Memories of a Penitent Heart

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Pushing Dead A Film by Tom E. Brown Explores Long-Term Surviving—With a Sense of Humor by Hank Trout The first thing I noticed about filmmaker Tom E....

Memories of a Penitent Heart: Review

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Pose Created by Ryan Muphy, Brad Falchuk & Steven Canals FX Reviewed by John Francis Leonard It’s 1990 in NYC. Madonna’s hit single “Vogue” is ruling the...

The Normal Heart

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Summer 1993: An Interview with Filmmaker Carla Simón

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Positive Youth

Heart and Soul In a New Documentary, Four Youth Affected by HIV Open Their Hearts and Bare Their Souls by Chip Alfred Photos Courtesy Border2Border Entertainment Our youth...

1985: Review

1985 Written & directed by Yen Tan MuseLessMime Productions/Cranium Entertainment Reviewed by John Francis Leonard 1985 is a film about secrets—the secrets we think we’re hiding, but are...

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