors, whether you have experience or not, in the Austin Texas area. As there are seven shorts being produced at any given time this year, there are many opportunities for actors. Positions are non-paid unless otherwise indicated. Please send headshots and/or information to I’m a DP/grip/sound engineer/musician— can I participate?
We often need crew members to assist with productions, and we are always on the lookout for soundtracks from independent musicians. Please e- with your information and skills.

I have little or no experience in movies— can I still help on a shoot?
Very often we need extras and volunteers («grips» and «production assistants») to help during shoots. If you live in the Austin, TX area and would be interested in working with us on a movie shoot, please

Can I join Project Seven as a filmmaker?
Currently Project Seven is limited to the filmmakers who have already started the productions for this year. Still, if you are an independent filmmaker— drop us a line and let us know what you are up to — we’d love to hear from you.

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Films online

Films online
Films online

Volume:»Love«

completed December 7, 2002
An experimental film about «love» as a collaborative effort of the whole Project Seven team. This film is based on the Biblical passage I Corinthians 13 and contains its text in its entirety. The film was presented at the «8 Minutes Max» artistic event, which sets an 8-minute limit for experimental art.

Angela Alvarez

Born in Kenosha, WI, Angie is proud to have called many diverse places home. Despite the constant state of transition, she is thankful to have experienced a variety of cultural climates to have shaped her world view and taught lessons in adaptability. It was books which first captured her childhood imagination, sneaking many late night reads by flashlight, and leading to a love for storytelling in many mediums. In highschool she discovered a love of the stage and first began writing and directing short productions for her youth group including regionally performed, «Turn Around» and «No Compromise». In 1997 Angie received her BA in Communication Studies from Taylor University in Upland, IN. Production highlights have included «Spoon River Anthology», «Little Shop of Horrors», «Lost in Yonkers», «Macbeth», «Agnes of God», and directorial roles with «Antigone» and «A Doll’s House». Graduation brought her once again to a new city, Austin, TX, where she is content to settle if possible. Angie’s diverse income strategies have included high tech account managing, working with Bible translators in Israel, nannying, and faux-painting. Through all life’s journeys has been an appreciation of film which at some point has developed into a passion. As a novice she is daunted by the tasks ahead with Project 7, but incredibly thankful and blessed for the opportunity to grow in the art while working with some of the most, «ingenious yet humble, inspiring with encouraging» play mates.

Amanda Walker

Born in the Appalachian  mountains of North Carolina, Amanda grew up on PBS and acoustic music. At an early age she learned to use her imagination instead of a TV. Storytelling became an important part of life through music and words. Having a mother who directed theatre, Amanda was introduced to the stage at a young age. This influence became the base of her interest in acting and the movies. In elementary school she moved to a small town south of Dallas and appeared on stages playing violin and acting. This continued until she was in High School, however was put on the sidelines for the pursuit of an education. She graduated college – yes she is above 14 years old – from the University of Texas at  Austin with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a specialty in Deaf Education and minor in Psychology. Sometime during her college life, she acquired a desire to tell stories through film. No one really knows how this desire pertains to Deaf Education; however, Amanda would like to incorporate the two worlds, film and Deaf culture. She has worked with the Austin Film Festival for two years and with South By Southwest for one. Amanda has only made one film on her own, Cermack Sisters a documentary on her 92+ great aunts; however, has helped make others. Her imagination and creativity is never ending which she hopes will be an asset to the making the films in Project Seven.

Eric Quintana

Born in Dallas, schooled in College Station, living in Austin, Eric has never been away from Texas for more than a week. In highschool, Eric became involved in the making of several stop-action animation films. This was back in the days of super-8 when  consumer video was extremely rare. It was at this time he made his first commercials and short films, all comedy spoofs. Later, Eric worked with Merrilee Shopland as part of a University of Texas Informal Class, «Making a Movie», where the students were taught improv acting skills for movies. Eric did the camera, lighting, editing, and helped with some directing. They made the same movie, «Dynamite Weekend» (1991), every class, every year, for several years. Still later, Eric joined Hope Chapel where he has been a highschool youth leader for 6 years. When some youth expressed a desire to make movies, he picked up the camera and started filming. Shown at Naos Kurios (2000) and the Hope Arts Film Festival (2001), their first major film «Blind Spot» was a comedy mystery where none of the 9 actors were told the whole plot. Many many short films and commercials have followed,  including «The Loch Ness Hunters», «FlatuLESS», and most recently «Canned». It is Eric’s desire to use filmmaking as a supplement for the highschool youth ministry, making films that involve primarily highschool youth.

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People

PeopleJeffrey Travis

Growing up in Argentina, Jeffrey never had a VCR, a telephone or Captain Crunch cereal till he moved to the U.S., but did develop a passion for magical realism literature as well as a love for beef and good wine. Jeffrey got a Master’s in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and has authored three books that have nothing remotely to do with filmmaking. Having mucked around with borrowed video cameras in earlier years, he made his first short film *Busy Signals in 2001 (together with David Taylor as DOS gringos productions). After making Recuerdos de Un Mate he got the preposterous idea of making seven shorts in one year, and so he & David started Project Seven. Jeffrey and his wife, Stephanie, have three children: Maeve, Aidan, and Rachel.

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