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LGBTQ on Film: A History of Love

Originally published: June 8, 2021 (Reposted in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month) The freedom to be who you are - so many people take our right to self to actualize, to be our best selves, to love who we love - for granted, but what if who you are, who you love, how you dress or express yourself made you the target of discrimination, open to attack, ridicule, lawful inequity, even death? What if the very person you are allowed society to restrict your rights and freedoms? That has been the plight of the LGBTQ community, and in many places in the world self-expression as a lesbian, gay, bi, trans, or queer person has serious and dire consequences still today.  Entertainment has long been a field where the LGBTQ community has found a home, openly, in auxiliary fields like hair, makeup, and wardrobe, while having to stay closeted if working in front of the camera.
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“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” Premiere

All stars were on deck May 2 in Hollywood for the much-awaited premiere of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the latest offering from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and sequel to the blockbuster, Doctor Strange, in 2016, which grossed over $677 M worldwide. Doctor Stephen Strange’s movie litany other than the eponymously titled film six years ago includes such films as Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and most recently Spider-Man: No Way Home.
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Italian Oscar Nominees Get Together at the Italian Cultural Institute

For the first time, people once again gathered in person at the Italian Cultural Institute in Westwood, the façade of the building lit with the colors of the Ukrainian flag in support of the ongoing and tragic conflict. The occasion, however, was a celebratory one, to honor the two-time Oscar nominee and legendary maestro of cinematography Dante Spinotti and two of the three Italian nominees for this year’s Oscar: Enrico Casarosa, director of the animated film Luca and Massimo Cantini Parrini, costume designer of Cyrano.