October 4, 2013
UWM's Peck School of the Arts presents the 2013 Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival from Oct. 17 to 20. Following are reviews of some of the fesitval's many diverse offerings, but the list is only partial and does not include entries in the short film category. For more information, go to arts.uwm.edu/LGBTFILM or visit facebook.com/mkelgbtfilm.
‘I Am Divine’
During the past few years, gay filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz has made some of the most enlightening and entertaining documentaries to hit the screen. In 2008, he released “Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon,” which covered (so to speak) the life and career of the late gay porn star Jack Wrangler. Vito Russo, the legendary AIDS activist, gay journalist and author of “The Celluloid Closet,” was the subject of Schwarz’s 2011 excellent doc “Vito.”
Now Schwarz has trained his lens on Divine, the iconic drag star of some of John Waters’ most enduring films...
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