PLGFF Tuesday night previews


'Hannah Free'

A May/December romance with Sharon Gless (Queer as Folk and Cagney and Lacey) and 36 hours with a mileu of gay men cannot do your Tuesday wrong at the Portland Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

At 7pm Hannah Free screens to what I can only assume will be quite an interesting audience. Set in a rural nursing home, religious homemaker Rachel is forbidden from seeing her much older lesbian lover, the rough and tumble Hannah Free (Gless).

Both were raised in the same rural Midwest town and the film, which goes back and forth in time in a complex and interesting structure, reveals how the women maintained their love affair despite a marriage, a world war, infidelities, and family denial.

In one of those popular Magnolia type movies 9pm’s Clapham Junction chronicles the intersections of several gay men over the course of 36 hours in London. Five separate stories are woven into the fabric of modern day Britain, still surprisingly homophobic 40 years after the decriminalization of homosexuality, into a tale that is at times violent, graphic and controversial.

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