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!! OMG, the vision of Divinity: Jeffrey Schwarz interview !!

Jeffrey Schwarz has directed over 100 films; documentaries about movies, films on films, covering the making as such classics as 'Footloose' [this amounts to several films, obsessed much?!], 'Bewitched' and 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre'.

His in-depth documentary on the queen of all queens, Divine, premiered this year at SXSW and features previously unseen photos and videos provided by Divine's mother Frances Milstead who was still alive when Jeffrey was collecting together his material for what he describes as "the ultimate 'it gets better' story".

Schwarz sat down with Afterelton to discuss his dream of one day making a Divine Biopic, his search for film-funding sugar-daddies or "donor angels", and remembering that John [Waters] and Divine, were creating "movies for gay people who didn't get along with other gay people":

"Today's queers need to remember people like Divine and the people on the fringes who made it easier for the rest of us."

True dat!
You can read the whole interview HERE [I promise only a single mention of canine excrement] and you can browse the North American film screening deets, after the jump.


Out On Film
Atlanta, GA. Website:
Dates and Times TBD. Festival runs Oct. 3-10


St. Louis QFest
Webster University's Winifred Moore Auditorium, St. Louis, MO. Website:
Friday, June 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM

The Key West PRIDE Film Festival
Tropic Cinema, Key West, FL. Website:
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 6:00 PM

FilmOut San Diego
Birch North Park Theatre, San Diego, CA. Website:
Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM

A Divine Sunday - OUT Twin Cities Film Festival
St. Anthony Main Theatre, Minneapolis, MN. Website:
Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 7:30 PM
(Double feature with VITO at 4 PM)


Harvey Milk Festival
Burns Court Cinema, Sarasota FL. Website:
Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Rio Theatre, Vancouver Canada. Website:
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Maryland Film Festival
Baltimore, MD. Website:
May 8-12, 2013. Screening time and location TBD.

Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival
The Belfast Barge, Belfast, Ireland. Website:
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Pink Apple FilmFestival
Arthouse Movie, Zürich, Switzerland. Website:
Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Miami Gay and Lesbian Film festival
Miami Beach Botanical Garden, Miami Beach, FL. Website:
Friday, May 3, 2013 8:30 PM


Torino GLBT Film Festival
Multisala Cinema Massimo, Torino (turin), Italy. Website:
Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 4:15 PM (16:15)

Nashville Film Festival
Green Hills Cinema, Nashville, TN. Website:
Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Calgary Underground Film Festival
The Globe Cinema, Calgary Canada. Website: CUFF
Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 9:30 PM
Sunday, April 21 at 8:30 PM

Louisiana International Film Festival
Union Theatre, LSU Campus, Baton Rouge, LA. Website: LIFF
Friday, April 19, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Off Plus Camera
Krakow, Poland. Website: OFFPLUSCAMERA
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 3:00 PM (15:00)
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 3:00 PM (15:00)
Friday, April 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM (16:00)

Cleveland International Film Festival
Tower City Cinema, Cleveland OH. Website: CIFF
Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 9:15 PM
Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Wisconsin Film Festival
Madison, WI. Website:
Thursday, April 11 at 6:00 PM UW Elvehjem Building
Friday, April 12 at 9:30 PM Sundance Cinema 5

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» posted by Duncan Alexander on Friday, April 12, 2013
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