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Golden Globe Foundation Celebrates Pride Month 2024

June 1, 2024

Golden Globe Foundation

The Golden Globe Foundation has long championed the work of the LGBTQIA+ community, be it through the support of dedicated LGBTQIA+ organizations like Outfest or the restoration of groundbreaking films with our partners in the restoration community. This month we’re celebrating the work of three grantee organizations who are actively working to support, showcase and celebrate LGBTQIA+ contributions.

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Presents InFocus: LGBTQ+ Cinema

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) hosts its June Monthly Film Festival dedicated to its celebration of its annual InFocus: LGBTQ+ Cinema program. The day consists of two InFocus: LGBTQ+ shorts programs showcasing a diverse range of exciting work from emerging LGBTQ+ creators whose films have screened at a variety of festivals and will take you on a journey, as well as writer-director Benjamin Howard’s queer coming of age feature film, Riley.

The Golden Globe Foundation supports NFMLA’s Monthly InFocus Film Festival program. The InFocus diversity initiative seeks to combat the lack of diversity in the film industry by giving underrepresented groups of filmmakers (i.e. race, ethnicity, region, age, gender, differently-abled status, sexual identity/orientation, indigenous heritage, cultural and socioeconomic background) the opportunity to showcase their work and connect with industry professionals during the Monthly Festival.

Learn more at: https://www.newfilmmakersla.com/events/event/june-1st-2024-monthly-film-festival-infocus-lgbtq-cinema/

Film Independent Presents Live Read Series With A Cast Of Women, Queer, And Non-Binary Actors

Film Independent have announced two upcoming Live Read events featuring a cast of women, queer and non-binary actors.

Zoe Lister-Jones will direct a live Wayne’s World reading on June 11th and Natalie Morales will direct Napoleon Dynamite on June 12th at The Wallis.

Rachel Bleemer, Director of Programming and Events at Film Independent Presents, celebrated the announcement, saying ”I’m profoundly honored to celebrate two exceptionally talented queer women this month. Natalie Morales and Zoe Lister-Jones are multifaceted artists, and we are thrilled to have them be part of our Live Read series. This initiative would not be possible without the invaluable support of Golden Globe Foundation.”

Zoe Lister-Jones added “I’m so thrilled to bring Wayne’s World  to life with a cast of women, queer, and non-binary actors. It’s an iconic film that was so ahead of its time on so many levels. And now, thanks to Film Independent, it parties on!” 

Confirmed cast members include Abbi Jacobson, Kate Berlant, Nicole Byer, Robby Hoffman and Poppy Liu, with more names to be announced. Music will be provided by Miya Folick featuring Amelia Randall Meath (Sylvan Esso).

Check out Film Independent for more big name announcements next week for both Live Reads! 

The Golden Globe Foundation has collaborated with IndieCollect on numerous LGBTQIA+ film restorations as well as 40+ films by women directors. The indie film saviors have also announced IN PLAIN SIGHT, a nationwide restoration tour! Theaters, museums, and film societies across the country are invited to schedule screenings of new 4K restorations by emailing exhibition@indiecollect.org. 

LGBTQIA+ Film Restorations funded by the Golden Globe Foundation:

A COMEDY IN SIX UNNATURAL ACTS by Jan Oxenberg

ASSASSINS: A Film Concerning Rimbaud by Todd Haynes (co-restored with UCLA Film & TV Archive)

BLACKSTAR: Autobiography of a Close Friend by Tom Joslin (co-restored with UCLA Film & TV Archive)

COMING OUT UNDER FIRE by Arthur Dong (co-restored with UCLA Film & TV Archive)

HOME MOVIE by Jan Oxenberg (co-restored with UCLA Film & TV Archive and with Women’s Film Preservation Fund)

SWIM, SWIM: Talking to Sperm and Other Desperate Acts by Wendy Levy

THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT by Jan Oxenberg

WEEKI WACHEE GIRLS by Kim Cummings

– Upcoming Restoration – PARIS WAS A WOMAN by Greta Schiller

Learn more about the incredible work of IndieCollect at https://indiecollect.org

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